Nintendo’s life-sim, Tomodachi Life, has been given a release date.
In a special edition of Nintendo Direct released today, the publisher has said that the game will be released on June 6th in North America and Europe; Japanese players have been enjoying it for close to a year now on 3DS, though the game hasn’t been without controversy. Upon its initial release, many players were overjoyed that they could engage in same-sex relationships; unfortunately, the feature was later removed by the publisher in a patch, with one user stating that a spokesperson had dubbed gay people “strange” after they inquired about the move.
Tomodachi Life is, essentially, Nintendo’s take on The Sims. Players get to befriend each other and strike up relationships, and other players’ Miis will inhabit your world. While the series has amassed over 5.5m units sold in its native Japan, this marks the first time that it has been released in the west.
Nintendo promises that the game will deliver a “wild and hilarious island where there is something new to discover every time you check in. The real emotional connection you already share with your characters will keep you glued to the drama, intrigue and hilarity that ensues as everyone goes about their extraordinary daily lives, evolving and interacting in unpredictable and often uproarious ways.”
We’ll find out for ourselves if that’s true when the game releases this Summer.