Nintendo has just announced they’ve cut a major scene from their upcoming United States release of “Fire Emblem Fates“, a tactical role-playing game, that deals with drugging a lesbian woman’s drink in the Japanese version.
In an interview with Nintendo World Report, a representative from Nintendo of America told the blog that this sub-plot will not be featured in this release:
“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.”
In “Fire Emblem Fates”, characters can form relationships with each other to battle in the game. These relationships can turn romantic and usually end in a marriage proposal. Soleil, a female character in the video game, is attracted to women and gets flustered when she’s around other women.
In the Japanese version, a male player can spike her drink with a “magic powder” that makes her see women as men and men as women to help her “practice” around women. According to Nintendo World Report, this ultimately leads to Soleil falling in love with the player’s male character.
This scene/plot will not be in the U.S. and Europe versions of the video game. “Fire Emblem Fates” is scheduled to be released in the U.S. Feb. 19.
Update: We’ve gotten some questions about this claim and thought we’d clarify. Searching “LGBTQ” on whitehouse.gov yields the message as seen in the top image. The fact checking site Snopes has said the clearing of the website was announced earlier this week and it was made clear the information and sites from Obama’s administration would be [...]