Despite not actually singing in a language that is actually understandable outside of Nintendo’s shooter, Splatoon, the Squid Sisters still managed to fill a concert hall in Japan last month… No, I’m not kidding.
Nintendo has a habit of managing to create cult-icons from its video games, everyone knows who Mario is, and soon enough, everyone will know who the Squid Sisters are, as they’re taking Japan by storm.
For those who don’t know, in Nintendo’s multiplayer shooter, Splatoon, new content and other additions to the game are always announced by two Squidlings, the Squid Sisters, who talk only in their bizarre squid language which is thankfully translated by Nintendo. They’ve become a bit of an icon with fans of the game, and in Japan, they recently hit the stage in their own live performance.
The video, which you can see below, is a familiar sight to anyone who’s ever seen a Hatsune Miku concert, but this time Crypton Future Media’s Vocaloid persona, Hatsune Miku, was nowhere to be seen, instead everyone’s favourite Splatoon singing duo entered the stage, sending the crowd wild, I think… All you can really see is a bunch of glow sticks being shaken around.
The show as originally broadcast on NicoNico and subsequently added onto YouTube for all to enjoy. Honestly, it looks like a lot of fun, especially if you’re a fan of the game. Fortunately for those of you who couldn’t make the concert, you may soon be able to host your own as there’s rumours circling around to suggest that the Squid Sisters may be getting their own Amiibo.