On The National nightly newscast yesterday, a small feature was based on politics in video games. This follows on from Far Cry 5’s reveal, with people commenting that Ubisoft’s game has a political theme based on its setting and backstory.
Reggie Fils-Aime was interviewed briefly, and gave Nintendo’s stance on politics in video games. “Making political statements are for other people to do,” he said. “We want people to smile and have fun when they play our games.”
So, it looks like Nintendo won’t be getting involved in politics within their titles any time soon. Given that Nintendo is typically a family friendly company, it would make sense for them to avoid such subjects.