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Fire Emblem Fates Introduces Same-Sex Marriage To The Series

The next Fire Emblem game will introduce same-sex marriage to Nintendo’s long-running tactical role-playing series. As you may already know, Fire Emblem Fates consists of two versions: Conquest and Birthright. In Conquest, a male main character can marry a male character – and a female main character can marry a female character in Birthright. Fire Emblem Fates launches tomorrow, June 25, in Japan and next year in North America and Europe.

“Fire Emblem Fates comes in two different versions, called the Conquest and Birthright editions,” Nintendo said in a statement. “In the U.S., Conquest and Birthright will both be sold separately, as is already the case in Japan. For those who have purchased either the Conquest or Birthright edition, a third edition will be made available as downloadable content at a later stage. Details on how the three storylines will be made available in other regions will be announced at a later date.

“In the Conquest edition of the game, there is a male character that the game’s player may have his/her male main character marry after they bond in battle. Similarly, the Birthright edition features a female character that a female main character may marry after bonding in battle. Both of the aforementioned characters can be encountered in the third edition of the game.

“We believe that our gameplay experiences should reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate and, at the same time, we will always design the game specifications of each title by considering a variety of factors, such as the game’s scenario and the nature of the game play. In the end of course, the game should be fun to play. We feel that Fire Emblem Fates is indeed enjoyable to play and we hope fans like the game.”

280 thoughts on “Fire Emblem Fates Introduces Same-Sex Marriage To The Series”

    1. It’s something we haven’t seen in the series so far. Its importance is irrelevant, yet it’s news nonetheless.

              1. The boys are back in town……the boys are back in town….and gameing died in 1995….sega rules..

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                  Religion IS represented in the Fire Emblem series. It’s not your religion but still. Pagan religion is still religion.

                    1. It means the world to me. The fact that I can relate to it, seeing changes like this made to video games, it gives me hope that one day, same sex marriage will be something no one will bat an eye lid about. Because someday it might be treated as normal. Representation is so powerful. My little nephew is partially deaf and has to wear hearing aids, and when we showed him that Hawkeye from the Marvel universe wore them too, he cracked his nut! I find it fantastic that LBGTQA+ issues are finding their way into mainstream so people can learn about them and understand a bit better. I think this is fantastic!

                      1. I see how you feel and why this is important to you. My personal opinion Is that treating such things as same sex marriage as something else, as a small minority of “other” people is what really marginalizes them. In other words, seeing things as “oh, now gays have some recognition/rights” is a discrimination.

                        1. That would be the case is homosexuals weren’t discriminated already. The entertainment industry acts as a mirror to our views as a society, and adding representation in a natural, non-tokenish way functions as a big “fuck you” to the people opposed to same-sex relationships. It’s a very important step in the right direction and kind of a political statement by Nintendo/Intelligent Systems, one that I didn’t think they would make.

                          1. I can agree that it is kind of a political statement, but I can’t say I didn’t expect this from them, as they have expressed the direction they are willing to take related to such a topic before as shown here

                                1. Did you know that each letter is ACTUALLY the beginning of a different word? It’s called an acronym. In fact, only one of those letters stands for ‘gay’. I know, crazy right!

                                  For real though, you’re a massive idiot.

                                    1. Now they finally git a game supporting your type of marriage son…..see son even video games accept you…..make your dad proud and buy a good old sega genesis you would be surprised at the great games waiting to be played….Abovetopsecret gameing died in 1995 and if you dont like it you can kiss my duke ho.

                                      1. I think so. I’m gay, and I was hoping I’d finally be able to have my avatar character marry a guy. So this is pretty cool, it matters to the people who want their avatars to feel like themselves a little more. Sure there’s only one character to choose from, but it’s a step in the right direction.

                                        1. I’m not gay but I think this is really cool. It’s a small thing but a big step in the right direction. I hope future games will be diverse with more sexualities and races/skintones (mainly Japan because Western companies have incorporated more diverse characters)

                                          1. About skin tones, when I realized that in the Early to mid seasons of the pokemon anime there was not a single black person to be found, I had a brainfreeze O.0

                                                1. Wario also makes a cameo in one episode of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, with his counter part Waluigi. In the episode where Mario and Luigi go back to plumber school, Wario and Waluigi are also present, but have no speaking parts.

