April 16, 2024

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‘Lonely Mountains: Downhill’ demo out now on Nintendo Switch

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Thunderful Publishing & Megagon Industries are happy to reveal that a new demo is available today on Nintendo Switch™ for their indie hit Lonely Mountains: Downhill. Nintendo fans that have been wanting to give Megagon Industries’ critically acclaimed and fan-favourite arcade mountain biking game a try, can do so now for free. To celebrate the release of the demo, Lonely Mountains: Downhill and the Eldfjall Island DLC are available with limited time discounts on the Nintendo eShop.

This demo offers an impression of the full Lonely Mountains: Downhill experience, opening up the first trail of the Sierra Rivera mountain. Armed with the all-rounder Grasshopper bike, learn the mountain trail in the explorer mode and then have a go at two challenges that will test your skills. Once you think you’ve mastered this treacherous trail, compete for the best times around the globe with the integrated online leaderboards. With tons of daring shortcuts and opportunities for frenzied sprints, perfecting your run will give you hours of discovery and fun. Lonely Mountains: Downhill is also on a limited time discount for Nintendo Switch™, with a 33% price reduction on the main game and 10% off the Eldfjall Island DLC too, so there’s never been a better time to grab your low poly bike and careen down a majestic mountain trail!

“We want as many people as possible to give Lonely Mountains: Downhill a chance, so we decided to completely lower the barrier of entry and create a demo,” said Tyrone Walcott, Product Manager at Thunderful Publishing. “The game offers players an immersive low-poly impression of the great outdoors, at a time when many do not have the opportunity to experience it. We hope all Nintendo Switch™ owners yearning to feel at one with nature give the demo a try.”

For any players wanting even more (virtual) outdoor biking action, the Eldfjall Island DLC comes complete with brand-new challenges for each of its four trails. Players will be able to unlock new outfits, paint jobs, and accessories. You can either take your time enjoying the scenery or race down the mountain as quickly as possible to climb up the leaderboards. Additionally, new weather and environmental effects will make the journey even more intense than ever before with thunderstorms and an active volcano!

For the ultimate in high score chasing action, Lonely Mountains: Downhill has Daily Rides, a free seasonal update that offers fresh gear to unlock. Daily Rides Season 5 is running right now, with a dapper Vintage Vibes theme. Players wanting to wear something fancy while riding on precarious mountain trails will be pleased to see all the elegant outfits and accessories that they can unlock by completing Season 5’s trials:

  • Show off your confidence with a bow-tie.
  • Channel your inner masterchef with an apron.
  • Put on a pair of suspenders if you’re feeling eccentric.
  • Choose a classy look by wearing a tailored vintage suit.
  • To complete each look unlock the Vintage paint job which is available for all six bikes.

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Lonely Mountains: Downhill was initially released on October 23rd in 2019. During its first year, the game has been a hit amongst players and critics alike; resulting in more than one million players (1.2 million as of September 2020). The game won awards such as “Best Indie Game” at the German Developer Awards and “Best International Indie Game” at Poznan Game Arena.

Lonely Mountains: Downhill and the Eldfjall Island DLC are both available now for Nintendo Switch™, Xbox One, PlayStation®4 and PC (Steam®). A free demo for Lonely Mountains: Downhill is available on Steam® and the Nintendo eShop, so if you are on the fence, download it and head down the first trail of the Sierra Rivera mountain.

For more information about Lonely Mountains: Downhill please visit the official website: https://lonelymountains.com/