Nintendo Possibly Altered Fire Emblem Fates Scenes to Avoid “Controversy”

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

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Fire Emblem Fates has a feature where the player is allowed to marry characters. Nintendo has responded to Nintendo World Report about a controversial issue that will most likely be altered in the Western release of the game.

In the version of the game that ships in the U.S. and Europe, there is no expression which might be considered as gay conversion or drugging that occurs between characters.

The scene in question involves a supposedly lesbian character named Soliel who has grown up attracted to women, but is confused about it. She knows she gets excited around women, but she doesn’t know how to handle it. So if your character is a male, he’ll put “Magic Powder” in her tea that will allow her to see males as females and females as males. The character admits to Soliel that he did this to help her talk to people easier, but she has already chosen him as the man she wants to be with, even though she still likes women.

There is no word on if this scene is taken out completely or was just altered. After some research, it’s clear that Soliel is not converted to being straight,as she still likes women, but she finds that she is also attracted to the main male character after discovering it’s easier to talk to him. Soliel sounds more like a female version of Kanji from Persona 4.

We will report on any further updates to this story.

Fire Emblem Fates will release on February 19 for the 3DS.

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