                                                  1. I see, I was just intrigued, because following the story of Wario land 4, wario gets his hands on lots of gold by treasure hunting. Also based on his WarioWare spinnoffs, he seems to have a passion for game development. He must be a multitalented guy, that Wario.

                                                                  1. Barely newsworthy, don’t know why everyone’s reporting on it. Good for all the SJW’s out there I suppose

                                                                        1. Yeah I agree. I don’t have anything against homosexuals myself but I hate it when games shoehorn things like this to be politically correct.

                                                                          If it fits the context then sure, put it in. If not, leave it out and develop the game how it was intended.

                                                                      1. Awesome. Is the gender of the protagonist locked by the game in the Japanese version as well? I did notice that in the Japanese breakdown trailer all the Hoshida footage was shown with the female and all the Nohr footage was shown with the male?

                                                                        1. Reminds me of how Anita Sarkeesian was pissed that Dishonored 2 didn’t have an female only protagonist

                                                                            1. Reality is Dolphin Revolutionized Cafe NX

                                                                              Honest question? Who she is? And why should i care what she says? I mean i remember RTU saying something about her when i used to watch his show, but i havent followed his channel after he tried to scam Big Cheese´s 200 bucks.

                                                                              1. Nintendo Tetrarch Quadramus-NX

                                                                                >>>Surrogates or magic as magic exists in that world which would make human gay children even more powerful>>>

                                                                              2. They probably won’t have kids???

                                                                                What the hell kind of question are you asking. It answers itself.

                                                                                When two characters love each ither in the game they form a relationship and power each other up. You won’t get any kids out of the relationship, but you can get a stronger partnership.

                                                                                1. Then it’s not “marriage”. Marriage must be open to children by definition (certain restrictions apply for example a woman unable to have children may marry and adopt), as marriage and the family are the fundamental building blocks of society, creating lived and educated children to continue society’s existence. Any bond not open to children can’t be marriage (again certain circumstances apply). SO, for this game to include a gay marriage as an option for players gives an unnatural, confusing message to children who are still growing into who they are meant to be.

                                                                                  Can we agree that these serious topics are not what we need in a Nintendo game?

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                                                                                    I guess we should deny gay couples the right to adopt a child too, right? We don’t want them to get “confused.”

                                                                                    1. Nintendo Tetrarch Quadramus-NX

                                                                                      >>>They prefer to let them starve, be homeless, taken advantage of and so on instead>>>

                                                                                    2. Every child has the right to a mother and father. It is unnatural scarring in some respect for a child to have two fathers or two mothers. Just because two gay people get “married” does not mean they have the right to raise a child like normal. Again, it is not marriage.

                                                                                      1. >.< Odd. There hasn't been any massive news coverage of kids that are being parented by gay couples having huge psychological problems. Oh right! Because even when it does happen, it's few & far between! Not to mention things outside of the home that cause problems, not the home life itself. But carry on believing otherwise. It just shows the bigotry is very deep seeded.

                                                                                      2. Can we agree that these serious topics are exactly what we need in a serious franchise like Fire Emblem? Can we agree that exposing children to same-sex marriage so they grow up less prejudiced and homophobic is a good thing?

                                                                                    3. I haven’t kept up with the info lately so I don’t get too hyped for a game releasing so far away, but does the version you choose affect what gender you play as?

                                                                                      1. No. You have the option to marry a guy. But you can Mary a girl if you want in the conquest version.

                                                                                        (At least that’s how i understand it)

                                                                                      2. Same sex marriage used to be common… Until religion took charge of the world.

                                                                                        People need to feel loved and they need to give love. It doesn’t matter if to someone of the same sex/gender or the opposite.

                                                                                        1. I hope you aren’t being serious. I’m not disagreeing with the part about people needing to be loved but:
                                                                                          A) Religion has always been around, it is an integral part of human history and nature both good and bad.
                                                                                          B) Please don’t use ancient peoples as any sort of example for gay-rights. The same people who were on-board with same-sex relationships were also into bestiality, incest, child sacrifice (including but not limited to burning them alive), and were brutal in the extreme.

                                                                                          This too is a little known fact.

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                                                                                            Yeah. It’s a bit of an insult to the LGBT community to mention how ancient people supported gay couplings. It’s bad enough pedophiles of today try to equate their movement to gay rights, human rights, & gay/interracial marriages.

