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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