When Superhot got a surprise release on the Switch eShop this week, a trailer for the game was uploaded alongside it. If you happened to catch the European version of this video, you might have noticed some text towards the end of the brief clip, instructing the player to press 'R' to restart their run.
This confused some viewers – with one Reddit user, who took the above photo, suggesting the Superhot team had used PC footage of the game to showcase its recent Nintendo release. Luckily, Anders Hillestad from the Superhot team chimed in to explain a keyboard was simply plugged into the system at the time of recording.
We had to make a lot of last minute changes to the trailer right before the release, and in the stress of this our video editor missed that during recording this section of the trailer, the machine noticed a keyboard was plugged in and thus changed the input (like if you played it on a PC and used a connected gamepad). This trailer is absolutely recorded using our Switch edition of the game.
After reassuring Nintendo fans the trailer was "absolutely" recorded on Switch and the mishap was all tied to some last-minute changes, it was noted how the text is not featured in the American clip or Nintendo's YouTube version (see below).
The trailer version above is only on the European eShop, if you check out the trailer on the American eShop or on Nintendo's Youtube Channel you will find that the above "press R to restart" does not exist. It's an unfortunate thing for us to have missed this error in the trailer, but it was not done on purpose or meant to deceive anyone. We're still a indie team, and everyone else who was reviewing the trailer also missed this since and it was last minute (I was reviewing it on my phone as I was out travelling).
If you boot up your Switch and have access to a European Switch account, you can see the above-mentioned slip-up in motion.
Did you notice this message instructing players to press the 'R' key instead of the 'Y' button? Have you bought Superhot for Switch yet – what do you think of it so far? Leave a comment below.