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                                                                                                Not part of it but if I was, I wouldn’t want ancient peoples that supported human sacrifice, bestiality, & human brutality to speak for me in my defense.

                                                                                                1. I was talking about Pagans, Ancient Greeks and Romans, who were married. It had nothing to do with bestiality, incest etc. It was about to Loving Consensual adults. It wasn’t until the 14th century that Christians re-designed the idea of Marriage.

                                                                                                  1. And I’m saying those aren’t good examples. The Greeks and Romans and other pagan nations that predate them had a system of pederasty in place (meaning that they got it on with little boys and girls), it had nothing to do with consenting adults in many cases. You are trying to romanticize a system that had very little to do with love and a great deal to do with finding as many ways to achieve sexual titillation as possible. It’s a horrid example to pull out for gay-rights.

                                                                                                    As far as Christianity and it’s definition of marriage, it long predates the 14th century and, if you are going by Biblical history (I hope you’ve actually done your research instead of repeating something you heard) it also predates the Judean system of worship written by Moses.

                                                                                                    You are allowed to believe what you want but please do not put a romantic spin on the motives of ancient people and use it to support a modern day cause.

                                                                                                    1. Nintendo Tetrarch Quadramus-NX

                                                                                                      >>>Still doesn’t change that the Abraham religions stole more than 80% of their material from ancient civilisations and cultures , “remolded” it in their misguided backwards outdated version and that’s a fact>>>

                                                                                                      1. Your opinion is noted but it is not fact. The system of worship and definition of marriage I am speaking of predates even Abraham. However, we are getting off topic. Unless your goal is to cast aspersions on people who do not share your personal beliefs, it doesn’t change the fact that the people the original poster is talking about are not a fit example to hold up for modern day gay-rights.

                                                                                                        1. Nintendo Tetrarch Quadramus-NX

                                                                                                          >>>It does predate Abraham and its religions, therefore it’s not a Christian invention but an eastern one that they adopted to their own version among several others>>>

                                                                                                        2. I support the LGBTQI community whole heartedly. I must be miss-informed when it comes to the Pagan Tradition of Marriage. In no way would I support ” a system of pederasty”, if that were the case. If it has offended you by using that comparison, I apologise.

                                                                                                        3. WOW… That’s false. Christianity (well… it’s roots) has been opposed to homosexuality since the beginning of time. It’s always been wrong.

                                                                                                      2. Eh… Personally, I don’t really like the idea of same sex marriage. But it’s good that they’re giving people more options though.

                                                                                                            1. Not the only one.
                                                                                                              Personally, the LGBT community is too sensitive now a days and I really get fed up with it always in my face, it’s like “Yeah, we get it you like other men/women. Just shut up and leave us alone”.

                                                                                                              I really couldn’t care less if they were blue with pink dots on their faces, if they want respect they need to earn it. Privileged people who think “Oh I’m different so everyone has to treat me like a god!” just make me sick.

                                                                                                              Act like a decent person and you’ll be treated equally.

                                                                                                              But, it’s nice to see that they can have the option to do so.

                                                                                                              1. Nintendo Tetrarch Quadramus-NX

                                                                                                                >>>I’m sure all the opressed humans throughout the pathetic human civilisation would agree with you right?>>>

                                                                                                                1. Oppressed my ass. I’m not homophobic, but I can’t ignore fact, blindfold myself and suck dick just to please a group of people. They act as if they need more support, yet it pours in like a busted dam every nanosecond of the day and to whoever needs it, if not the community itself.

                                                                                                                  1. Yes, because a minor amount of coverage and buttloads of excused murders and hate crimes is plenty of support.
                                                                                                                    You are extremely homophobic.
                                                                                                                    Just like the racist assholes that say “I’m not racist”

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                                                                                                                    Least you get to hook up hot female characters with other hot female characters. lol Unless the same sex marriage thing is only for our avatar. That’s fine by me since I’ll most likely make a female avatar again like I did with Awakening. Speaking of, I need to get all of the support conversations for the male avatar & finish getting all of the female avatar support conversations.

                                                                                                                    1. I’m conflicted on it myself. I don’t mind LGBT themes in my video games, manga, and other entertainment, because they’re pretty enjoyable to read/see. However, if I saw two guys kissing in real life I’d probably turn the other direction. I believe people should be happy, but as a believer of God and the Bible I don’t think that’s the way to do it.

