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The New Volcanic Mountain Eldfjall Has Arrived To Lonely Mountains: Downhill As DLC, Over 1.2 Million Units Sold

Down we go!

A new bit of DLC has arrived for Lonely Mountains: Downhill today. Players can see if the volcanic island of Eldfjall is enough challenge for them, just for $6. Along with that, an announcement on the game's install base across all platforms has been revealed. See full details in the press release below!

In celebration of Lonely Mountains: Downhill's first anniversary and reaching over one million players, Thunderful Publishing & Megagon Industries are thrilled to present the volcanic island of Eldfjall. The new mountain is available as downloadable content starting today, October 22nd, and players can explore the exciting new terrain on Steam®, Nintendo Switch™ and Xbox One for $5.99/€5.99*. The PlayStation®4 version is coming soon.

The DLC: Eldfjall Island comes complete with brand-new challenges for each of its four trails. Players will be able to unlock new outfits, paint jobs, and accessories, all while racing down the mountain as quickly as possible to climb up the leaderboards. Additionally, new special effects will make the journey even more intense than ever before with thunderstorms and an active volcano!

“We are excited to share our biggest and most versatile mountain so far!” says Jan Bubenik, developer at Megagon Industries.

Features

Four new trails with new challenges and resting spots
New special effects: Ride through a Thunderstorm and navigate alongside an erupting volcano
Satisfy your inner Viking and unlock unique outfits, helmets, and paint jobs
Upgrade your existing outfits with the new pro helmet
Complete your fashion style with new unlockable backpacks
Make your name famous on the leaderboards!

One year - One Million Players

Lonely Mountains: Downhill was initially released on October 23rd in 2019. During its first year, the game has had great success amongst players and the critiques; this has resulted in more than one million players (1,2 million as of September 2020) and winning awards like “Best Indie Game” at the German Developer Awards and “Best International Indie Game” at Poznan Game Arena.

“The way the game has been received during this past year has touched us more deeply than we anticipated. Not only was the number of positive reviews and loving feedback from the community overwhelming, but we know that for some riders, the Lonely Mountains were more than a just game”, says Daniel Helbig and Jan Bubenik, developers at Megagon Industries. “We’ve had players saying that the game brought them a place to retreat to during these challenging times the world has faced lately. It’s beautiful to see that our game has found its place in the heart of so many players.”

IGN Video - Lonely Mountains: Downhill Developers React to 27 Minute Speedrun

Down we go...

Lonely Mountains: Downhill is a game about riding a mountain biike...downhill. Spoiler alert: it's much harder than speedrunner hhEnso makes it look. So "ride" along with the folks from Megagon Industries -- Jan Bubenik (Co-Founder), Daniel Helbig (Co-Founder), and Noah Carev (2D&3D Artist) as they watch five years of their hard work get beaten in less than a half hour.

The New Volcanic Mountain of Eldfjall Coming to Lonely Mountains: Downhill DLC on October 22nd, 2020, Plus Daily Rides Content

Make sure you wear your helmet!

Lonely Mountains: Downhill is about to get a major boost with a wave of new content. The volcanic island of Eldfjall is coming next week, as is a new Daily Rides feature. Read up on all the new content below.

Thunderful Publishing & Megagon Industries are thrilled to announce that the volcanic island of Eldfjall will be available as downloadable content on October 22nd in Lonely Mountains: Downhill. Players can then explore the exciting new terrain on Steam®, Nintendo Switch™, Xbox One, and PlayStation®4 for $5.99/€5.99.

Eldfjall Island comes complete with brand-new challenges for each of its four trails. Players will be able to unlock new outfits, paint jobs, and accessories all while racing down the mountain as quickly as possible to climb up the leaderboards. Additionally, new special effects will make the journey even more intense than ever before with thunderstorms and an active volcano!
“We are excited to share our biggest and most versatile mountain so far!” Says Jan Budenik, developer at Megagon Industries.

Features

Four new trails with new challenges and resting spots
New special effects: Ride through a Thunderstorm and navigate alongside an erupting volcano
Satisfy your inner viking and unlock unique outfits, helmets, and paint jobs
Upgrade your existing outfits with the new pro helmet
Complete your fashion style with new unlockable backpacks
Make your name famous on the leaderboards!

Update and Upcoming Content
To celebrate a year of Lonely Mountains: Downhill, not only is the Eldfjall Mountain DLC coming next week, there will be a big free “Daily Rides” update to the main game too!

The Daily Rides update will now feature all-new seasonal challenges. Starting this October, each day a random trail awaits with new routes, obstacles and shortcuts. Earn points in the new Halloween daily scoring leaderboards, rise up the season rankings and earn spooky themed rewards.

Join the first season now, if you dare!

