News Fire Emblem Fates' Western Release to Remove Controversial Conversation
posted on 2016-01-21 11:40 EST
Nintendo of America told Nintendo World Report on Wednesday that it will remove a controversial dialogue option from its North American and European release of Fire Emblem Fates.
The conversation relates to a character named Soleil, pictured right, who gets flustered around women. In a conversation with the male protagonist he slips a "magic potion" into her drink without her knowledge, so she magically sees men as women and vice-versa. The idea was to help her "practice" around women, so when the potion wears off she is no longer distracted around them. At the end, she falls in love with the male protagonist.
"In the version of the game that ships in the U.S. and Europe, there is no expression which might be considered as gay conversion or drugging that occurs between characters," Nintendo's representative said.
Nintendo shipped Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest in Japan on June 25, and will release the games on February 19 in the west. They will be the first games in the franchise to offer a same-sex marriage option.
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