                                                                                                                        1. Nintendo Tetrarch Quadramus-NX

                                                                                                                          >>>Are you always going to be follow orders?>>>

                                                                                                                          >>>Science already proved it’s natural, period, and if humans still ignore facts then that’s pathetic>>>

                                                                                                                            1. Nintendo Tetrarch Quadramus-NX

                                                                                                                              >>>Just because you were raised in a certain way, doesn’t mean it is 100% the truth, I was “raised” in a certain way until I got older and started recognising the flaws of my “creators”>>>

                                                                                                                            2. I just don’t like it. But you don’t see me pointing fingers and laughing or making fun of people that are homosexuals. It’s their decision, their choice. I don’t care. But as I was saying though, I think that a man and a woman is the correct way to do it. That’s just my opinion. That’s what I’ve been raised to think my whole life and my opinion isn’t changing. Not now. Not when I get older. Never.

                                                                                                                              1. I’m pretty sure it is a choice. You can’t just be born gay. Someone has to teach you about it. Lmao.

                                                                                                                                1. Well, how did it work for you then? Did you NOT make the choice to be gay? Did you just automatically become a homosexual as you grew up? Because I find that hard to believe.

                                                                                                                                  1. Ok, I don’t care if you or anyone else is gay. That doesn’t mean anything. BUT, this is simply my own opinion. I am not speaking for everyone. I already know that there are idiots out there that treat homosexuals with disrespect and call them names, etc. And there’s nothing I can really do about that.

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                                                                                                                                    You do know when first conceived, we’re all inherently female, right? When making something, whether it be a material object, a new kind of food dish, or even a life, things can go wrong during development. When that’s taken into account, you can easily be born with the brain of a female but the body of a male. Isn’t science great!? It’s proven that the brain of a male & the brain of a female are very different different. You can cover a flower with shit but there is still a flower buried underneath.

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                                                                                                                                    It’s like those men in government that think they know more about women than a woman does. xD

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                                                                                                                                    What he said. Some people were raised to be racists and/or nazis from birth but that doesn’t make it any more right.

                                                                                                                                    1. Ok. But I still don’t care. I still think it’s wrong. Please, just accept my opinion and move along.

                                                                                                                                    1. Don’t worry, nobody will bash you today, it is just too special day for you for anyone to just ruin it for you.

                                                                                                                                        1. It’s fine dude, we really couldn’t care less if you were gay. As long as you’re nice to people and respect people and not shove your sexuality into people’s faces, then you’ll be respected.

                                                                                                                                              1. Nintendo Tetrarch Quadramus-NX

                                                                                                                                                >>>Get lost little insignificant ape, your time will soon come to perish into oblivion by the great design of my true masters>>>

                                                                                                                                              1. I know right? and you can even do incest in the game… nex step will be having sex with animals and objects legal.

                                                                                                                                                1. Nintendo Tetrarch Quadramus-NX

                                                                                                                                                  >>>Because animals and objects sure do agree with having sex with you don’t they? Stupid human>>>

                                                                                                                                              2. Herbert the Multigenderr

                                                                                                                                                Yo! The fuck? What if I don’t identify as a man or a woman? You don’t wanna give support to transgendered people Nintendo! Fucking cis bastards. Can’t understand that lgbt is good for kids to understand. Otherwise they grow up foreign to the idea and dispel it as normal when they age. Companies like you are what is ruining the fight for same sex marriage.

                                                                                                                                                End rant.

                                                                                                                                                1. It isn’t normal though regardless of how much you propagandize children with your degeneracy it will literally never be normal in fact it is the polar opposite of “normal” otherwise the term loses all meaning. Reminds me of the packaging on kids superhero costumes “warning : wearing this cape will NOT enable you to fly”…”warning: Chopping off your own dick will not make you a female, just an inhuman abomination.”

                                                                                                                                                  1. Genital mutilation. It’s funny how transsexuals, as psychotic as they are, gain so much love yet someone like me with a different mental dissorder (OCD) get demonized because I have and overly-structured mind and obsessive compulsions. I get treated like shit by society. They carve out their genitals and yet I get called crazy and people laugh. Hmph. Fuck society and those politically correct chicken shits. At least I seek help for my disorder.

