Splatoon's success isn't just judged on unit sales, which are nevertheless impressive on the Wii U, but by its broader cultural impact. It's a new Nintendo IP that, it's safe to say, has struck a chord with the public and is likely to become a regular part of Nintendo's library in the future.
Along with a lot of merchandise there have been multiple Squid Sisters concerts in Japan, live events in which a band accompany large projections of the sisters performing. A European audience got to experience this recently with Nintendo organising a concert at the Japan Expo in Paris.
The concert (about 26 minutes long) has now been posted on YouTube. The event looks like it was a lot of fun, and the crowd certainly got into the spirit of it - take a look below.
This is refreshing.
Bring it to America! This is the only concert I want to go to! D:
Those lucky Europeans.
Hope the next concert would be either in San Diego Comic Con or New York Comic Con, so that Americans can see this. And EB Games Expo in Australia.
It was a great gig, great event too!!
Super excited for Rhythm Paradise after playing it early there and my Squid sisters gig exclusive poster they gave everyone after the show will for sure be getting framed... took a lot of careful dedication carrying it to get it back home to Preston, England safely.
Just a reminder that hundreds of people would gladly fill out a concert hall to see two hologram squid girls singing in a gibberish language. What a world we live in, eh guys?
@ThomasBW84 "struck a nerve with the public" - you mean "struck a chord", striking a nerve is a bad thing...
@chardir Good point, well made.
I always found their voices...icky...no way I'd go to this concert.
the band absolutely nailed it, lovely artwork at the end
Guess you're not fresh enough, huh?
@PigmaskFan A jazz musician need not be fresh...for he has a style of his own.
(Just to clarify the actual composition of Splatoon's soundtrack is pretty good. It's just the squid voices)
This was incredible to observe. Really marvelous in every way.
I like the live musicians. I didn't see that (or remember it) in the previous videos and it makes a big difference.
There's some endearing combination to the shape of Marie's eyes when she smiles with these hi-def models. Paired with her surprise in the (North American, at least) Splatfest results, it gives her character this warm interior that melts out past her sardonic wit. Like, she fronts a snarky aloofness, but lets it down when getting into a performance, and is caught off guard when reciprocated with the same. </fawn>
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