Actress Zelda Williams (the daughter of the late, great comedian Robin Williams) will be streaming the latest game in the series that she’s named after, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, on the LVLUPDojo Twitch page at 12pm Pacific time today. The purpose of the stream is to raise money for the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, which funds research dedicated to discovering the causes of mental illnesses and how to improve the lives of people afflicted with them.
It seems as though Zelda will be playing her own save of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild instead of starting the game from the beginning. Even so, those that decide to tune in shouldn’t be subjected to too many spoilers. According to Zelda, she has completed the first four shrines in the game, but isn’t much farther than that.
Based on her Twitter comments, it seems as though Zelda has made it as far as Kakariko Village, as she has already discovered a Great Fairy fountain. It’s possible that she stumbled upon one elsewhere during her travels, but most players will likely find their first Great Fairy fountain in the woods near Kakariko Village, as there is a side quest related to finding it.
— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) March 8, 2017
For fans that decide to tune in, it should be interesting to see Zelda playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. After all, there are few people in the world that are as linked to Nintendo’s franchise as she is, having appeared in commercials for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D with her father and being named after the the titular Princess Zelda.
Robin Williams’ love for The Legend of Zelda prompted him to name his own daughter after the video game series, and there’s something poetic about Zelda playing Breath of the Wild to raise money for mental health research. Robin Williams reportedly struggled with depression throughout his life, and eventually succumbed to his depression by committing suicide in 2014. Keeping that in mind, it’s easy to see why this cause is important for his daughter.
Fans are encouraged to tune in to the LVLUPDojo Twitch page at 12pm Pacific time to see Zelda Williams play through The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and raise money for charity in the process. It’s the perfect opportunity for those curious about the critically-acclaimed game to see what all the fuss is about while also supporting a worthy cause.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available now for Nintendo Switch and Wii U.