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An anonymous source emailed Kotaku pictures of an unannounced, unreleased Luigi themed 2DS. Check out more pics on Kotaku.

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Via Wired
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In a statement to Wired, Nintendo commented on the seeming lack of restocking for some Amiibo characters, confirming that some 'less popular' figures will not se a second run of production:

We will aim for certain amiibo to always be available. These will be for our most popular characters like Mario and Link. Due to shelf space constraints, other figures likely will not return to the market once they have sold through their initial shipment.

If you want a character that isn't so popular, you might want to go out and get one now, otherwise you may find yourself forced to pay exorbitant prices on eBay.

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Nintendo released an official statement about the current state of amiibo.  In short, they're sorry they mucked it up, and they'll try to do better next time.  The statement follows in full below:

We appreciate the enthusiasm that our fans continue to show toward amiibo. Sales for the product have exceeded our expectations. We understand how frustrating it can be at times if consumers are unable to find certain figures, and we apologize for that.

We’re trying to meet the demands of our fans and consumers by increasing the amount of amiibo we manufacture and ship to retail. We may continue to see consumer demand outpace supply levels for certain characters at times, but we will do our best to prevent that from happening.

As our library of amiibo continues to grow, some figures will be easier to find than others. We are constantly looking for the opportunity to reissue amiibo and are already making plans to bring back some currently out-of-stock amiibo figures. Stay tuned for details.

Nintendo plans to make it easier for consumers to know when new amiibo are on the way, through Nintendo press announcements, timely updates on our social media channels and working closely with retailers.

We remain committed to keeping amiibo affordable and easy to access as a platform to enhance game-play experiences. These plans include Animal Crossing amiibo cards that will become available by the end of 2015, and a free-to-download app for Wii U called amiibo tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits that launched on April 30, 2015, that lets consumers enjoy playable scenes from certain NES and Super NES games with amiibo.

Via ABC News
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Nintendo has no plans to include same sex relationships in the North American release of Tomodachi Life and says they're just trying to make a "playful alternate world." In a statement, they said:

Nintendo never intended to make any form of social commentary with the launch of Tomodachi Life. The relationship options in the game represent a playful alternate world rather than a real-life simulation. We hope that all of our fans will see that Tomodachi Life was intended to be a whimsical and quirky game, and that we were absolutely not trying to provide social commentary.

The internet has responded with a call for #Miiquality, asking Nintendo to include same sex relationships. If you're interested, check out Miiquality on Twitter.

Update: Nintendo has issued an apology, saying changing the game now is just not feasible, but future Tomodachi games will see more inclusivity:

We apologize for disappointing many people by failing to include same-sex relationships in Tomodachi Life. Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to change this game's design, and such a significant development change can't be accomplished with a post-ship patch. At Nintendo, dedication has always meant going beyond the games to promote a sense of community, and to share a spirit of fun and joy. We are committed to advancing our longtime company values of fun and entertainment for everyone. We pledge that if we create a next installment in the Tomodachi series, we will strive to design a game-play experience from the ground up that is more inclusive, and better represents all players.