Nintendo Drops ‘Gay Conversion’ Scene From New Video Game ‘Fire Emblem: Fates’ In USA Version ONLY
Last year when Nintendo released its role-playing video game Fire Emblem: Fates in Japan it was applauded for its LGBT inclusion when players found out that along with choosing a character’s gender or physical appearance, they could also select sexual orientation. But soon afterward the applause turned to anger after it was found out that players can also opt to drug one of the game’s lesbian characters and transform her into a straight woman.
The interaction in question occurs between Soleil, a lesbian character who gets nervous around women she meets. If the player chooses a male avatar, he can choose to slip Soleil a magic potion without her knowledge. The potion makes her see men as women. Soleil then falls in love with the man who drugged her and remains attracted to him even after the magic potion wears off—a first for her, as she has only been attracted to women.