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We recently reported on a fan petition to Nintendo of America to immortalize American actor and comedian Robin Williams by naming an NPC after him in an upcoming Zelda game. At the time, the petition had roughly 60,000 signatures. It has since gotten to over 110,000 signatures.

Nintendo responded to the petition officially by stating that they “will hold [their] memories of Robin Williams close.” They did not confirm whether or not the fan idea will be acted upon, although it is certain that Nintendo is aware of the petition.

The petition has become so widely known that the mainstream media outlet NBC News posted an article covering it, which can be read here.

They also reported on a similar petition to have a character named after Robin Williams in Blizzard’s popular online role-playing game World of Warcraft, of which Williams was a fan. This petition reached only 10,000 signatures before Blizzard made official confirmation that they would do what the fans were asking for and put such a character in the game.

You can contribute your signature to the petition here.

Do you think that we will ever see Robin Williams in a Zelda game? We encourage you to discuss this question in the comments section or on Zelda Eternity’s forums.

The tragic death of American comedian and actor Robin Williams is still fresh in the minds of the world. This was particularly tragic for the Zelda fanbase, as Williams was a devoted and active fan of the series. He was such a big fan that he even named his daughter, Zelda Williams, after the series’s own Princess of Destiny. He also did quite a few commercials for Zelda games, one of which is embedded in this post.

As a way of honoring his legacy, fans of the series launched a petition asking Nintendo to name a new non-player Zelda character after Robin Williams. It is a simple, yet powerful sentiment, and we at Zelda Eternity are hoping for Nintendo to get the message and go through with the idea.

The petition has already garnered over 60,000 signatures, and we encourage you to contribute yours. You can sign the petition here.

Update: The scans leaked to the internet of the supposed “Fem!Link” were in fact Link’s daughter, according to a more accurate translation source.

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Earlier today, scans from the official Hyrule Warriors artbook surfaced and are now circulating the internet.

While all of the scans are interesting, the one making waves right now is a page showing what appears to be a female version of Link, affectionately referred to by internet culture as “Femlink.”

Information is hard to come by regarding the origin of these scans, but the farthest back we can go seems to be this tumblr blog.

Keep in mind that this is far from a confirmation of Femlink’s appearance in the game. It could be a design that was eventually scrapped, or it could just be something awaiting official confirmation. Preliminary speculation, however, indicates that she may have turned into Lana as development progressed.

Do you think Femlink would ruin Zelda forever, or do you think she would break the patriarchy’s stranglehold on the series? Feel free to discuss it in the comments section, or on Zelda Eternity’s forums.

Check out the rest of the scans after the jump.

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There’s a certain novelty in getting to see documents used in internal affairs that refer to video game characters that we are familiar with. It was, therefore, quite exciting when a Nintendo character reference guide came to light revealing never-before-seen information on many beloved Nintendo characters.

The most famous of these revelations was, of course, that Yoshi’s full name is apparently “T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas.” The second is probably what they revealed about Princess Zelda. Apparently, Link nearly struck down the Princess of Destiny when he came into her inadequately lit prison cell and attempted to strike a nearby spider!

Take a look at the full details after the jump.

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Shortly following the recent Nintendo Direct focusing on Hyrule Warriors, Club Nintendo posted a bulletin elaborating on the special offer that players who register their copies of Hyrule Warriors with Club Nintendo between the game’s release on September 26 and October 23 will get to download an in-game costume set for Ganondorf, resembling his Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess appearances, completely free of charge.

This offer will be available only to Club Nintendo members. Don’t worry if you aren’t one yet, registration is free and it’s never too late to join! Check out the full offer here, and check out Club Nintendo here.

The playable Hyrule Warriors version of Ganondorf was recently revealed in his full, long haired glory during the Nintendo Direct that took place on August 4. If you like this new Ganon, or even if you don’t, we encourage you to discuss it in the comments section or on Zelda Eternity’s shiny new forums.

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A Nintendo Direct focusing on Hyrule Warriors just finished, and in case you missed it, here’s a rundown of most of the new information that came with it. Spoiler alert, there’s a lot of it. That being said, some of it could be considered actual spoilers, so you may want to sit this one out if you’re trying to be totally spoiler free.

Check out said information after the jump.

