Nintendo shares soothing live performance video of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons theme – watch

Nintendo shares soothing live performance video of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons theme – watch

Take a minute to forget your worries and kick back for a moment of wholesome joy.

Last Friday (05/15), Nintendo shared a video of the musicians behind the Animal Crossing: New Horizons opening theme, performing the iconic track to soothe the hearts of many across the globe.

The band is composed of Eric Miyashiro (flugelhorn), Tetsuro Toyama (guitar/ukulele), MATARO (percussions), Takashi Ebinuma (double bass), and Saburo Tanooka (accordion).

Animal Crossing: New Horizons was released on March 20 and sold over 11.77 million copies in less than two weeks, naming it the "best start ever for a Nintendo Switch title," according to Nintendo. It has officially outsold Animal Crossing's earlier titles Wild World and New Leaf for the Nintendo DS and 3DS.

Filipino musicians share their Animal Crossing islands

While stuck in quarantine, CRWN, Andrew de Pano of Ben&Ben, and Sho Hikino of AOUI shared their reimagined takes of music from Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Watch the performance video below.

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