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VIDEO GAMES: “Animal Crossing” Has Another Queer Character

Animal Crossing

Housebound gamers are flocking to Nintendo’s Animal Crossing, an open-ended “social simulation” video game in which players explore and establish a home in a village of anthropomorphic animals. The latest version of the game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, features one of the first explicitly out LGBTQ characters in a Nintendo game. According to Video Games Chronicle, one non-playable character named C.J. repeatedly refers to his male “partner” Flick. Another character, Merry, seemingly mentions a lesbian couple while talking about a “romantic comedy.” Interestingly, the publication says that one of the same-sex references doesn’t appear in the game’s Japanese-version. Whether or … Read more

Nintendo Game “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” Contains Queer References

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has finally been released on Nintendo Switch, and eagle-eyed fans have already spotted a small queer reference in the game. In a clip from the game posted to Twitter, a character called Merry gushes about her love of comics and romantic comedies and references a princess whose “true love” is another princess. “Romantic comedies! Ohmigosh, I didn’t know anybody else read those comics but me!” Merry says. “My favourite’s about the shred-tastic Princess of Rocketboarding and her true love, the Princess of Explosions! They search the world for each other, but HILARIOUS stuff always keeps them … Read more