Nintendo Apologizes for Lack of Same-sex Relationships in Tomodachi Life
Nintendo has today issued an official statement apologizing for the lack of same-sex relationship options in it’s quirky life simulator game Tomodachi Life. This issue has been the cause of negative publicity for Nintendo but they have reacted swiftly to assure fans that they are still ‘committed to fun and entertainment for everyone’. They also explained that such a huge change to the games’ design could not be applied in a patch, but hinted that same-sex options will be added if further Tomodachi Life games are created.
You can read the full statement below:
We apologize for disappointing many people by failing to include same-sex relationships in Tomodachi Life. Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to change this game’s design, and such a significant development change can’t be accomplished with a post-ship patch. At Nintendo, dedication has always meant going beyond the games to promote a sense of community, and to share a spirit of fun and joy. We are committed to advancing our longtime company values of fun and entertainment for everyone. We pledge that if we create a next installment in the Tomodachi series, we will strive to design a game-play experience from the ground up that is more inclusive, and better represents all players.
Tomodachi Life will release on the Nintendo 3DS in North America and Europe on June 6.