August 19, 2016

Arrival Delayed: Below

Below was originally planned for release this summer (i.e., the right now times), but its status has been updated to "Release Date TBD". Developer Capybara has assured its fans that the game is still coming along, but that it's not quite ready for public consumption. The game is planned for release on PC via Steam and Xbox One via XBLA

Capybara is known for their stylistic adventure title Sword & Sworcery and over-the-top actioner Super Time Force, and their latest project, Below, is an atmospheric roguelike with a deep focus on exploration. You play a lone character who heads out into a dangerous world with a sword and shield to battle his way deeper and deeper into the unknown. While you will be able to acquire new weapons, you will be very limited in what you can carry, which forces players to learn the combat system in order to survive. The game features realtime combat and random environments, and it is meant to be very challenging. Death will come frequently, and is permanent per roguelike standards, but you will learn more about how to survive on your future runs and go even deeper. The game is built primarily around single-screen dungeons where your player character is very small and surrounded by darkness. The talented Jim Guthrie (Sword & Sworcery, Indie Game: The Movie) returns to compose the music for the game.


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