I’m not sure if it is possible to love a game more than I loved The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the Nintendo 64. I can’t even quantify the countless hours I spent riding trusty Epona through the land of Hyrule. Yes, I even had a Great Deku Tree poster, don’t judge. And anyone that says Goldeneye 64 was a better game should refrain from talking to me.
So imagine my delight when I came across these YouTube vids.
Nintendo has updated the classic game for play on its 3DS handheld system. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D will be released in the UK on June 17th and in the States on June 19th, and it seems that nobody could be happier about this than Robin Williams and his daughter Zelda.
Yep, Zelda, named after the princess herself. Apparently Robin Williams and his wife were such huge Zelda fans back in the 80s that they decided to named their daughter after the game. This 30-second spot for the new game avoids being cheesy and is instead nostalgic and touching. Robin Williams discusses the birth of his daughter as if it were Link’s magical quest. And he sports quite the epic beard. Check it out below:
There’s also a longer video that must have been made during the making of the commercial that goes more in depth about the Williams family’s love for the game. Apparently people always ask him if his daughter is named after F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife, Zelda. He proudly tells them no, she is named after Zelda from The Legend of Zelda. Win, Robin Williams.
The new version of the game has both the original quest from the N64 version and the rearranged dungeons from the Master Quest version of the game. It also sports updated graphics and 3D effects.