Nintendo Offers Condolences to Robin Williams' Family and Addresses Petition

"We will hold our memories of Robin close"

Earlier this week we reported the sad news that Robin Williams had died aged 63 years old, a loss that was keenly felt by many fans of his work. He's also fondly remembered for his relatively recently commercials for Nintendo, in which he appeared alongside his daughter Zelda.

Since Mr William's passing there has been a petition to have him included as a non-playable character in a future Zelda title, for which there have been over 90,000 signatories. Nintendo has now issued a response to the petition and its condolences to the bereaved family; below is that statement as provided to Polygon.

Robin Williams was loved at Nintendo. 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. 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.

Once again we offer our condolences to Robin Williams' family and loved ones.

[via polygon.com]