Nintendo Switch eShop Update Lets You Try Pokemon Before You Buy

We've arrived at another Thursday, which means that Nintendo has detailed the Switch eShop releases for the week ahead. This time around, one of the bigger releases is actually a demo of Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee. If you're a Pokemon fan who has been wondering if Pokemon Let's Go is something you'll enjoy, now's your chance to find out.

It's a valid question, too. Though Pokemon Let's Go is a remake of Pokemon Yellow, it makes a few fairly significant departures from the mainline series' formula. Gone are the battles with wild Pokemon, and in its place is a new encounter mechanic that not only shows Pokemon on the overworld map, but also emulates Pokemon GO when it comes to actually catching the Pokemon you meet.

Nintendo notes that the demo drops players in Viridian Forest with a random starter (either Pikachu or Eevee) to battle trainers and catch wild Pokemon. The company also notes that the content in the demo differs slightly from content in the full game, though what that means is up in the air. In any case, have a look at the rest of the titles that are heading to the eShop this week:

Nintendo Switch

• Alchemic Dungeons DX

• Almost There: The Platformer

• Aragami: Shadow Edition

• Arcade Archives FRONT LINE

• Awesome Pea – Demo Version

• Car Mechanic Simulator

• Caterpillar Royale

• Daggerhood (available February 22)

• Devil Engine

• Dungeon Stars


• Hell Warders

• I wanna fly

• Mindball Play

• My Arctic Farm 2018

• Pizza Parking

• Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee – Demo Version

• QUBE 2

• Quest for the Golden Duck (available February 22)

• Rad Rodgers Radical Edition (available February 26)

• Raining Coins

• RemiLore (available February 26)

• Rotating Brave

• SKYHILL (available February 26)

• Surfingers

• The Golf

• The Journey Down Trilogy

• The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame (available February 26)

• The Lost Light of Sisu (available February 27)

• Trials Rising Standard Edition (available February 26)

• Tyr: Chains of Valhalla

• Warplanes: WW2 Dogfight

• X-Morph: Defense


While it's a pretty quiet week for the Nintendo 3DS, the handheld is getting a demo for Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, an enhanced port of Kirby's Epic Yarn for the Wii. People seemed to really enjoy Kirby's Epic Yarn when it first launched back in 2010, but if you're put off by the fact that it's quite a bit different from previous Kirby games, this is an opportunity to try it out before the full game releases on March 8.