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US Nintendo eShop update: Tomodachi Life, 1001 Spikes

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap hits Wii U

Surreal slice-of-life simulator Tomodachi Life headlines this week's Nintendo eShop update in the US, taking Nintendo's Mii-centric series outside of Japan for the first time.

Acclaimed GBA adventure The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap arrives on Wii U, giving a new generation of Zelda fans the chance to shrink down and explore the Minish Kingdom.

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Platforming experts can test their mettle with 1001 Spikes on 3DS and Wii U.

Here's the full list from Nintendo:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Tomodachi Life - What happens when friends, family and celebrities become Mii characters and live on an island?Tomodachi Life, that's what! Give Mii characters items, voices and personalities, then watch as they rap, rock, eat donuts, play sports, dress like dinosaurs, ride a roller coaster, walk a fashion show runway and dream about being a snail. Wait...what?! In Tomodachi Life, Mii characters hang out, play concerts, engage in rap battles and even partake in cool games like Tomodachi Quest, a mini-RPG adventure. Expect the unexpected - Tomodachi Life will be available on June 6.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

1001 Spikes - Discover the lost treasures of Ukampa in South America as Aban Hawkins goes to look for his estranged father, world-famous archaeologist Jim Hawkins. Devious traps and cleverly designed levels ensure a variety of challenges that will test the limits of your skills, reflexes and patience. One adventurer. 1001 Lives. Can you do it?1001 Spikes is now available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 - Choose your Dragon Racer, soar through clouds and explore new unmapped territories. Discover hidden locations, unlock mysterious Dragon Riders and join in epic races across the beautiful yet treacherous Island of Berk. The How to Train Your Dragon 2 game will be available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS on June 10.

Virtual Console on Wii U

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap - The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap plays a pivotal part in the Four Swords storyline of The Legend of Zelda series, and is the first and only game in which Link explores the land of the Minish - a tiny, mysterious kingdom on the surface of Hyrule. That makes this unique entry in The Legend of Zelda series a must-play for new and old fans alike. Inventive items like the Mole Mitts and Gust Jar give Link powers he'll need to use wisely if he wants to save the puzzling world of Hyrule and the miniature land of the Minish. When there's a princess to save, a bad guy to beat and you're THIS small, the stakes could not be higher.

Wii U System Update

Don't forget to update your Wii U system - Don't miss out on some great enhancements to your Wii U experience, including a Quick Start menu that lets you view and select your 10 most recently used games and apps right as your Wii U system starts up. For more information about the update, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu/system-update.

Nintendo eShop Sales

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars - For a limited time, Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars is available at the discounted price of $29.99 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Select downloadable content from the game is also available at a discounted price. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on June 9.
Just Dance Game Sale - For a limited time, save 50 percent on select Just Dance games in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U, including Just Dance 2014. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on June 9.
Bit Boy!! ARCADE - Help Kubi and Bernd through this action-focused time-traveling adventure. Starting today through 9 a.m. PT on June 26, Bit Boy!! ARCADE is 40 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
Treva Entertainment Game Sale - For a limited time, Treva Entertainment is discounting select games in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, including Riding Stables 3D and Riding Stables 3D: Jumping For the Team. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on June 25.

Also new this week

Color Zen (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Chubbins (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
I've Got to Run! (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

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