                                                                                                                                                    1. Nintendo Tetrarch Quadramus-NX

                                                                                                                                                      >>>Obviously an imbecile believing transsexuals are mentally ill, I’m satisfied you have a mental disorder living in misery because you like the rest of this inbred species are nothing but a waste of life and space>>>

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                                                                                                                                                      ._. These people were born with the wrong body parts. I don’t blame them for wanting it removed, and you shouldn’t either. If you’re problem was as easy to get rid of as theirs, wouldn’t you want to remove it? If you are being demonized, you should know how these people have felt for decades, centuries even, before the miracle of corrective surgery came along.

                                                                                                                                                      1. Theres a lot more to your sexuality than just your external body parts. Gender completely defines who your are. Your mind and spirit are definitively male or female; its not something you can just change. I am very sorry to those who think that they were not born correctly, but personally, I see something like that a challenge to overcome, just like those disabled people who compete in the Olympics and such. They obtain so much more than any normal person would by doing the same thing, just because they are disabled.

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                                                                                                                                                          You don’t know much about the science of child bearing, do you? It’s been proven that when first conceived, we are all female. During the 9 months of conception, we get the certain enzymes & stuff that eventually decides whether we’ll be male or female. Sometimes things go wrong with this process. What? You think being blind or deaf is the only problems people can be born with? No. It doesn’t work that way. If blindness, deafness, short stature, giant stature, OCD, autism, etc can be the result of things going wrong, why should being born with the male body while your mind is still inherently female be the exception? And if you want to bring religion into this, either God can make mistakes, like the very people he modeled after Himself, namely us humans, or God purposely caused these people to be born the way that they are.

                                                                                                                                                            1. Personally I think SMT X FE looks better than any Fire Emblem game ever! Like it’s not even a tactical RPG, which is FANTASTIC! I was really hoping it wouldn’t be, I hate that type of gameplay.

                                                                                                                                                                1. and???? I want more RPGs I don’t think there is nothing wrong with that. They put Xenoblade on 3DS why note doing the reverse. Or even better why nintendo do a HD remake of the old ones :-)

                                                                                                                                                                  1. OK OK, cool, I won’t be using that feature but it shows that Nintendo are going with their time.

                                                                                                                                                                  2. WAIT DID THEY JUST SAY THAT THE MALE IS EXCLUSIVE TO THE BIRTHRIGHT GAME AND FEMALE EXCLUSIVE TO CONQUEST?! my main character’s sex is locked in?!

                                                                                                                                                                    1. You’ve got it backwards buddy.

                                                                                                                                                                      If you choose a male in Conquest, you have the option to marry someone of the same gender

                                                                                                                                                                      and the opposite for Birthright

                                                                                                                                                                    1. Didn’t even think of it like that. Nintendo will embrace same-sex marriage, which IMO isn’t a theme children should see, but won’t make some maturer titles. I think Nintendo are just trying to grab a certain demographic to up their sales.

                                                                                                                                                                  3. This is disappointing news in that God calls for marriage to be between a man and a wife. True love isn’t fulfilled by satisfying same-sex attraction. Fulfillment comes from doing God’s will. Thanks for listening and respecting my opinion.

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                                                                                                                                                                    Finally! Someone at Nintendo is updating with the fucking times! And these losers comparing same sex marriage to pedophilia & bestiality are idiots. You guys probably think science is false & that Christian Science actually saves people’s lives. lol “Pray the illness away! God will magically save your child from pneumonia, cancer, & AIDS!” *facepalm*

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                                                                                                                                                                      And this is coming from a guy who actually IS a christian. Thank God I’m not part of the idiots that probably think the Westboro Baptist Church is doing God’s work! Please. Those people aren’t religious, they are fucking insane!

                                                                                                                                                                      1. I think you need to read a little deeper in the bible, my “Christian” friend. I should know, I grew up a Christian. You’re spreading the word about the Christian God and the legitimate bible about as much as Westboro Baptist is. Need me to look up some scriptures?

