If you were one of the many disappointed with the gay marriage options in Fire Emblem: Three Houses for Nintendo Switch, then modders might have a new hack that you’ll find helpful.
The Fire Emblem series has always had a heavy focus on relationships and building up friendships and the latest chapter in the series was a bit of a letdown for those looking for same-sex love options. Fortunately, some modders have managed to find a workaround that will let players marry whoever they want.
Unfortunately, the process is a bit convoluted, but if you’re interested in learning more about it, the hack was shared over on GBAtemp, right here. Basically, the hack is made possible by editing your save file at a specific moment to have it register your character as the opposite sex. Once you have chosen who you want to marry, you then continue through the process and edit the save file afterward to show your original character gender choice.
It’s a bit of a workaround that takes some time to make happen, but until Nintendo releases some official kind of change to the game, or a better mod is created, this is the only real option available for those looking to expand their same-sex marriage options. Aside from the overall lack of same-sex marriages, Fire Emblem: Three Houses was quite a good game.
In my original review for Three Houses, I wrote “Fire Emblem: Three Houses takes the signature turn-based combat of the Fire Emblem series and twists it into something new. While the game holds fast to the features that players love, it adds some nice new mechanics that help to make your strategic options feel deeper and each turn feels important as you strive to be the best instructor you can be at the Officer’s Academy. While the game doesn’t bring back the beloved weapon triangle, the new Attack Speed feature offers a nice strategic piece for players to master.”
It's cool to see people finding ways to bring fans of the series more of what they want. Hopefully, we’ll see Nintendo following suit down the road and giving fans of the newest Fire Emblem chapter an official update with more marriage options.
Props to Polygon for bringing this to our attention.