Robin Williams' Daughter Zelda "Doing Something Extra Special" At E3

Actor's daughter, named after the famous fictional princess, promises "more details soon!"

Actor Robin Williams' daughter, Zelda Williams, will be doing "something extra special" at E3 2014 next month, she announced on Twitter today. "More details soon!" she teased. Whatever her involvement with the show is, it's going to be surprising. "I'm going to guarantee you it's not what you think," she said.

Zelda Williams--named after the famous fictional princess--and her father Robin Williams have been featured in Nintendo marketing material before. It's likely that she'll factor in to Nintendo's E3 2014 plans in some way, perhaps to talk about the upcoming Zelda game for Wii U.

Nintendo is not holding a traditional press conference at E3 next month, though the company will host a special video event--a "Nintendo Digital Event"--on Tuesday, June 10 at 9 a.m. PDT. This program will bring news about games coming to Nintendo platforms in 2014 and beyond.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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104 comments
Foppe
Foppe

...so what was it?

ahpuck
ahpuck

That's so cool, naming his daughter Zelda.

meatz666
meatz666

So, if I name my next son Link, he's guaranteed to get a job at Nintendo PR?

That's pretty cool... :P

BIGFELLAH26
BIGFELLAH26

She'll dress up as her name sake. Zelda as Zelda. 

Unfallen_Satan
Unfallen_Satan

Somehow it comforts me as a gamer that Robin Williams named his daughter after a video game princess.

lostn
lostn

What does she actually do? Is she a developer? If not, why is she at e3 doing "special things" whatever they may be?

lostn
lostn

Is Robin Williams a gamer?

LpcWarrior
LpcWarrior

Couldn't she be named after the writter and wife of F. Scott Fiztgerald, Zelda Fitzgerald? Did Robin Williams say whom she was named after in an interview of something?

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

robin williams named his daughter after princess zelda from legend of zelda? hmmm, im old. i shouldve known this. also, he doesnt strike me as being the gamer type. then again, that can be said of many people.

simulacraman
simulacraman

Not what we expect, huh? So, she'll be dressed in an alligator suit and juggle kittens while balanced on a ball and announce a new Metroid title?

Rats! Now she can't do that, 'cause I'm expecting it.

60-fps
60-fps

zelda like the kid with that green hat

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

"I'm going to guarantee you it's not what you think,"


Not expecting more than for her to show up and maybe play a Zelda title on display. Still pretty cool that her dad named her Zelda.

Boddicker
Boddicker

While I find it mildly amusing that Robin Williams actually named his kid after a videogame character, I fail to see how Mr. William's family friendly comedy will do anything to alleviate their kiddy image.

Pewbert
Pewbert

How very cheesy. Watch parents worldwide naming their kids after other famous game characters for future work.

myungish
myungish

She definitely seems to be implying it doesn't have to do with the game series of her namesake. Then again that could be just to throw people off. We'll see. I'll be ecstatic with more info on Zelda Wii U regardless of who announces it.

BigBossWato
BigBossWato

Let me guess Zelda will be announcing a new Zelda. 

kereke12
kereke12

Nintendo just give me Zelda on Wii U.

Acillatem1993
Acillatem1993

Wait...so a girl named Zelda is saying that she can guarantee us its not what we think and then the author says that its most likely involved with nintendo or Zelda...

Justin_G
Justin_G

Williams is hilarious for naming her Zelda. he was probably just like "wave of the future!!" "her name will be Zelda" - "no Robby: NO ZELDA" "zilence, i will have my daughter rule Zyrule with an acceptable name! her name is Zelda, no two ways about it"

Mraou
Mraou

They better show Zelda Wii U at E3. Wii U is struggling atm and showing a new Zelda for Wii U would drive interest a lot.

TheLazyClown
TheLazyClown

Hopefully Zelda Wii U announced and will have voice acting. Starring Zelda Williams as Zelda.

MadCat221
MadCat221

@Unfallen_Satan Who was in turn named after the wife of a famous american novelist in the inter-world-war years.

golemoy
golemoy

@lostn he named his daughter Zelda, obviously he's a gamer.

BIGFELLAH26
BIGFELLAH26

@lostn Yes he is. And it's well known that he's a huge fan of the Zelda series that's why he named his daughter Zelda, but you probably already knew that (no sarcasm.)

xantufrog
xantufrog

@simulacraman I think she'll announce the next Halo dressed as a walnut. But since that's what I'm expecting maybe it will be your thing. But it can't be your thing because... AHH! How do we resolve this!?

cinemomic
cinemomic

@60-fps That would be Link

Zelda is the one who usually is seen wearing a pink dress

imm_84
imm_84

@Pewbert whats wrong with that? people are named based on anything if you think about it .. religions , family members , things they like , plants and all other things,  why not a character in a story ?


Zelda is a beautiful name. 

lostn
lostn

@Mraou I don't think they can. Hyrule Warriors is due first, and if they show a Zelda game it would take the wind out of HW's sails.

lostn
lostn

@golemoy @lostn He is a gamer, but the name Zelda Miyamoto originally took from a character in a novel.

simulacraman
simulacraman

@xantufrog Clear your mind. Let Link-like tranquility descend upon your soul. ommmmmm.

And try not to think of...cr@p!

xcollector
xcollector

@cinemomic Common mistake for those who are not familiar with the subject because the title is always called Zelda something and it always shows a picture of Link. And Link kind of looks like a girly man too.