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Photos from the Smash Bros. Wii U, amiibo and Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire launch event at Nintendo World

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, fans wait in line at Nintendo World in New York on Nov. 20, 2014, to be among the first in the U.S. to purchase Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, amiibo figures as well as Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Victor M. of New York, NY, is the first consumer to purchase Pokémon Alpha Sapphire for Nintendo 3DS at the launch celebration at Nintendo World in New York on Nov. 20, 2014. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire launched in the U.S. on Nov. 21, 2014.

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Jose G. of Brooklyn, NY, is the first consumer to purchase amiibo figures at the launch celebration at Nintendo World in New York on Nov. 20, 2014. The figures launched in the U.S. on Nov. 21, 2014.

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Jose G. of Brooklyn, NY, (left) and Marcus L., of Bronx, NY, are among the first consumers to purchase amiibo figures and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U at the launch celebration at Nintendo World in New York on Nov. 20, 2014. Both launched in the U.S. on Nov. 21, 2014.

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Elle M. (left) from Flushing, NY, Julia D., from Brooklyn, NY, and Erich M., from Brooklyn, NY, play the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U video game at the Nintendo World store launch event in New York on Nov. 20, 2014.

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Suda51 says Nintendo was supportive of No More Heroes, would like to revisit the series

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This month’s issue of EDGE contains a feature on No More Heroes. Of course, the article wouldn’t be complete without an interview with director Goichi Suda – otherwise known as Suda51.

Suda51 talked about a number of topics while speaking with EDGE. Some of his responses are more notable of others, such as him stating that Nintendo was supportive of the franchise despite its mature nature:

They were very supportive, especially Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe. In Japan and also in Europe, we released a lighter version, where the heads don’t fly like they do in the American version. The mature content was only in the American version.

Elsewhere in the interview, Suda51 mentioned that he’d eventually like to return to the No More Heroes series:

No More Heroes was a smash hit as far as we were concerned, and I wanted to return to it and to make it a series over which we would take great care. I often get asked to make a third game. Right now we’re busy with Let It Die, but Travis is a character we could even return to in ten years’ time. When the timing is right, I’d like to do so.

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Bill Trinen on the amiibo name

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Nintendo’s Bill Trinen recently spoke about the amiibo name while talking with TIME. Sadly, the exact origins are unknown.

Trinen told TIME that “amiibo” started in Japan. The “amii” part is associated with the sentiment of a friend in Japan, though the name as a whole seems to be a slight mystery.

Trinen said:

They came up with the name in Japan, and the ‘amii’ portion comes from a little something in Japanese that conveys the sentiment of friend, of playing with your friend. That’s what they’re really trying to convey with it. I think for us it sounds a little like amigo. That’s not the origin of the name, but it conveys the intent.

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Latest Miiverse update now live

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Nintendo put out a new update for Miiverse earlier today. It brings about the promised functionality of allowing visitors to view profiles without having to sign in on PC/smartphone, and the list of connections on the User Page now shows each user’s favorite post.

Below are the full update notes from Miiverse’s Marty: