Gameplay Footage Shown During Nintendo Switch Reveal Might Not Be Available

There’s been a lot of hype, good and bad, surrounding Nintendo’s new gaming console the “Switch” since the reveal announcement last week. Now that the initial excitement has worn off, gamers have been picking apart the trailer and speculating about the console specs and exactly how much of the in-game footage shown was actual gameplay.

Nintendo Switch Gameplay Footage

According to multiple sources, including personnel involved with the commercial, most gameplay footage was added during post production. Dickhiskhanan, a Twitch streamer and actor from the Splatoon portion of the trailer, explained during a recent interview that all of the actors had dummy units and that footage was added after filming. This is also in line with Nintendo’s response to inquires on the issue with regard to the announcement video:

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.

It should be noted that the video in question does provide the disclaimer “game footage not final; graphics and features subject to change.” It’s really not that big of a surprise to learn that pre-rendered footage was added after the fact as this is a frequent technique for game developers to use. At the end of the day, this has become more and more popular within the gaming industry and in Nintendo’s defense again, they did add a disclaimer. Looks like we’ll have to wait to get more details on the console, though the wait will be a little bit because Nintendo stated that no big announcements will be made until 2017.

Are you excited for the Nintendo’s new console?  What did you think of the announcement trailer? Join the conversation and sound off in the comments below. As always keep a tab open to Don’t Feed The Gamers for Nintendo Switch details and all the other gaming news you need to know.

C.J. Havens80 Posts

C.J. is a self-proclaimed Nerd/Geek culture expert with a passion for writing, gaming, movies, food, and beards; not necessarily in that order. When he's not writing editorials for DFTG you'll most likely find him in the kitchen or on his gaming console. If you eat, he will feed you!

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