The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses will become The Late Show with Stephen Colbert‘s third game-related guest, and will perform on the program.
Next week, The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses—Nintendo’s touring concert of compositions from the company’s popular RPG franchise—will appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for a musical performance. The Legend of Zelda orchestra will play on the variety hour Tuesday, October 13.
Nintendo will not only be using the The Legend of Zelda appearance to remind gamers of the magical and wonderous sensibilities of the series’ timeless arrangements, but also to promote its upcoming Nintendo 3DS game, The Legend of Zelda: TriForce Heroes. During the performance, it’s being reported that “highlights” from the forthcoming release will be shown.
One of the other guests for the evening will be actor Elijah Wood. While many associate him as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings triptych, he has also done voice over work for video games. His most recent work for gaming has been the vocal role for one of the lead characters in Double Fine’s adventure title, Broken Age. Perhaps more memorably, Wood voiced Spyro in The Legend of Spyro trilogy.
In the past several days, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert has been keen on inviting guests related to the gaming medium in a move that supports the host’s all-inclusive standard of offering a diverse portrayal of the world in which we live. The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses’ appearance will be the third time a video game-related guest has been on the show.
Last weekend, the host and performer had Sean Murray on The Late Show to show off the forthcoming game No Man’s Sky. Just a few days prior to the appearance of Hello Games’ managing director on the program, the comedian had invited the Swedish YouTube sensation and popular Let’s Play stalwart PewDiePie.
It seems as if this era of late night talk shows and variety hour programs have been attempting to buck the conventions of only including Hollywood actors and actresses, politicians, and top 40-charting musicians as guests by offering spots to video game representatives. While some hosts of said TV broadcasts have been less than supportive – Jimmy Kimmel immediately comes to mind – others such as Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert have been positively charming and welcoming to gaming industry-types. With video games becoming more mainstream than ever, we’ll certainly see an increase of their representation in all forms of entertainment in the years to come.
The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses will appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 to perform music from The Legend of Zelda series, and the episode is set to air at 11:35pm EDT on CBS, while TriForce Heroes launches on October 23 for Nintendo 3DS.