Nintendo: You Shouldn’t Assume Switch Trailer Represents Actual Game Footage

on October 24, 2016 12:56 PM

At the end of last week’s Nintendo Switch reveal trailer, a small-printed “Game footage not final; graphics and features subject to change” appears on the screen. This week, Twitch streamer¬†Dickhiskhan, who appeared playing Splatoon in the video, revealed in an interview with GameXplain that the actors were actually holding dummy units, and the gameplay footage wasn’t added until post-production.

Some eagle-eyed fans had already realized this, as one of the scenes shows the screen of the portable unit overlapping an actor’s arm.

A Nintendo rep told Eurogamer the video was meant to explain how the Switch works. Other details — including games and an exact launch date — will be revealed closer to its March 2017 release window.

“This video is all about explaining how the Nintendo Switch works. We wanted to convey in a self-contained video how Nintendo Switch represents a new era for video game systems enjoyed in front of a TV, by letting gamers play anywhere, anytime, with anyone they choose. It adds the mobility of a portable system to the power of a home gaming system.

“At a later date, before the March launch, we’ll be talking about things like exact launch date, and of course, the games. You shouldn’t assume what you saw on the video represents actual game footage and further specifics on first-party games will be provided later.”

We do know the console will use the Tegra progressor, but we’re still waiting on further specs.

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Manny has been covering video games for more than three years. It's just about all he's good at. That and, well, playing them. He received his B.A. in multimedia and magazine journalism in 2016.