Some gamers have expressed continued dissatisfaction about the lack of same-sex relationships in Tomodachi Life. As such, Nintendo issued another statement about the situation today.
The company apologized to those who are disappointed about the lack of same-sex relationships in the 3DS title. This functionality would not be possible if Nintendo were to develop a post-ship patch. If there were to be another Tomodachi entry in the future, “we will strive to design a game-play experience from the ground up that is more inclusive, and better represents all players.”
Head past the break for Nintendo’s full 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.