Nintendo responds to fan calls to immortalize Robin Williams in Zelda Wii U

They send their respects to the Williams family but won't commit to anything for now

Nintendo has responded to a fan petition calling for Robin Williams to be commemorated as an NPC in the upcoming Zelda game for the the Wii U.

The fan petition on appeared fairly quickly after the announcement of the comedian's death and has managed to accrue 110,265 signatures at the time of writing. Robin Williams is well known to have been a huge fan of the Zelda series and even named his daughter after Nintendo's seminal RPG series.

Nintendo released a statement sending their respects to the Williams family but would not commit at this stage to honouring the late comedian in the next Zelda game. They stated, "Robin Williams was loved at Nintendo." offered 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,” the statement went on. “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."

Thanks Polygon.

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