New details shared on Lonely Mountains: Downhill's upcoming DLC

Not so lonely anymore

Thunderful Publishing & Megagon Industries are thrilled to announce that Lonely Mountains: Downhill is receiving a brand new mountain featuring the fictional volcanic island of Eldfjall. Arriving later this year as downloadable content, players will have the opportunity to explore the exciting new terrain on Steam, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

Eldfjall Island is the game’s largest mountain to date, and comes complete with brand-new challenges for each of its four trails. Players will be able to unlock new outfits, paint jobs, and accessories all while racing down the mountain as quickly as possible to climb up the leaderboards. Additionally, new special effects will make the journey even more intense than ever before with thunderstorms and an active volcano!

“We are very excited to introduce Eldfjall Island, a completely new, yet undiscovered Lonely Mountain. It is a unique world of its own - the largest and most versatile mountain we have ever built. We have put all our knowledge and experience into it since the initial release of the main game Lonely Mountains: Downhill. For the players Eldfjall Island brings a completely new gaming experience and an adventurous ride along its mossy fields, windy cliffs, and fiery magma streams...” - Jan Bubenik and Daniel Helbig, Megagon Industries.

We also have a free feature update coming later this year to Lonely Mountains: Downhill. Introducing Daily Rides where players will compete cross-platform for the top spot on the daily leaderboard. Each day a trail will be selected randomly with new obstacles and shortcuts. The daily challenges will take place in a 3 to 8 week season where you can unlock new and unique rewards for participating and be among the top players at the end of a season.

Features

4 new trails with new challenges and resting spots
New special effects: Ride through a Thunderstorm and navigate alongside an erupting volcano
Satisfy your inner Viking and unlock unique outfits, helmets, and paint jobs
Upgrade your existing outfits with the new pro helmet
Complete your fashion style with new unlockable backpacks
Make your name famous on the leaderboards!

Lonely Mountains: Downhill "Eldfjall Island" DLC revealed

You'll definitely want your helmet for this one

A new bit of DLC is on the way to Lonely Mountains: Downhill. Revealed in the trailer above, players will soon be able to run through the Eldfjall Island course, which is sure to be your toughest challenge yet. Watch the video to see just what's in store when you pick up the DLC.

Famitsu review scores for May 27th, 2020

Another week of Famitsu review scores has been released, this time taking a look at 4 titles that are all available for Nintendo Switch. Check out how these games did with the publication's scores below.

Lonely Mountains: Downhill (Switch) – 8/9/8/8 [33/40]
Miden Tower (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – 7/7/7/7 [28/40]
Niffelheim (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – 7/7/7/7 [28/40]
Slayin’ 2 (Switch) – 7/8/7/8 [30/40]

Lonely Mountains: Downhill is an Award-Winning Hit, Accolades Trailer Released

A downhill delight

Thunderful Publishing and Megagon Industries are taking this special moment to be just a little bit super braggadocious! Lonely Mountains: Downhill is a hit! Woohoo!! Our award-winning mountain biking game has released to critical acclaim and is thrilling well over eight hundred thousand riders across all platforms.

Named as one of Game Informer’s best games of 2019, Eurogamer’s “Five of the Best of 2019”, and ranked in Polygon’s Top 50 of 2019 we’ve reached a score of 87% on Metacritic.

Lonely Mountains: Downhill is now available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam for $19.99. Now is the perfect time to jump on your bike, head out into nature, and start finding your own path downhill.

Lonely Mountains: Downhill - more gameplay


Just you and your bike - take it on a thrilling ride down an unspoiled mountain landscape. Make your way through thick forests, narrow trails and wild rivers. Race, jump, slide and try not to crash - all the way from the peak to the valley!

Check out the Lonely Mountains: Downhill developer live-stream to celebrate the game's launch on Switch

Not all that lonely!

Lonely Mountains: Downhill is now available on Switch, and some of the dev team has come together to celebrate the launch with a special live-stream. You can check out the full recording of that event above.

Lonely Mountains: Downhill Now Available on Switch

It's all downhill from here

Thunderful Publishing and Megagon Industries are happy to announce today’s launch of the award-winning Lonely Mountains: Downhill on Nintendo Switch. The game is available digitally and can be downloaded from the Nintendo Switch eShop for $19.99. Lonely Mountains: Downhill was featured by press in multiple “Best Games of 2019” lists, winner of the ‘Innovation & Technology Award’ at the German Video Game Awards and was nominated for ‘Excellence in Design’ at the 2020 IGF Awards.

Ride any way you like – reckless and fast or careful and slow - and feel the thrill while progressing downhill. Lonely Mountains: Downhill is a mountain biking game where it’s just you and your bike with the objective of successfully getting downhill. There are challenges to complete which unlock new trails, mountains and customization options, and leaderboards for those who want to master the mountainous terrain and reach the base with the fastest time possible. Players can also take their time and explore the mountains to find hidden rest areas.

Lonely Mountains: Downhill features sixteen trails to master located across four different mountains. There are five additional bikes available which can be fully customized to fit the player’s personality. 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. Get ready for the most relaxing or intense ride of your life – the mountain is yours to conquer.

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