If you’ve not heard, Nintendo has been getting some heat lately from their Tomodachi Life game. For those unfamiliar with this game, it is a life sim with Mii characters. You cannot really control marriages, as if the sim wants your Mii to get married, you will. Apparently, the release version, though, allowed for same-sex marriages among men. What we found out was this was due to a coding error. A patch disallowed this, and many people began getting angry. Here is what Nintendo of America had to say:
“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.”
So, it looks like this version of Tomodachi will not change, but there is a possibility they may allow same-sex marriages in future versions.