Nintendo

The firm says it will not bow to pressure to allow players to engage romantically with same-sex characters in Tomodachi Life.

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Nintendo says it stands by its decision to block people from playing as gay characters in its hit life simulator game.

The Japanese company said it would not give in to pressure to allow players to engage romantically with same-sex characters in English editions of Tomodachi Life.

In a statement, the firm said it “never intended to make any form of social commentary”.

It said: “The relationship options in the game represent a playful alternate world rather than a real-life simulation.

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