Nintendo apologises for omitting same-sex characters

Video games maker Nintendo has apologised for not recognising same-sex relationships in English editions of a life-simulator video game, and has pledged to be more inclusive.

Nintendo has been criticised for not recognising same -sex relationships in English version of a computer game Credit: REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Nintendo said that while it was too late to change the current version of the Tomodachi Life game, it was committed to building virtual equality into future versions.

Nintendo came under fire from fans and gay rights organisations this week after refusing to add same-sex relationship options to the game.