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: