Nintendo Issues New Tomodachi Life Statement

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

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Nintendo’s previous statement regarding relationship mechanics in its quirky life-simulation title Tomodachi Life has caused plenty of waves over the past few days. While the original Japanese version of Tomodachi Life does not allow same-sex relationships in-game, petitions have popped up the internet over asking Nintendo to incorporate the ability into the North American and European releases. Today, Nintendo issued a new response to the issue that you can read 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 be released in North America and Europe on June 6th, 2014.

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