Despite the excitement around recent Nintendo game announcements, one title from the game maker has been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.
Set for release in June, Tomodachi Life, a life simulation game similar to The Sims, was the subject of backlash after Nintendo responded about the lack of same-sex representation in the game on Wednesday.
But on Friday, Nintendo released a second statement about the future of same-sex representation in Nintendo titles:
“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.” Read more…