Stephen Colbert Hosts 'The Legend of Zelda' Symphony Performance On 'The Late Show'


For nearly three decades, The Legend of Zelda has been host to some of the greatest music to ever hit the gaming industry. Seemingly every soundtrack is better than the last, and the franchise's main theme is one of the most iconic songs in video game history.

Given the quality of the songs throughout the years (and how good they sound when played by a live orchestra), it's not all that surprising that Nintendo would create an official Legend of Zelda symphony. The Symphony of the Goddesses, which features orchestrated pieces from the entire franchise, is currently in the middle of a worldwide tour - and they made a special stop over in New York.

With just a few weeks left before The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes hits store shelves, The Symphony of the Goddesses made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - and they knocked it out of the park.

To gamers, the Symphony of the Goddess is nothing new - the orchestra has been around for years now, and the music has always been fantastic. However, appearing on something like The Late Show is huge - the program has an absolutely ridiculous amount of viewers, many of whom have never heard of The Legend of Zelda.

It seems strange that a series as huge as The Legend of Zelda could use more exposure - but, with performances like this, more and more people will realize that gaming isn't just a series of bleeps and bloops anymore. If this doesn't prove that gaming is indeed art, then nothing will.

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes hits the 3DS on Oct. 22.

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