Nintendo has responded to a petition calling on the company to add Robin Williams as a character in the next Legend of Zelda game. Williams and his daughter Zelda were big fans of the game series and have in the past appeared in Nintendo commercials supporting the franchise and other Nintendo games. Williams was an avid gamer and a big fan of Nintendo's series. His daughter is named after the world famous princess from the game as well.
While Nintendo has expressed its gratitude to Williams for his support and offered its condolences to the Williams family, the company said that it could not discuss future plans related to the next game in the series.
"Robin Williams was loved at Nintendo," the company said in a statement. "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, and hear the request of fans to honor him in a future game," said the company in a statement.
"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."
Earlier this month another petition urged Blizzard Entertainment to add Robin Williams as an NPC at the World's End Tavern in World of Warcraft because the comedian and actor was a huge fan of the game and an avid player when he was still alive. Blizzard said that it "was working on it" when asked about the petition last week.