Nintendo says it can’t change game to include same-sex marriages

Some of the video game company’s fans are upset that the game ‘Tomadachi Life’ doesn’t allow for gay couples. Nintendo is sorry, but can’t fix it.

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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.

Several first-person role play video games already allow for same-sex marriage, including “The Sims,” “The Elder Scrolls” and “Fable.” Gay rights group GLAAD issued the following statement regarding the Nintendo news:

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