Did we miss a memo? Is this the week for developers to stealth release their games, seemingly out of nowhere? First there was Outlast: Bundle Of Terror and now here's 22Cans' The Trail: Frontier Challenge, right there on the eShop without warning or fanfare.

The latest game from the indie studio set up veteran developer Peter Molyneux (he of Fable and Black & White fame) is as strange as you might expect, and see's you rambling from one camp to another, trading items, interacting with other travellers and more on a sedate journey to Eden Falls. Here's the official synopsis:

"Join pioneers from across land and sea in an epic journey across an undiscovered country! Walk down the single track path of destiny at a calm and measured pace! Get out there and make your mark upon the world, adventurer! And you are not alone in your travels! Every person you meet on The Trail is another player who will trade with you at campfires located along the way. Walk down the single track path of destiny at a calm and measured pace! Get out there and make your mark upon the world, adventurer!"

There are different professions to undertake, skill trees to customise and all sorts of rural landscapes to explore and conquer. It's also a port of the PC version, hence the added 'Frontier Challenge' subtitle.

What do you guys make of 22Cans' latest oddball offering? Is Molyneux finally getting his mojo back or is another curio too far? Comments, comments, comments...

[via youtube.com]