Fire Emblem Fates' Touching Feature Still Present for Married Couples in Western Release
posted on by Karen Ressler
An episode of GameSpot's "The Lobby" revealed on Tuesday that the "petting" feature is still present in the Western release of the Fire Emblem Fates Nintendo 3DS games, but only for scenes involving married couples.
During certain parts of the game, the player's avatar can "wake up" the character they have married by touching their face on the 3DS touchscreen. In addition, players can use the 3DS microphone to blow away steam after their character's marriage partner gets out of the bath. These features are present in the Japanese version of the game.
Nintendo had announced that it would remove the "petting" feature as a relationship builder from the Western release of the game. In the Japanese version, the player must "pet" one of their party member's face by rubbing on the screen or tapping on the stylus in order to raise their support level. In the western version, the live-2D animated sequence is still included without the "petting" feature. The player still receives the support bonuses.
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.