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If reports are to be believed, late actor and legend Robin Williams could well be a part of the much popular video game “Legend of Zelda.” One of the most versatile actors of international cinema who passed away a few days back, leaving millions of mourning fans behind had been known for his love of video games, especially Zelda.
The Nintendo series, launched in the year 1986 has appeared in a number of new games, the latest being The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds, released in the year 2013. So much was the actor in love with the game that he had named his daughter after the princess of the game- Zelda. There is a petition on change.org where fans have urged creators to make the next version of the game with one of its characters named Robin- just as a mark of tribute for the great actor.
Nick Schaedel, wrote in change.org: “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,” and that, “I would like to suggest that when the [next Zelda release] is localized 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.” (source: hollywoodreporter.com).
Both daddy and daughter had featured in the commercials of the video game franchise in the year 2011. The basic premise of the game revolves around the rescue of princess Zelda by a playful character named Link. With more than around 79,000 signatures already registered, fans can only wait for the next version of the game to hit the market with their favorite actor in it. Nintendo, however, is yet to respond on this. A similar petition, with the urge to include a character named Robin (after Robin Williams) in a video game had been lodged earlier with success, as he will now be remembered in the World of Warcraft.