[UPDATE: 3o second version of ~Action~ now up. View after the break]
After seeing that Operation Rainfall made their own trailer for Xenoblade, I decided to jump in and create my own videos for it. But instead of a trailer, I decided to make TV commercials! Three 15 second ones to be exact (with a 30 sec one coming soon). You can read up on the process of how these videos were made in the video descriptions on YT. Now I could’ve made another trailer, but I feel that commercials, particularly the ones for videogames, don’t get as much love. Plus fan-made trailers tend to lean dangerously close to AMV territory. Sure they pop up every freaking time on TV and before a video. But when you sit down and look at a commercial (especially the older ones), you sort of begin to appreciate how the video was made and who it was made for. That and how far we’ve gone in the art of advertising.
But enough about that. We’re here about using them. After the break, the other two commercials and what to do.
Since these are commercials, they’re meant to be seen by as many people as possible. Here what you do:
1. For now, you can use an outside site to extract the videos and save them to your computer. ClipConverter.cc (Browser add-on highly recommended) and DownloadHelper are your best choices so far. I only made three commercials so far. A fourth, 30 second commercial will be made at a later date. When it does, I’ll be posted here as an update.
2. If you’re uploading a new video from from March 26 until April 6th (the game’s release date), attach any one of these commercials to your own videos (via your preferred editing program) on YouTube.
3. Following the format of internet ads, put the commercials at the very beginning or the very end of your video. If you’re a Youtube Partner, I suggest putting them at the end since you might already have an ad running at the beginning.
4. No need to credit me. But remember who made them, StevenDPX ^w^
Since it’s pretty obvious Nintendo won’t do any advertising for this (if at all), it’s up to us, the fans, to market this game and make it a success. Now I know what you’re thinking. “It’s not our job to do this.” “It’s the marketing team’s job to do this.” “If it fails, it’s they’re fault.” These are valid points. But when you look at what’s at stake here, we could lose a lot if this game fails to sell. Look at what Nintendo has done before. Disaster: Day of Crisis, Fatal Frame 4, Mother 3… we’re lucky there was enough of an outcry to get Xenoblade and The Last Story a US release. If it fails, in Nintendo eyes, there was no market here after all and they’ll think twice before bringing a title like this and The Last Story over again.
DISLAIMER: In the event that Nintendo DOES produce a TV commercial of Xenoblade Chronicles, we will voluntarily take down the download link, and possibly the videos on YouTube. After this, we are not responsible for any copyright claims placed on you for using these videos. So if we stop, we suggest you do so too to avoid trouble with Nintendo.