Robin Williams Fans Campaign for 'Legend of Zelda' Video Game Tribute
Comic legend Robin Williams died tragically on Monday at the age of 63, but his name may live on in the world of video games if fans of Ninendo's The Legend of Zelda get their wish. The actor was a huge fan of the video game, and even named his daughter after the fictional princess.
Yesterday, Williams fans began a petition on change.org, requesting that an upcoming edition of The Legend of Zelda be named in tribute to the Oscar-winning star. To date, the petition has garnered more that 36,000 signatures.
The petition reads as follows:
Today, Robin Williams passed away. There aren't enough words to describe this worldwide icon's impact on comedy or cinema, though many people, including the President of the United States, have tried.
Robin was an avid player of video games, with a love for all things Nintendo, and a particular love of all things Legend of Zelda. It is well-known that he named his daughter after the series' titular princess. Nintendo of America itself only recently hired him and his daughter to promote the franchise in a series of ads.
So, in a day where there aren't many words, what can we do? Well, there's a new Zelda game on the horizon. A bold reinvention, a fresh new open world adventure for Wii U. I would like to suggest that when the game is localised to English, Nintendo of America and the Treehouse name one of the characters "Robin" in his memory.
He won't get to play it, but he'll live on forever in a universe he always loved.
Supporters are asked to send the following message to Nintendo:
Nintendo of America, Nintendo
Please consider naming an NPC in the new Legend of Zelda game after Robin Williams. It was a series he loved, and it's a small tribute to a great man.