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Trials Rising stands apart in quiet Nintendo eShop update

February is ending with a real whimper

Trials Rising jump RedLynx, Ubisoft Kiev/Ubisoft

I’ll cut to the chase: Nintendo eShop is looking barren this week. There are a few indies that may sound familiar — Yume Nikki, anyone? — but otherwise, Nintendo’s only big sells are Ubisoft’s Trials Rising and a Pokémon: Let’s Go! demo.

Rising is the first Trials game to make it to a Nintendo console, an impressive feat for Ubisoft’s nearly 20-year-old multiplayer racing series. This is also the first new Trials game since 2014’s Trials Fusion, a game Polygon found to be a disappointing step backward. Hopefully, Trials Rising is a more successful return to form for hardcore fans of its physics-based biking.

Otherwise? Pokémon: Let’s Go! has an eShop demo now, three months after launch, should you be a very curious, very patient Pokémon newbie. (There’s also a demo for Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn out on 3DS eShop.) And that’s ... sort of it.

I’ll let you peruse for yourself below; perhaps you’ll find a hidden gem. Do share if so.

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