An online petition urging Nintendo to immortalize Robin Williams in a “Legend of Zelda” video game has caught the company’s attention.
Williams, who died last week, named his daughter after the title character, Zelda, because he loved the video game series so much.
Nintendo responded earlier today to the petition and had this to say:
Robin Williams was loved at Nintendo. Our hearts go out to his entire family, and especially to Zelda Williams who we’ve worked with multiple times.
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.
One commenter on IGN had a brilliant and touching idea for a way Williams could be in upcoming “Legend of Zelda” games without being too obtrusive. And, I have to say, I love this idea: