Nintendo have finally made a sensible statement about the lack of same sex relationships in Tomodachi Life.
You may recall they were insistent that they “never intended to make any form of social commentary”, but by leaving out gay relationships they were doing just that.
A social media campaign began using the #MiiQuality hashtag and Nintendo have listened to the fans and released the following statement.
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.