Animal Crossing: New Horizons represents the first LGBT characters

Animal Crossing: New Horizonsthe new chapter in Nintendo's successful life simulator series, has just landed on Nintendo Switch with extraordinary success. The community of new and returning players alike enjoyed the many innovations introduced in this chapter as well as the captivating graphics and classic style of Animal crossing.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons gets a rainbow hue

The news continues to be discovered by 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 happy, two villagers that you can meet during the game. To be precise, J.C. will be the friendly beaver who will lead the fishing tournament that will be held periodically on your island and who will tell us his partner interested in creating collectibles.

Another time an LGBT couple is mentioned is during the conversation with the kitten Happy. The latter, speaking to the resident, will ask her questions about her favorite comedy genre and if she answers with “romantic comedy”, Merry will tell us. the story of Princess Rocketboarding and her belovedthe “explosion princess”

I didn't even expect lesbians to be referenced, so that 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 the two 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 the representation of gender concerns the possibility of choose clothes and hairstyle whatever the *** of our resident.

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Although some of these choices were not implemented in a not-so-progressive JapanHowever, we are in the presence of a great advance in the representation of gender in a game published by Nintendo.

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

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