A new petition is out concerning the late Robin Williams, who sadly passed away in the last few weeks. The comedic genius famously starred in some of the most well loved movies made in the last 50 years.
A different petition already has seen the actor being immortalized in World of Warcraft, and this time Nintendo is being asked to include the actor in the next Legend of Zelda game, or at least, a character or feature immortalizing him within the game.
Robin Williams worked extensively with Nintendo, along with his daughter, Named Zelda for the titular Princess in the long standing fantasy game series. Zelda and Robin Williams both appeared in adverts for the 3DS when it was released, and Robin himself was a big fans of games and gaming, hence his reputation for trolling World of Warcraft.
The petition was organised by Nick Schaedel, and asks very humbly that 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.”
As of today, Nintendo hasn’t officially committed to doing anything in response to the petition, but the company has acknowledged it, “Robin Williams was loved at Nintendo.” said a Nintendo spokesperson. “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.”
The petition has reached of 100,000 signatures, so hopefully it will bring some kind of response on from Nintendo. As for the World of Warcraft petition from fans and gamers, Blizzard has already committed to including a character based on the actor, with the simple message “We’ll see you in-game.”. Hopefully Nintendo will respond to fan pressure. Go sign the petition!
Via: Pocket Lint