I decided to rewatch the Metroid Prime 4 first look trailer again the other day and I remembered something Mick Gordon, composer of DOOM (2016), did in some of his tracks. Basically, he made some tracks in such a way so that when viewed through a spectrogram (which is a tool to visualize the spectrum of frequencies of sound), they show hidden images.
That’s when I had the idea to do the same thing with the Metroid Prime 4 first look trailer. So I viewed the trailer’s sound as a visual representation. The first picture was made by recording sound from my speakers. In both pictures, I believe we can see Nintendo has hidden a glimpse of Samus’ face, specifically her left eye (right part of picture) and a hint of the right eye. Oh and let’s not forget to mention the fact that there are 4 ‘pillars’ in the spectrogram.
The second picture was made by importing the .mp3 from the video into a free online spectrogram. I recommend to move slightly away from you screen and judge for yourselves.
What do you think? Does this look like a hidden message or a classic case of pareidolia?
I don’t know about you but I’ll keep examining the spectrogram in Audacity. Maybe there’s a release date hidden in there. Or an Unreal Engine 4 logo.