Nintendo Download for 2/22/2019: Try Pokemon: Let's Go before you buy

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More On: Nintendo Download Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! / Let's Go, Eevee! Trials Rising The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame

If you're like me, you might have seen the Pokemon: Let's Go games and thought to yourself "these just seem like watered down versions of Pokemon Yellow", and you're somewhat right. The games do feel easier than the original Gen 1 games, plus with the new catching mechanic that's pretty much Pokemon GO on the Switch, you might still be on the fence about picking it up. Luckily for you there's now a demo for Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee/Pikachu on the Nintendo Switch eShop.

According to the official website for Pokemon: Let's Go, the demos will let you explore Viridian Forest, battling trainers and catching Pokemon with a random partner, either Eevee or Pikachu. This will give you a taste of how catching Pokemon will work in the game, and since winning trainer battles normally gives you a few extra Pokeballs, you should have quite a few chances of catching something to help you get a feel for how it works. Thankfully Zubat and Onix doesn't spawn in Viridian Forest because...well, let's just say cave areas in the full game will give your arm a work out.

Read on for the official press release including info for Trials Rising, The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame, demo information for Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, plus some current eShop sales.

Nintendo Download: Try Pokémon Before You Buy!

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

The demo version of the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! games is available ...

The demo version of the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! games is available now in Nintendo eShop. (Graphic: Business Wire)

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – Demo Version – The demo version of the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! games is available now in Nintendo eShop. Have you visited the vibrant Kanto region on your Nintendo Switch system yet? Then play the free demo version and come see what the excitement is all about! (Note: The content of the demo version differs from the full versions of these games.)
    • Trials Rising Standard Edition – Explore over-the-top action and physics-bending motorcycle racing in the latest entry in the Trials franchise. With more than 125 new tracks, the Trials Rising Standard Edition game is easy to pick up and play, yet challenging to master. Test your friendships with the new Tandem mode that allows two players to control one bike, or create and share unique levels in Track Central with more than 8,000 items available. Trials Rising Standard Edition is available Feb. 26.
    • The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame – The alien monster invaders have left Bricksburg in ruins and taken Emmet’s friends. It is now up to Emmet and a host of heroic characters to go beyond their world and save their friends from the strange inhabitants of the Systar System. Journey into outer space, discover new worlds and test your Master Building skills. TheLEGO Movie 2 Videogame is available Feb. 26.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn – Demo Version – One ticked-off sorcerer just banished Kirby, warping the poor puffball to a yarn world in need of saving. The twist? Having a yarn body is epic! Kirby can transform into knitted wonders like tanks and flying saucers. Plus, his new ravel abilities mimic his classic copy abilities, adding something new to every stage of this action-adventure game! Full game available March 8.

Nintendo eShop sales:

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