Just like Fire Emblem Awakening, Fire Emblem Fates will include the option for two characters to get married. In addition to providing a tactical bonus when paired up, these marriages result in children, which then become additional members of your team. But Fire Emblem Fates features one major change: the inclusion of same-sex marriages.
A same-sex marriage can only be entered into by your avatar and a single, specific character, one of which is in each version of the game. In Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest, the same-sex marriage can only be achieved by a male avatar, while in Birthright, your avatar must be female. However, both characters are included in the third, downloadable path, so you can choose to marry either no matter your avatar’s sex.
Nintendo has been criticized in the past for not including same-sex marriage in Tomodachi Life. So what’s different this time around? According to a statement by Nintendo:
“We believe that our gameplay experiences should reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate and, at the same time, we will always design the game specifications of each title by considering a variety of factors, such as the game’s scenario and the nature of the game play. In the end of course, the game should be fun to play. We feel that
Fire Emblem Fates is indeed enjoyable to play and we hope fans like the game.” — Nintendo
This is definitely a step forward for Nintendo. What do you think of the inclusion of same-sex marriages in
Fire Emblem Fates?