Stephen Colbert has been a fan favorite of many for years, but now he’s even more of a household name after taking over for David Letterman on The Late Show. Gaming and talk shows have had their bad times of recent with the whole Jimmy Kimmel Let’s Play controversy, but Colbert is very quickly changing that.
Just last week, Colbert had the YouTube sensation Pewdiepie on his show recently and now it has been announced that he is following that up with a video game themed musical guest next week.
CBS has revealed that one week from tonight on Tuesday, October 13, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses will appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert as the musical guest that night, in an area that is usually reserved for very different music styles than gaming music.
This isn’t just a random choice however, as they are appearing to promote the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes by playing selections from that game. This is very cool, as The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes doesn’t actually release until October 23, so this could be the first time we hear some of the music.
It is really great to see a show like The Late Show embracing gaming like this, as this is something you wouldn’t have caught on the show when Letterman was there. This is definitely the kind of stuff that helps to attract a younger audience, which Jimmy Fallon has also done pretty well by utilizing gaming at times as well.