Robin Williams: wise-cracking comedian, Oscar-winning actor, kindhearted philanthropist, avid gamer. Could the late celebrity next add Hylian to his resume?
While the world still reels in shock from the sad news of Robin Williams’ death, we each look to honor and celebrate the star’s inspiring life in our own ways. While some will binge watch his movies and others will pour over online articles detailing Williams’ life, an online petition is requesting Nintendo honor the actor in a way only they can.
It’s no secret that Robin Williams was a Zelda fan since the series’ inception. A petition on change.org is now asking Nintendo of America to name a character “Robin” in the English localization of The Legend of Zelda on Wii U to honor one of its longest and most inspirational fans.
While the game won’t see a release until sometime in 2015, that hasn’t stopped fans from speaking up in support of the idea. There are currently more than 66,000 signatures to the petition, and more come every minute. Nintendo’s localization team has been known to add Easter eggs into their work, so the idea isn’t so far-fetched, especially considering Robin Williams helped promote Ocarina of Time 3D and Skyward Sword.
It’s a small tribute to someone that has made happier the lives of millions. The petition is located here.