Fire Emblem Fates To Get Controversial Support Conversation Changed In The Western Release

Francesco De Meo
Posted Jan 21, 2016
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In the past few months a few Nintendo published games have received some noticeable changes in their Western release, such as Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water and Xenoblade Chronicles X. While the changes weren’t anything truly major, some definitely didn’t like the company altering these games. Unfortunately it seems like Nintendo will continue doing so with some of its upcoming games, according to a report that has surfaced online a few hours ago.

According to Nintendo World Report, the Western release of Fire Emblem Fates, the new entry of the series created by Intelligent Systems launching next month , is not going to feature what has been deemed by Nintendo as a controversial support conversation.

“In the version of the game that ships in the US and Europe, there is no expression which might be considered as gay conversion or drugging that occurs between characters.”

This  controversial conversation involves female character Soleil, who is attracted by women. During one of the support conversations with the male variant of the main character, the game’s protagonists spikes her drink with magic powder so that Soleil sees men as women and vice versa. This was done so that she would no longer get flustered when interacting with other women. Once the effect of the magic powder wears off, Solei founds herself attracted to the male main character, ending up proposing to him. This whole conversation is deemed controversial for a few reasons: the drink spiking could be interpreted as drugging, the whole situation as a means of gay conversion therapy. You can judge for yourself by checking out the conversation from the Japanese version.

Fire Emblem Fates launches next month in North America exclusively on Nintendo 3DS as two different versions featuring two different story paths, maps, characters and more. A third story path will be released as DLC.

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