Remember the Miiquality campaign that we talked about a few days ago, where it pushed the agenda for the game known as Tomodachi Life to allow homosexual relationships to be culminated in a marriage instead of remaining as just a friendship? It seems that Nintendo is not going to bow to the requests of this campaign, and they have set out their reasons for doing so, too.
Nintendo of America Inc. mentioned in a statement, “Nintendo never intended to make any form of social commentary with the launch of ‘Tomodachi Life. The relationship options in the game represent a playful alternate world rather than a real-life simulation. We hope that all of our fans will see that ‘Tomodachi Life’ was intended to be a whimsical and quirky game, and that we were absolutely not trying to provide social commentary.”
This would not go down well with Tye Marini, a gay 23-year-old Nintendo fan from Mesa, Arizona, who was behind the Miiquality campaign. Marini said, “I want to be able to marry my real-life fiancé’s Mii, but I can’t do that. My only options are to marry some female Mii, to change the gender of either my Mii or my fiancé’s Mii or to completely avoid marriage altogether and miss out on the exclusive content that comes with it.”
What do you think of this particular situation? Did Nintendo do the right thing?