Nintendo has announced that it will stream full pre-recorded concerts for The Legend of Zelda series and its Splatoon franchise next month. Both concerts were set to be a part of Nintendo Live events in December of last year and this month, too, in Tokyo, Japan, but these events were canceled over safety concerns, as reported by VideoGamesChronicle. Now, everyone will be able to watch these concerts when they hit the official Nintendo YouTube channel next month.
More specifically, The Legend of Zelda orchestra concert will go live on Friday, February 9, at 5 a.m. PT/8 a.m. ET, and the Splatoon 3 Deep Cut concert will be posted on February 10.
Here’s what Nintendo has to say about each:
The Legend of Zelda Orchestra Concert
Mark your calendars for this special The Legend of #Zelda Orchestra Concert! 🎶
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 24, 2024
Splatoon 3 Deep Cut Concert
SRL Stage Management here! The show must go on! The Splatoon 3 Deep Cut concert previously scheduled for Nintendo Live 2024 TOKYO will be held on February 10.
It’ll be posted on Nintendo’s official YouTube channel so you can watch at home! pic.twitter.com/JrvfZLYAM5
— Splatoon North America (@SplatoonNA) January 24, 2024
Game Informer’s own Brian Shea got to watch The Legend of Zelda orchestra concert live at Nintendo Live in Seattle, Washington, last year, and you can check out this video below for a taste of it:
@brianpshea The Legend of Zelda Orchestra performance at Nintendo Live #nintendo #zelda #tearsofthekingdom #legendofzelda #nintendolive #orchestra #fyp #foryoupage ♬ original sound – brianpshea
While waiting to watch these concerts on YouTube next month, read Game Informer’s review of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and then check out this interview with producer Eiji Aonuma and director Hidemaro Fujibayashi about the game’s reception, the team’s approach to the Zelda timeline, and more. Read Game Informer’s Splatoon 3 review after that, and then check out this story about Splatoon 3’s Side Order DLC hitting the game next month.
Are you going to watch these two concerts on YouTube next month? Let us know which songs you’re most excited to hear in the comments below!