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Animal Crossing: New Horizons represents the first LGBT characters

Animal Crossing: New Horizons represents the first LGBT characters

Animal Crossing: New Horizonsthe new chapter of Nintendo’s successful life simulator series, has just landed on Nintendo Switch with extraordinary success. The community of new and old players appreciated the many innovations introduced in this chapter along with the captivating graphics and the classic style of Animal Crossing.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is tinged with rainbow

The news continues to be discovered by the players day after day and one of them concerns the LGBT community finally represented, for the first time, in Animal Crossing. To give subtle but clear references, the characters of CJ and Merry, two villagers who can be encountered during the game. To be precise, CJ will be the nice beaver who will manage the fishing tournament that will periodically be held on your island and who will tell us about his partner interested in creating collectibles.

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Another time when mention is made of an LGBT couple is when chatting with the kitten Merry. The latter, talking to the resident, will ask him about his favorite comic genre and if she answers with “romantic comedy”, Merry she will tell us the story of the Rocketboarding princess and her belovedthe “Princess of Explosions”

i didn’t expect lesbians to even be referenced, so this was nice #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/pNi6w7qsbt

– baphomet (@ l0rdofcalamity) March 21, 2020

These are very subtle references but no less important to represent the LGBT community even in a video game like Animal Crossing and celebrate the value of diversity. However, it seems that both quotes are very different in the Japanese version of the game where, for example, CJ and his partner are described as “just friends”. A new function of great value for gender representation concerns the possibility of choose clothing and hair style regardless of the *** of our inhabitant.

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Although some of these choices have not been implemented in not so progressive Japanwe are however in the presence of a big step forward on the representation of gender in a game published by Nintendo.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now available on Nintendo Switch. If you want to find out more about the new colorful cap, we invite you to read our review.