Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Robin Williams' beard, daughter star in adorable Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D ad

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D will hit store shelves around North America in just a few days--on June 19, to be exact (pre-order it here)--and the folks at Nintendo want everyone who's ever watched and enjoyed Mrs. Doubtfire to know about it. At least, that's the impression I had after watching the following commercial:



All kidding aside, I think the commercial is pretty darn cute. Sure, Robin Williams looks kind of like a hobo, but his obvious affection for both his daughter and The Legend of Zelda make it easy to overlook that fact.

(Via tinycartridge.com)

16 comments:

Viewtiful_Justin said...

THe commercial is great! His beard? Eek. And...dang. I thought it was in stores on the 18th.

Another day won't kill me, I guess.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

And wait...the commercial says the 17th. What gives?

Bryan Ochalla said...

Hmmmm, I got the date from the Amazon listing, Justin. Wikipedia also says June 19 for NA, and June 17 for Europe.

I didn't realize until now that the commercial is for the Euro version of the game, hence the reason it says it'll be available as of the 17th.

I'm guessing the ad will be aired in the US, too? It would be strange if it wasn't...

Cody Winn said...

I love this ad so much <3

With that beard he sort of looks like Zelda's dad. Which he is, I suppose!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Ah, that's an interesting comment, Cody! I wonder if it was a conscious decision, then, to make Robin bearded? Or, like I said on Twitter, maybe he's just making a movie or something. I much prefer the idea that it could be on purpose, though :)

apricotsushi said...

Saw this earlier today. Too cute! I heard his daughter tweeted about being involved in some filming with Nintendo for a "secret project," I guess this was it!

DBD said...

That has made my month, Robin Williams and Zelda:Ocarina of Time combined, it couldn't be better! ...unless I owned a 3DS.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Well, alright. I'm busy on the 18th, anyway.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Yep, I think this was it, Anne! BTW, a longer version of the commercial can be seen here -- http://tinycartridge.com/post/6573897626/extended-commercial-interview-with-robin-and-zelda

Bryan Ochalla said...

Ah, I hear you, DBD! I'm 3DS-free at the moment, too. Hopefully both of us will own one sooner rather than later :)

Bryan Ochalla said...

Sorry to burst your bubble, Justin. Can't wait to hear what you think about it, though. It certainly looks good!

Matt said...

I think this ad is super amazing. Someday I will name my children Tingle and Ganondorf as a result.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Hey there, Matt! I'm going to hold you to that -- especially Ganondorf :)

Matt said...

Haha it's on.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Yes! You name your first kid (if you ever have one -- no pressure) Ganondorf and I'll name my first kid ... Peach. Oh, that should go over well with the husband :P

Matt said...

lol