Nintendo apologizes for excluding same-sex relationships from Tomodachi Life

Tomodachi Life

Nintendo has issued a formal apology to upset (and in some cases, outraged) fans for the company’s exclusion of same-sex relationships from the upcoming life simulation game, Tomodachi Life.

Nintendo notes that changing the game at this point is impossible, but promises to build any Tomodachi Life sequel to be inclusive of all gamer communities. The full statement follows.

 Nintendo is Committed to Fun and Entertainment for Everyone

Redmond, Wash. — 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.

— Nintendo of America



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