One game I have probably spent far too much time on this generation is RageSquid’s Descenders. The mountain biking game is something I keep going back to when I either don’t know what to play or just want to chill out. Up till now, it hasn’t really had any competition in the (rather specific) mountain biking genre. That’s all about to change thanks to Lonely Mountains: Downhill from Megagon Industries. This new take on biking takes a lightly different approach than Descenders. While that game uses procedurally generated tracks, Lonely Mountains: Downhill features curated tracks as well as a different point of view.
We’ve known for a while now that the game would be coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one but we finally know when that will be. Lonely Mountains: Downhill will launch on 23rd October. To celebrate this news, Megagon Industries has released a new trailer that you can check out below along with the official description of the game –
The Lonely Mountains are waiting for you! Explore rocky mountain slopes with your bike, jump over sandy gorges or find your way through the foggy forests. Each Lonely Mountain awaits you with new challenges! Sprint, jump and slide to find your own way to the finish line. Explore the detailed mountain worlds or face the ticking clock – with every success you unlock new bikes, paintwork and outfits piece by piece. Train your skills day and night, improve your place on the leaderboards and ultimately compete with the best riders in the world in the risky Free Ride mode.
The game certainly looks a blast and different enough to anything else around at the moment to set itself apart. Here’s hoping Lonely Mountains: Downhill finds an audience. And with it launching day one on Xbox Game Pass there’s no reason it shouldn’t. Of course, it’s not the only game coming to Xbox Game Pass in October. You can check out the other games confirmed to be coming to the subscription service this month, here.