Nintendo to stream ‘Animal Crossing’ and ‘Splatoon 3’ concerts this weekend

Nintendo might be broadcasting two concerts based mostly on a few of its hottest video games this week – one for Animal Crossing, and the opposite for the recently-released Splatoon 3.

The concerts are going down as a part of Nintendo Live 2022, a two-day occasion hosted in Tokyo Big Sight from October 8-9, which guarantees dwell music, recreation competitions, stage occasions and extra.

Nintendo confirmed that it might be internet hosting the Animal Crossing and Splatoon 3 exhibits, respectively titled ‘DJ K.K. Paradise Mix!!’ and ‘Deep Cut’ in a tweet yesterday (October 5).

In celebration of the concerts, Nintendo can be promoting themed merchandise, that you could both choose up in particular person should you’re fortunate sufficient to attend the live performance bodily or by way of the Japanese My Nintendo Store

The firm has but to share any additional particulars about both live performance, though this is hardly Nintendo’s first musical occasion for both franchise. The enormously profitable video games have seen a variety of concerts in recent times, that includes some remarkably spectacular projection work placing the sport’s characters on stage earlier than the viewers’s eyes.

Seen above (or instantly on Nintendo’s Japanese YouTube channel), a 2019 live performance was opened by Animal Crossing musical legend Ok.Ok. Slider himself – or a convincing sufficient digital recreation, anyway.

Even if Tokyo Big Sight isn’t an excessive amount of of a commute, solely those that entered a ticket lottery can attend in particular person, due to COVID-19 precautions. Thankfully for the remainder of the world, the concerts might be streamed dwell on Nintendo’s YouTube channel, going down back-to-back at 10am BST on October 9.

Both Animal Crossing and Splatoon have been enormously profitable for Nintendo, notably in recent times. Animal Crossing: New Horizons‘ impact can hardly be overstated, having captured the world’s consideration when it arrived in March 2020, simply because the world locked down to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Splatoon in the meantime has gone from energy to energy over time, notably with the latest launch of the third entry to the franchise. Andy Brown was impressed by Splatoon 3 in his evaluate for EpicGames News, describing the sport’s core loop as “as simple as it is brilliant” and hailing it because the best-looking recreation on the Nintendo Switch.

Elsewhere in gaming information, Nintendo has begun to crack down on grownup content material on the Switch eShop.

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