In one of the more bizarre headlines of the day, Christina Aguilera’s daughter has apparently played Pokémon Legends: Arceus early.
In an interview with Elle.com (as spotted by Nintendo Life), the American actress and singer told the outlet that her daughter had played Arceus during a day on set filming an advert for the Nintendo Switch. In the interview, Aguilera said, “[While shooting the campaign], my daughter was able to fall in love with a new game.”
“We had a brief moment to [try out] Pokémon Legends: Arceus. It’s so gorgeous, the graphics and the setting that you get to explore in, so she was loving that so much, she wouldn’t give me a turn. But that was on set and yeah, it’s just such a great way for your family to connect.”
The advert starring Aguilera can be seen above. During the commercial, the star can be seen playing alongside her family on a number of games including Super Mario 3D World, Animal Crossing New Horizons, and the Nintendo Switch version of Big Brain Academy. As part of her interview with Elle, the singer spoke about her longstanding relationship with Nintendo, describing herself as a diehard fan.
“I was playing the Nintendo NES, and I think that was the first one where you had your Marios, your Donkey Kongs,” she says when speaking about her first memories of the company. “So I go way back, and honestly, to this day, you can still find some gaming systems. I literally have the arcade games too in my house, so that’s what a diehard fan I am of Nintendo.”
Aguilera isn’t the only star to have starred in recent adverts for the company. Aside from the actress and songwriter, Nintendo have shot further Switch commercials starring the likes of Jessica Alba and Neil Patrick Harris alongside their respective families.
As for Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the game is due out January 28, 2022. For more from the game, make sure to check out this article detailing how Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl might tease Arceus… with a myth.
Pokemon Legends: Arceus Screenshots
Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.