Zelda Lessons Learned: Never Bet Your Beard Against Zelda Williams

Occasionally bearded actor Robin Williams named his daughter after the oft-kidnapped princess of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda. That naming choice seems to have imbued young Zelda Williams with preternatural Master Sword skills in the recently released downloadable version of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures.

Robin and Zelda continue to promote Zelda games in this TV spot for The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition, which hit the Nintendo eShop and DSiWare last week. It won't cost you a cent, but it cost Mr. Williams a good six months' worth of facial hair growth.


The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition for DSi and 3DS is free for a limited time. Here's our impressions.

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How old is Zelda Williams now? I know this is a staged commercial, but she seems like she'd be really cool to hang out with.