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

Capybara Games Announces Release of Below

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

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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!

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