Best Zelda Commercial Ever

by Jeff Akervik on Jun 15, 2011 at 07:04 AM

It's no secret I'm a fairly large Zelda fan. I've played all of the home console releases and am working my way through the remaining three handheld versions I've yet to complete (Link's Awakening, Oracle of Ages, and Oracle of Seasons). Yet it's the seminal title Ocarina of Time that has been and always will be the game that forever changed the way I viewed this medium we all hold so near and dear. So it should come as no surprise whatsoever that I have been waiting with bated breath for the upcoming release of Ocarina of Time 3D on the 3DS. Heck, it's the singular reason I bought a 3DS in the first place – after swearing to myself over and over I wasn't going to buy it for months, but that's another story for another time. And how could I not? The thought of playing this masterpiece without being tethered to a television, along with enhanced graphics, and a bevvy of superlative extra content not found in the N64 version was simply too much for me to abstain from. Simply put, if there's one game I'm willing to break the bank for no matter what, it's Ocarina – my Ocarina Link statue says hello.

So you can imagine how excited I became upon learning that Robin Williams and his daughter – Zelda(!) – were lending their talents to the latest commercial for Link's epic 3D adventure. Yep, acclaimed actor Robin Williams is not only a huge Zelda fan, but actually named his first daughter after the beloved princess of Hyrule. That's some serious adoration, let me tell you. I'm impressed beyond words.

So to you Mr. Williams I say this: I have a new-found respect for you and all of your films. You, sir, might be the greatest actor the world has ever known for your taste in video games is as impeccable as your track record on the big screen. I take back every negative comment I may have erroneously directed at your stellar work. You are nothing short of perfection. But seriously, what's the deal with that giant Santa-like beard you're sporting? Seriously.