                                                                                                                                                                        1. Nintendo Tetrarch Quadramus-NX

                                                                                                                                                                          >>>”Legitimate bible” what a laugh, there are at least 50 different versions of your idiotic bible, that alone proves religions’ flawed outdated barbarism that has no place in evolved civilisations>>>

                                                                                                                                                                            1. That would be the original Bible with the Old Testament that Jesus read and used, right? It still exists and is called the Septuagint. About 300 B.C., the ancient Jews translated the Old Testament into Greek, the common language of the time, from the more ancient Hebrew version. Jesus used the Septuagint in His lifetime, however only the Catholic Church uses this OT, being the original Christian Church all the other split from in the 1500’s. Martin Luther chose the Hebrew version because it included books that he did not like (1 and 2 Maccabes, parts on Daniel, Tobit, Baruch, Sirach, and so on) that included doctrines that conflicted with his “faith alone” theology (mainly praying for the dead. It kind of defeats there entire idea of faith alone). ALSO, the New Testament was written IN GREEK.

                                                                                                                                                                              You’re a Christian? Great! Let’s all use the OT Jesus used and see where we end up. Have a nice day. :D

                                                                                                                                                                              1. Interesting stuff. Had no idea. Maybe it’s because…I’m NOT a Christian? I. Grew. Up. As. A. Christian. Why is that so hard for everyone to process? I said it clearly. Now everyone thinks I’m fucking homophobic.

                                                                                                                                                                              2. You actually read the bible? A book about the tales of an imaginary man? The tales of something that never happened?

                                                                                                                                                                              3. @ CCC -Dude, get the fokk out of here lol. You don’t believe or have faith so your word on the issue is irrelevant.

                                                                                                                                                                                1. Nintendo Tetrarch Quadramus-NX

                                                                                                                                                                                  >>>Because I’m not a slave, now get lost and don’t even bother showing yourself to any true Nintendo fan>>>

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                                                                                                                                                                                  You talk as if those lunatics aren’t reading the same exact bible you do when in fact they are reading the exact same book. They are just bible thumpers to the worst extreme imaginable.

                                                                                                                                                                                3. Thank you.

                                                                                                                                                                                  I’m not a big fan or religions, but people can be free to believe in whatever they want.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Using said beliefs to justify hateful/prejudiced behavior, on the other hand, is just plain wrong.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. You claim you’re a christian, yet you’re using foul language and condoning same sex marriage? THAT is facepalm worthy.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. You do realize a majority of the American population swears, right? So what’s to say no one can swear like a sailor despite his belief in God. I’d really hate to point the number of people in my family that DOES swear despite the usual Sunday service and reading of the word on evenings.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      What’s facepalm worthy is the fact people still worship an asshole, evil, vindictive God when Jesus taught us that forgiveness is for all, including sinners.

                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Where am I condoning same-sex marriage? Where am I claiming to be Christian? Nowhere. Please read. I was just stating what Christians PREACH, and that he Isn’t abiding to his religion. Don’t jump to conclusions so fast. I GREW UP a Christian.

                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Actually they can compare, it is their right to have an opinion, just like anyone else, even those against homosexuality. You sound one sided just like those homophobes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        You know who else has opinions? Nazis & racists. Does that mean I shouldn’t call them out for being horrible fucking people? If they have a right to their opinion, I have a right to my opinion that they are horrible human beings for hating homosexuals because they are different & don’t fit into their idea of what’s normal.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Anyways, I look forward to when this game finally releases in the US! Being a female avatar is going to be more interesting this time around!

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                                                                                                                                                                                              Of course. I wish I could have had my female avatar in Awakening hook up with Tharja. Hey! I wonder if Tharja having a thing for the avatar regardless of gender was a precursor to this! Interestingly awesome!

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. It’s disappointing to see that Nintendo caves in to the world’s standards, instead of upholding good standards like they used to.

                                                                                                                                                                                          2. So many homophobic C*nts up in here. Get over it, you don’t have to play as a gay character. Go cry somewhere else.

                                                                                                                                                                                          3. I’m a dude, and I like to bang chicks n make babies. But this doesn’t bother me one bit. And for those of you still stuck in the 80s, get used to this in your games, it’s not going away.

                                                                                                                                                                                          4. I have been on this website for years but never posted. But how does this affect anyone but gay people?

                                                                                                                                                                                            I would love some of the knobheads to explain this, if Nintendo didnt let us know then none of you homophobic pricks would even know.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Not everyone that plays games is straight, this is a huge step for something that should have never been excluded from games in the first place.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Look at the Sims back whenever that was ever released even EA is ahead of the rest of the world, so if you have a problem do the world a favour and go top yourself!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                          5. Nintendo finally started giving a shit. Wow. This is pretty huge even if some of you don’t care. It’s 2015, even Japan aren’t really against it. Hopefully it will mean other Japanese games, such as Harvest Moon will have it as well.

