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Nintendo considering naming Zelda character to honor Robin Williams

Nintendo of Japan responds to fan campaign to honour the legendary comedian and Zelda fan

By: Ben Gourlay from Aug 18, 2014 @ 22:27 CDT

Actor and comedian Robin Williams was a long time fan of the Nintendo franchise 'The Legend of Zelda', even going so far as to name his daughter after the princess after he became obsessed with the Nintendo Entertainment System game which launched in 1986.


Zelda and Robin Williams even starred together in a promotion for the 3DS remake of 'Ocarina of Time'.

Following his tragic death last week at age 63, Nintendo has seen themselves on the end of a fan campaign to name a character in a forthcoming title in his honour. The campaign, run by Australian Nick Schaedel has to date received over 111,000 signatures and rising.

Nintendo of Japan has now issued a statement in response to the campaign, stating:

"Nothing has been decided, but we won't rule out the request".

The latest 'Zelda' title; 'Hyrule Warriors' launched this week for the WiiU console in Japan and comes to Australian shores on September 20th.

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