With the whole hubbub and controversy surrounding the fact that Nintendo’s next 3DS game Tomodachi Life will not feature homosexual relationships, Nintendo has finally released a statement addressing the issue. In short, Nintendo is unable to completely re-code the game in time for its June launch; however, it is open to being more inclusive in any future games in the Tomodachi Life series.
“We apologize for disappointing many people by failing to include same-sex relationships in Tomodachi Life,” said Nintendo. “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.”
It seems like for the first time in a while Nintendo has addressed the complaints of its fans head on and in a timely manner. What are your opinions on the whole debacle? Did the issue even warrant a response from Nintendo? Make sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!