Fire Emblem: Three Houses will feature same-sex romance options for certain characters

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    The latest Fire Emblem game is almost here, as fans only need to wait more two weeks until the game's launch, on July 26th. Spoilers and information are beginning to spread, as people get their hands on review copies or find retailers that break street date. Series fans will know that Supports are a major part of previous Fire Emblem games, with more modern entries fully allowing you to play matchmaker with every member of your army. This new Fire Emblem title will have that same feature, though with a rather significant addition; Nintendo has confirmed that Fire Emblem: Three Houses will allow your player character to romance certain other party members, particularly of the same sex. This isn't the first time that the series has allowed for same-sex romance options--Fire Emblem: Fates gave players two party members that you could romance, regardless of your player character's gender. Not every unit will be compatible, but an initial list of some of those specific characters can be found in the source link, below.

    Considering the reception and popularity of a well-known Fire Emblem: Fates romhack, hosted on this very site, this choice could be a very welcome and long-awaited one.

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  1. Sonic Angel Knight

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    WHAT!? and it's not a fan hack or mod or anything? :blink:
     
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  3. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Why is this sad? This is like Nintendo breaking the 5th wall or something else that seem impossible for them... like Banjo Kazooie in smash bros ultimate. Nintendo is laughing at the words "IMPOSSIBLE" :creep:
     
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  4. Viri

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    I never liked romance options and children in Fire Emblem games period. I liked the remake of Fire Emblem 2 more than the other 2 3DS games.
     
  5. Xzi

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    No reason not to include it as an option, but I'm sure plenty of people will still act like it's something being forced on them.
     
  6. kikongokiller

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    I've never really been one for romancing/supports in FE, but this is a nice touch for those that are interested and want to be properly immersed.

    Inb4 "shoving politics down our throats hur dur"
     
  7. WD_GASTER2

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    cool. We in the west can pretend its 2014 :P.
    Didnt the japanese release of conquest/birthright feature this already?
    what a non-feature. XD

    seriously though: good on them for being brave and releasing a game in their original format for the western audience.
     
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    your mom lol
    If Nintendo can allow gay shit in their games, then they have no excuse to not release Mother 3 (y'know magypsies)
     
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  9. Queen of SoS

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    I’m happy that they included it again. From what the report says it’s only one male that can be wooed will playing as a male while the female protagonist have like 5 potential females that can be wooed. I hope that isn’t true since it’s kinda unfair but oh well. If anything I’m pretty sure somebody will mod more relationships into the game again.
     
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    This feels so late in relation to what a lot of the fanbase has wanted but, eh... better late than never, I guess.
     
  11. Missingphy

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    What’s next, Mario and Luigi?
     
  12. WD_GASTER2

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    did this bother you this much back in 2014? Like mentioned prior this has been around for a while in the original japanese releases of the game.
     
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    Cue people screeching about literally nothing that hasn't already existed before.

    and has literally no bearing on anything you do in the game.
     
  14. Queen of SoS

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    Exactly this is not even about to ruin the gameplay. Fates had it and so did a few other fire emblem games. And this is without anybody having to mod the game.
     
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  16. Memoir

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    As long as it's not explicitly forced, there's no real issue. I know it sounds awful, but yeah..
     
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    What about the gameplay though?
     
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  19. eriol33

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    gay romance or not, fire emblem is now a weaboo game for me. pairing system is fun, but it's not fun if it's the core of the system, like everyone is obsessed about romancing character A vs character B etc, and the narrative quality has dropped significantly. I prefer the old school FE (GC/Wii/GBA).

    when I played and finished awakening I was like... WTF?

    (I am a bisexual, so I enjoy this stuff, but I prefer a good narrative and story instead of love simulation game guised as a SRPG)
     
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  20. Garro

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    After Leon in FE:Echoes this isn't a huge surprise. Never been a fan of romancing in FE (Although I enjoy it from a character development perspective) but its nice to see Nintendo finally joining 2015.

    I kinda like how only certain characters can be dated, feels more real than when games do the "everyone's bisexual cast".
     
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  21. Sonic Angel Knight

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    That's called incest. Completely different. :blink:

    To be honest, i never had interest in fire emblem games, I never bought one (Besides fire emblem warriors for obvious reasons) I'm not interested in the stories it tells seeming too much about political power and nations and countries and stuff. I prefer if it was more like shining force where it was just a group of heroes trying to take down a evil monster. It seems basic and also nothing special, but I guess these games is more about the characters and their development and interactions than the story it tries to tell. :ninja:
     
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  22. WD_GASTER2

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    you all know you guys can choose which character to romance right? its not like Miyamoto is gonna come down to your house and hold your nintendo switches hostage until you choose to tell an NPC of the same sex you love them. LOL
     
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