Nintendo Alters Controversial Scene In Fire Emblem: Fates

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There’s a specific scene in Fire Emblem: Fates that has people scratching their heads. When the game launched last year, there was a scene in the game that was described as being homophobic, the scene itself has Soleil, a female character who is attracted to women being easily flustered when around women. You can pair characters up in the game, and if you link Soleil with the protagonist he will spike her drink with a magic powder that will make her see men as women and women as men. This leads to Soleil falling in love with the protagonist and having the powder eventually wear off, having seen the protagonist as a male.

This scene has been interpreted as being gay conversion therapy, so Nintendo has opted to change the entire scene when the game launches in the West.

We aren’t sure if the scene will stay or be altered, however.

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