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zfe_logo_smallJust hours ago, Zelda For Eternity V came to a conclusion. It’s a bittersweet feeling, but the long days and nights you spent with us as we raised money for charity were a blast. Thank you to everyone who attended.

During this 135 hour nonstop marathon, Zelda Eternity was able to raise our goal of $1000.00 for Child’s Play Charity. We deeply appreciate those of you who were able to chip in. Currently, you can actually still donate here (by the way, many donation rewards and requests are now available to watch on the updated Zelda For Eternity page!).

As usual, I must thank the people listed below for their help in this year’s marathon:

Elias
Shank
Garrett
Danny
Emhave
Mike
Alan

Additionally, thanks to Zelda Universe (especially for the exclusive Timeless Haven beta demo preview), Hidden Triforce, Zelda Sanctuary, and Shinesparkers for advertising.

Now, on to some announcements after the jump!

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Zelda for Eternity V: It’s Tomorrow!

Posted on July 28, 2014 by Kasid

“Wait, what? The marathon’s tomorrow?”

Don’t worry, I didn’t know either. Kidding, but really, it’s tomorrow. Our fifth annual Zelda for Eternity marathon begins tomorrow at 6 PM EST. As always, expect 120+ hours of nonstop Zelda, all in the effort to raise money for Child’s Play Charity and entertain our always appreciated fans of the marathon.

Although I’m sure you know by now, let’s recap on the featured games this year!

1 – Twilight Princess (pt.1) – Elias
2 – A Link to the Past – Garrett/Danny
3 – Link’s Crossbow Training – Garrett/Danny
4 – Zelda Game and Watch – Garrett/Danny
5 – BS The Legend of Zelda – Garrett/Danny
6 – Twilight Princess (pt. 2) – Elias
7 – Wind Waker HD – Shank/Elias
8 – Phantom Hourglass – Elias
9 – Skyward Sword – Shank
10 – Majora’s Mask 3 Heart Challenge – Mike
11 – Ocarina of Time – Shank
12 – ZU Fangame Exclusive Demo Feature: Timeless Haven– Elias/Shank
13 – A Link Between Worlds– Emhave

Lots of fun stuff! I should note that come the second part of Twilight Princess, Elias and Shank will be live together in person. Definitely looking forward to that!

Anyway, Zelda for Eternity is always a blast. Don’t miss out on the fun and join us at 6pm EST tomorrow for the fifth annual summer marathon!

Note: The stream & chat will be available right on our main page (In other words, it /will/ be our main page!).

Rumor: Target Makes Labels for Majora’s Mask 3D

Posted on July 22, 2014 by Daisuke909

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When you work in a place like this, you eventually get used to seeing multiple Majora’s Mask 3D rumors per month, but even I must admit that this one, posted on Gonintendo.com on the 14th of July, bears a certain credibility.

This time around we have a photograph of a store shelf in a Canadian Target store labeled with “3DS ZELDA MSK,” an obvious reference to the long rumored Majora’s Mask 3D.

This should all be taken with a grain of salt, as it could be a hoax. This NeoGAF thread, however, seems to answer a lot of questions and lend credibility to the rumor.

Check out the picture after the jump.

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Zelda for Eternity V: Full Trailer and Details

Posted on July 21, 2014 by Kasid

Are you excited? Well, you should be!

In just 8 days, Zelda for Eternity will return for perhaps its greatest year yet! Tune in July 29th to watch your friendly neighborhood staff members stream nonstop Zelda for days and days! That’s right, over 100 hours of pure entertainment, all for the benefit of Child’s Play Charity (and the fans too!).

Along with a variety of hosts (props to Elias and Shank for meeting up this year), ZFE will feature a variety of games. The full list is after the jump, but most notably A Link Between Worlds and non-canon games such as BS Zelda, Zelda Game & Watch, and Link’s Crossbow Training will be appearing.

But wait, there’s more!

Among the features this year will be a a very popular fan game. Exclusive to ZE, a preview of the beta demo of Zelda Universe’s “Timeless Haven” will be showcased as a blind run by Elias and Shank. ZU’s team is working hard on furthering development, so we’d like to promote their current progress!

So there you have it folks. Block your calendars out starting July 29th at 6 PM EST and join us at Zelda for Eternity V!

Oh and don’t forget to check out the list of games below!

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