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Tomodachi Life gay gamers: Nintendo says no

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A screenshot from the video game Tomodachi Life.

A screenshot from the video game Tomodachi Life. Photo: AP

Nintendo isn't allowing gamers to play as gay in an upcoming life simulator game.

The gaming company said on Tuesday it wouldn't bow to pressure to allow players to woo characters of the same sex in English editions of Tomodachi Life.

The announcement follows a social media campaign launched by fans last month seeking virtual equality for the game's characters.

Tomodachi Life: The game at the centre of a virtual equality storm.

Tomodachi Life: The game at the centre of a virtual equality storm. Photo: AP

The fans had urged Nintendo to add same-sex relationship options to the English hand-held Nintendo 3DS game ahead of its June 6 release.

The game was originally released in Japan last year and features a cast of avatars based on real players living and playing on a virtual island.

Several past life games like The Sims and The Elder Scrolls have allowed players to create characters that can have same-sex relationships.

AP

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