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'Pikmin Short Movies' available on Nintendo eShop for $4.99, plus Pikmin 3 demo

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Pikmin Short Movies, a collection of animated shorts produced by Shigeru Miyamoto that are set in the Pikmin universe, is now available for purchase on the Nintendo eShop, Nintendo announced today.

The package contains three shorts: "The Night Juicer," "Treasures in a Bottle" and "Occupational Hazards." Pikmin Short Movies premiered last month at the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival. Nintendo is selling two separate versions for $4.99 each: Pikmin Short Movies 3D on Nintendo 3DS is viewable in stereoscopic 3D, while Pikmin Short Movies HD on Wii U is in high definition.

The download includes production footage that Miyamoto made using the Flipnote Studio app for Nintendo DSi. You can watch a trailer for Pikmin Short Movies below.

Nintendo also released a free demo for Pikmin 3 today. Players who try the demo can carry over their progress into the full game if they buy it. Pikmin 3 was released in North America on Wii U in August 2013.