Capybara Games Announces Release of Below

Below, an atmospheric rouge-like from Capybara Games, is slated to be released summer 2016

So much happened at this year's Game Developer's Conference: awards were given, panels were attended, and lots of announcements were made   -- including an update on the much-anticipated release of Capybara Games' upcoming title, Below, which is officially coming out for Xbox One and PC this summer.

If you aren't familiar with Capybara, they're the studio that gave us indie hits such as Super Time Force and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP. Below deviates from these pixel art productions, opting for a more illustrative look, but keeps with the dark atmosphere similar to Sword & Sworcery. Speaking of similarities with S&S...musician Jim Guthrie is once again at the helm for sound.

Below is a rogue-like with permadeath that encourages exploration and immersive play, and is like a more mysterious, secret-filled Legend of Zelda. I got to play the game at PAX East 2014, and even in a convention center surrounded by thousands of people, Below managed to create a sense of isolation. 

In addition to the announcement of the game's impending release, Capybara also shared a new trailer for Below, which you can watch below!

Is this the first time you're hearing about the game? Does it look like something you'd play? Let us know in the comments!

Published Mar. 17th 2016
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  • Sterling_8808
    I need to know,
    What lies below ...

    For real though , get this game to me stay.
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
    I'm really excited for Below!
  • Kayle Simpson
    Featured Contributor
    Me too! S&S EP is my favorite game, and I'm friends with one of the programmers working on Below, so I'm super pumped!
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
    just be sure you are open about that if you ever talk about it outside of news. ;)

    You don't want GamerGate on your back...
  • Kayle Simpson
    Featured Contributor
    oh lol - by "friends" I mean that we follow each other on social media and chat there occasionally. I'm not gaining anything by talking about the game (I'm sure I don't need to say that, but better to have it in writing somewhere).

    Also- don't worry, I've already faced that dragon before. -__-
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
    they won't see it that way... Haha... And saying dragon is being nice, very nice! Haha

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