Below was initially teased close to the original Xbox One's reveal, and since then has been delayed numerous times. Recently, the developer said that it expected to launch the title in 2018. However, we haven't had a chance to see the most recent build of the game in action. It's unclear if Capybara Games will release it before December.
However, there is evidence that the team is making significant progress on the title. Today, Below was rated "M" by the Australian Classifications agency. The game contains violence so that's why it was given that rating. Usually when games are rated, they're announced or released shortly after. Hopefully that'll be the case with Below because we've been waiting for way too long for this game. I've even had dreams about playing it.
The 25 minutes of Xbox One X footage showcased above is gorgeous to say the least, and reveals new details about the title. We get a good look at the inventory and loot systems. There are also a lot of other complex mechanics in place like crafting and cooking which help you become stronger.
Below is a top-down roguelike which focuses on exploration and melee combat. You're tasked with exploring a network of underground areas as you acquire better gear. However, death is permanent and once you're killed, you have to start the game from the beginning. The more you play, the more you learn, and can hopefully complete the game on your next attempt.
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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
For our US audience, the Australian "M" rating is analogous to the ESRB's "T" rating.
Just release the game already! Lol
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