Nintendo says they will not be allowing players to play as a gay character in their upcoming life-simulating game Tomodachi Life for Nintendo 3DS. Some eager fans of the game are a little upset that they will not be able to marry their real life partners' Miis within the game world and have launched a campaign to try and convince Nintendo to allow gay characters within the game.
Tomodachi Life has already been released in Japan and is a big hit there and the game is expected to launch in Europe and North America in June. Same sex marriage is also not legal in Japan, which explains why the feature wasn't present in the first place. It also means they would have to put more work into the game other than just translating it and the game is set to release in only a month. Perhaps they could release DLC in the future if this get enough attention, and it probably will.
Do you think this is an important issue? Should Nintendo change their game to include something that is still very controversial in our society and possibly damage their image?