Robin Williams death inevitably had an effect on everyone, it truly seems the general population has actually become devastated by his passing, even for those who weren’t avid followers of the actor.
It’s also quite a well known fact about his adoration for video games, especially after naming his child Zelda Rae Williams, after the iconic Legend of Zelda series. Recently to promote The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, they both featured in a commercial of them playing the 3DS game.
Therefore ‘Nick Schaedel’ went to change.org to petition an appeal to Nintendo so that one NPC can pay tribute to the Zelda fan. It of course is just a small request for a massively popular game, but it would definitely be worthwhile knowing that Robin Williams would feature in a franchise which he is known to love, even if he can’t play the upcoming Wii U version!
Currently (at the time of writing) the petition has 38,454 supporters with the site claiming that 11,546 more are needed; hopefully Nintendo would take this vast amount of supporters request to heart and make this possible!
A Nintendo spokesman took the opportunity to discuss their acknowledgement of the petition yet remaining vague on the idea of actually brining this petition to life:
“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.”
Does that mean that Nintendo aren’t going to do it? Not exactly. Instead of solving the question with a simple ‘yes, we’ll do it’ or ‘no, we won’t do it’, Nintendo rejected to provide actual detail to the topic, which could mean that anything could actually happen. Keep in mind, Nintendo is still in quite early stages of developing for this game – hence, NPC’s won’t be such a vitality as of now. Also even if Nintendo did implement Robin Williams in the game, being anonymous about it and allowing gamers to discover it themselves as an Easter Egg would be much more exciting rather than announcing Robin Williams will feature in the game, providing less excitement for the discovery of the character in the game.