Over 40,000 people want Robin Williams character in next Legend of Zelda game

Actor and comedian Robin Williams was a big fan of The Legend of Zelda games.

He even named his daughter Zelda after the princess in the games. The pair filmed commercials for Zelda games too.

And this one too.

In the wake of Williams's death, a petition is calling on Nintendo to create a non-player character named for the actor in the next Zelda title.

The petition states:

So, in a day where there aren't many words, what can we do? Well, there's a new Zelda game on the horizon. A bold reinvention, a fresh new open world adventure for Wii U. I would like to suggest that when the game is localised 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.

At time of writing, over 43,000 signatures were on the petition.

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