                                                                                                                                                                                          6. Already seeing people getting mad at this. Like it really bothers them that the game includes an option for people who are not them.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Good move, Nintendo. Do scare close minded homophobic gamers away from the series. Looking forward to it even more!

                                                                                                                                                                                          7. Options like this really allow people to play how they want. I’ve always loved this about The Sims games. And it’s optional, it’s not like you HAVE to make your character(s) gay in any of these games.

                                                                                                                                                                                          8. I wonder if this will make it over to the US though. FE IS rated as a kid’s game, & USA IS primarily a Christian nation (Heck the West itself is primarily lol), & this IS Nintendo we’re talking about. It’s why so much other things get censored. If they usually censor crap like dresses & ages, I find it hard to believe they’re gonna introduce homosexuality into one of their flagship titles for American kids. I can’t see them taking the risk. If this transfers over I’ll be shocked.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              Let’s hope it does transfer over with no censoring as it’d be a step in the right direction for Nintendo of America. I’ve had it with bullshit censoring like the curtain covering up Tharja’s butt as she was fixing her bikini bottoms. Hell! It doesn’t even look like a curtain but Chrom’s cape! That made it worse because then people could assume she was having sex with Chrom if seen out of context! In fact, you can see tons of women do it all the time on public beaches & swimming pools! Not to mention the debacle that was Bravely Default. The outfits & certain dialogue got altered because of the characters’ ages in the game only for them to also change the characters’ ages! That’s fucking stupid. Why change one thing if you are just going to change the very reason the first changes were made?

                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Actually, gay marriage is found in many more places in North America.

                                                                                                                                                                                              When it comes to acceptance of homosexuality, we’re much more progressive than Japan.

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. xD Sorry but video games were ruined long before homosexuals, little small minded bigot. Ruined by video game companies getting support from mindless fanboys too stupid to realize they are riding these companies’ dicks while bashing consumers that call them out when these companies make mistakes. So blame the anti-consumerist gamers out there for the current state of video games, not homosexuals who’ve done nothing wrong other than being different. Now return back to the dark ages of the Salem Witch Trials or Spanish Inquisition where ya belong!

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. This press release also included info that FE Fates would be distributed in two versions here in the U.S. with a third released digitally. I am getting so excited for this game! I see people say oh great just another way to milk the cow like Pokemon does. But I don’t see it that way. I see these games having a much larger scale than what we’ve been given from Fire Emblems before. I see this as more of the Sega Saturns Shining Force 3, where you play each forces side of it and then the third when they come together to face a much greater threat. I’m really hoping this will be similar to that!

                                                                                                                                                                                            2. What do you know. Nintendo is stepping into the 21st Century. No if only “Star Fox Zero” would… I just can’t help but burn that game’s graphics at every opportunity.

                                                                                                                                                                                            3. YES! YES! YES! Thank you Nintendo!

                                                                                                                                                                                              (LOL @ the homophobics trying to disguise their hate with comments like “Why is this news? Hardly newsworthy!”, just because you are not gay or hate us doesn’t mean this isn’t news and it’s not important as a step forward in gaming, specially for the LGBT community, we exist, get over it!)

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. The problem is not in the fact that you exist, its the destruction of the idea and concept of marriage through the eyes of God. Any one person can say whatever they want, its a sin to God and God does not forgive such sin. There will be no forgiving. It is one person’s individual choice to meet and discuss their fate. There’s a reason a man and a woman can make a child through sexual intercourse. But hey, heaven’s not for everyone. You guys bashing people for having a structured faith and tossing factless assumptions at followers of God are SO much better without God right? Then why do you fight so hard? Because you care or you’re confused. Enjoy your day.

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. shut up people like you piss me off. have your stupid heaven i’d rather rot in hell than go along with some bullshit idea like that

                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Wow. Way to completely ignore the New Testament & Jesus’s teachings about forgiveness. I’d burn the Old Testament to cinders if it wasn’t firmly attached to the New Testament.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Oh & homosexuals aren’t ruining marriage. It was ruined long before any of them got the right to marry. It was ruined by idiots that go to Las Vegas & marry a complete & total stranger for shallow reasons or they were too damn drunk to realize what they were doing was wrong. And even then, it was ruined long before that by people forcing their children to marry someone for the sake of money or class.

