Nintendo Responds to Robin Williams “Legend of Zelda” Character Petition

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Robin Williams Nintendo Petition

By Michael Lewittes

Robin Williams Nintendo Petition

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Nintendo has responded to requests that Robin Williams be immortalized in the “Legend of Zelda” video game series after a fan-led petition amassed more than 100,000 signatures for a character to be named in his honor.

The Oscar winner was an avid gamer who named his eldest daughter Zelda Williams after the titular princess. The father-daughter duo even appeared in a television commercial for the 3DS relaunch of “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.”

“Robin Williams was loved at Nintendo. Our hearts go out to his family and especially to Zelda Williams, who we’ve worked with multiple times,” said the company. “We appreciate the outpouring of support from the gaming community, and hear the request of fans to honor him in a future game. We will not be discussing what might be possible for future games during this difficult time, but we will hold our memories of Robin close.”

Williams, who tragically died on August 11, will also be memorialized in a future installment of the popular game “World of Warcraft.”

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