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The Kirby 30th Anniversary concert will be streamed online next week
Nintendo will show the Tokyo concert live on August 11
A live concert of Kirby music will be streamed online next week, Nintendo has announced.
The Kirby 30th Anniversary Music fest, which was announced back in March, will be taking place at Tokyo Garden Theater on August 11, and Nintendo will be streaming the concert globally on YouTube.
The concert starts at 6pm in Tokyo, which translates to 2am PDT / 5am EDT / 10am BST.
Because this may be inconvenient for some western Kirby fans, Nintendo says it will try to provide a replay later.
“We plan to upload a video archive of the Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Fest at a later date,” the company said on Twitter.
“Please note,” it added, “the concert will be in Japanese and will not have simultaneous interpretation to other languages.”
“To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Kirby, a one-time-only music festival will be held featuring a large big band-style ensemble of 35 musicians performing in a variety of genres,” according to the event’s official website.
“This event is a musical event in which you can enjoy original medleys of songs from past titles in the series while reminiscing on your memories with them. A large LED monitor at the venue will also feature a moving Kirby!”
The event is part of Nintendo’s anniversary celebrations for Kirby, commemorating 30 years since the release of Kirby’s Dream Land on April 27, 1992.
This year also saw the release of Kirby and the Forgotten Land, the first 3D platformer in the main Kirby series, which Nintendo claims has enjoyed the “highest sell-through” for any entry in the series to date.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land received widespread critical acclaim, with a current score of 85 on review aggregation site Metacritic.
VGC’s Kirby and the Forgotten Land review calls it “another accomplished charmer from HAL’s inhalatory hero,” adding: “The platforming won’t give Mario any restless nights, but the exuberant creativity around it makes for a bold, buoyant adventure.”