Animal Crossing series

  • Developer: Nintendo Marvelous AQL
  • Publisher: Marvelous Natsume Marvelous USA Rising Star Games Nintendo of Europe Nintendo Australia
  • Year: 2001 – 2016
  • Genre: Simulation
  • Platform/s: Various (Nintendo)

The character creation system in more recent titles of the Animal Crossing series does not restrict features and clothing to the gender binary, although it does require a gender selection. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is the first game in the series that also allows the option of varied skin tones.

The gender of Grace and Roland in Animal Crossing: New Leaf was changed in localisation, with the English version renaming Roland 'Saharah'. Both characters are quite effeminate, so the localisation opted to alter their gender so that it could not be inferred that they are gay.