Nintendo Responds To Changes To Fire Emblem Fates’ Western Localization

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We previously reported that Nintendo will change some of the content for Fire Emblem Fate, and Siliconera got in touch with the company to inquire more about the changes in the upcoming Nintendo 3DS title.


When asked about the change to the “controversial dialogue” in the game, Nintendo reiterated that the North American and European version of the game will have no expression which might be considered as gay conversion or drugging that occurs between characters. That said, it appears that there will be some changes, as they followed up with the following statement:


“Making changes is not unusual when we localize games, and we have indeed made changes in these games. When we localize a game we do so in order to make it appropriate for that particular territory. All our choices were made from that point of view.”


“In the Conquest edition a male main character created by the gamer can pair up with another male character (Niles) which ultimately leads to marriage. Similarly, in the Birthright edition, a female main character created by the gamer can pair up with and eventually marry another female character (Rhajat). Like married couples of the opposite gender, these same-sex couples enjoy the stat boosts that come with marriage, which means when they are paired up in battle they are stronger than when they are apart or paired up with another character.”


“In the third edition, Revelation, that will be released as DLC in the eShop on March 10, a same-sex marriage is possible regardless of the sex of your main character, as both Niles and Rhajat can be encountered in this edition.”


Fire Emblem Fates will release in North America on February 19, 2016 for Nintendo 3DS. A European release date has yet to be announced.

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