                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Laughing so hard at so many trolls, acting like immature homophobes. This is defenately a huge step to the right direction.

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Agreed. If the movement to get more homosexuality in video games causes more idiots to leave the video game industry, good riddance!

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. I don’t think the ESRB are homophobes. I think they HAVE to mark it rated M because same-sex is a widely debated topic that not all younger audiences can fully comprehend.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Uhm… Having same sex marriage isn’t going to change the rating. The Sims has it and that’s not rated M.

                                                                                                                                                                                                2. I never like hate comments, but this is WRONG!!!!!!!! Its bad for so many religions! Cant wait to see the game banned from UK

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    >>>Religions are the only thing that is bad in the human world, now get lost and rot with your outdated species>>>

                                                                                                                                                                                                3. I’ve never cared for this type of thing. It doesn’t bother me but I can’t lie, same sex marriage bothers me when I look at a gay couple. Nevertheless as someone ignorant towards this topic, I cannot judge nor do I side with anything. I’ll let the river flow and see where it takes us.

                                                                                                                                                                                                4. I wish it wasn’t such a limited option, but Nintendo’s on the right side of history here and I’m incredibly happy about it. A small step is better than no step at all, and I absolutely commend Nintendo for being progressive in this manner. In a perfect world this wouldn’t even be a conversation because people wouldn’t use religion to oppose love and bully others, but this is far from a perfect world so conversations like this are necessary.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Time is running out for the outmoded religious bigots, homophobes, and other hatemongers of the world – ya’ll are slowly but surely being phased out, and not a moment too soon!

                                                                                                                                                                                                5. Man, news topics like this really lets you know which users are total weirdo jerks, and which ones are good, decent people. I lost all respect for some of you on here.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                7. Sweet. props to Nintendo. may be a pointless feature for me personally but nonetheless it’s always great to see some LGBT representation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                8. I’m not against same sex marriage, but stop shoving gay relationships everywhere because it’s not everywhere.

                                                                                                                                                                                                9. This feature could be a political statement. But in all honesty, they probably did it just for fanservice and wider audience appeal (like Pheonix Mode, ‘sigh’).

                                                                                                                                                                                                10. All this fuss for what an option, I thought we were consumers. To tell you the truth I don’t like this at all but it is Nintendo’s game and I have a choice, so I will not be getting it. To all the people who like it, enjoy, I guess.

                                                                                                                                                                                                11. Nintendo if you are getting with the times please don’t stop there. Your console and handheld should have sufficient power, to play your best games and 3rd party games. You should work with 3rd party devs to get exclusive games and Dlc. Your online service should be on the level or higher than your competitors. Your eshop should be robust and have nindies, and all legacy consoles. Your controllers should be ergonomic and have the basics built in. Your players accounts on different systems should be a unified one. You should make more, gritty, mature, epic games that have intriguing stories. Nintendo give the gimmicks a rest plz, let people talk in your games, stop holding hands, let your console and handheld work in tandem seamlessly, don’t let games get lost on one system, welcome voice chat, don’t let games get lost in one country. Wow I’m going and take a rest.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Respect for the ones that have a problem with homosexuality but aren’t being self righteous bigots about it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. True, I am opposed to it in my life, but that doesn’t mean people for it should not get that option. Anyone whether they be for it or againts it that try to force their opinion is WRONG.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. I’m not saying that I’m for or against homosexuality, because I’m neither. I Don’t it should be illegal, but personally I think it’s disgusting. Still, what they do in private is none of my business and I won’t try to make it. But because I think differently about the situation, I’m demonized. I’m the BAD guy, you know. Even though I am FAR from hating homosexuals, I’m a “hater”. I’m the evil, homophobic bastard who should be in shackles in chains. Why? Because I think differently. Because I “THINK DIFFERENTLY”. Just goes to show how loving, caring and accepting the pro-LGBT community is, huh? Because most, if not all, would do exactly what I have stated here. It’s a crock of shit and that’s why I don’t support their cause and engage in the community. I can’t think differently yet support without being heavily scrutinised and judged by selfish pricks. But remember, I’m the BAD guy, folks! Fuck this. I only support people I know now. Things shall still be shoved down my throat to think like they do. I think I’ll move to another country sometime in the future, by the way.

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