Tomodachi Life is on the way to the United States and Europe this June and, as previously reported, the quirky title will not feature same-sex relationships. At least not without some trickery on the part of the player. By making male Miis with female features one could create what appears to be a lesbian couple in the game, for example. And many players did exactly that, posting cute pics of their gay Miis on twitter with the hashtag #homokore.
Separate from this trend was a game-breaking bug that also created the appearance of in-game same-sex relationships. A very poorly worded, when translated, statement on the issue from Nintendo sparked its own big gay controversy by referring to the appearance of same-sex couples as ‘strange’.
But let’s put all of that aside. Bottom line is, controversy or no, there aren’t any same-sex romance options in Tomodachi Life.
So what’s a gaymer to do? Some have turned to boycotting the game, while others like myself are eager to get our hands on the game in spite of it lacking queer options.
Gay gamer Tyeforce, taking a cue from #homokore, is taking to social media to get his voice heard.