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Robin Williams tribute spotted in World of Warcraft

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In response to the passing of the late, great Robin Williams, developers for the online game World of Warcraft promised to give the actor a fitting memorial, reacting to fans' requests to make a tribute character in the game - and it looks like they might be making three.

After a community petition to commemorate Williams in the game, one of Blizzard's technical game designers Chadd Nervig tweeted that the company was "taking care of it", a promise furthered by the official World of Warcraft account: "@robinwilliams Thank you. You gave us so much joy in our lives, and we hope you enjoyed your time in our world. We'll see you in-game."

Wowhead.com, a World of Warcraft fan site and database, has now discovered a new non-playable character (NPC) added to the game data of a yet-to-be-released expansion, Warlords of Draenor.

Described as "Robin The Entertainer", the NPC has three models ascribed to him: one with the appearance of a floating blue genie (a djinn, if you're familiar with the game characters), a human male and a human female. While the djinn and human female models point almost certainly to Aladdin's Genie and Mrs. Doubtfire, the human male's identity is harder to figure out - though given the braces, we'd put our money on Mork.

Blizzard is yet to announce the specifics of the tribute character or characters - it's not yet clear if Robin The Entertainer will be one character who changes appearance, cycling between some of Williams' best loved roles, or if the different characters will appear in various locations. We'll update as soon as we get word from Blizzard.

(Images: Rex; Wowhead)

[Via: Joystiq]

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