A petition for the late Robin Williams to be given his own NPC in the next Legend of Zelda title has reached over 100,000 signatures. An extract from the petition reads: “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’s very well documented that Williams was a long time fan of The Legend of Zelda series, even naming his daughter, Zelda Williams, after the eponymous princess. He and his daughter later appeared in Nintendo advertisements in order to promote the 3DS release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
After seeing the incredible support for the petition, Nintendo has since responded with the statement: “We appreciate the outpouring of support from the gaming community, and hear the request of fans to honour him in a future game. We will not be discussing what might be possible for future game during this difficult time, but we will hold our memories of Robin close”.
Although it’s not an official confirmation, it’s at least good to know that Nintendo have acknowledged the campaign; hopefully they continue to consider this touching tribute for the beloved actor.