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Long-awaited 'Below' gets gorgeous Xbox One X footage

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 until now.

Capybara Games showcased extended gameplay footage at PAX East 2018 a few days ago. Below runs at 4K 60 FPS on Xbox One X so it looks as sharp and smooth as ever on Microsoft's new console.

The 25 minutes of Xbox One X footage is gorgeous to say the least, but reveals new details about the game. For example, 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 and survive for longer. Lastly, instead of simply exploring a cave like the initial reveal, it's apparent that there are many different environments to traverse.

Below is a top-down roguelike game 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. The game is an Xbox One console exclusive also in development for PC.

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8 Comments
  • Why is everything so small? I have an almost 6 in phone screen and I can't tell what the heck is going on. It would be nice if the environment / characters were bigger
  • I imagine it's meant to be played on much larger displays but I see your point. Going to have to sit way closer to the TV than usual for this one.
  • I have been to ID@Xbox.. this game is not scoped too small at all and don't watch it on a phone! The game shows off its beauty, artistic structures and size and scale that way. it even has mid to very close-up parts too. Depending on the enemy, color and light, combat and other important things, the screen will zoom in enough to see what u are doing.
  • Well look at you two trying to insult my intelligence. I, like many people, do their video consumption by way of phone because I'm not sitting in front of a computer or TV all day. And in most if not all cases I can clearly see what's going on and all other video game trailers / game footage. And almost 6 inch screen is plenty enough of a size to view video game footage. But what has been presented for this game is on such a small scale and it's hard to distinguish what's going on. That's my point. Another game, by the name of oxen free has the same problem. And by the way, it's available for phones and tablets. But everything is so zoomed out that it's really hard for me to enjoy the game. And I have seen footage of Below on a TV and still feel that it's too zoomed out. . That's my opinion. You have yours and I have mine
  • Awesome!
    Just like the classic games of old where you had only one life and no continues i.e Wonder boy in Monster land. Where dying was meant to be a sobering and frustrating experience, however i hope it has save points lol. Don't have the time to play through the game in one sitting these days.
  • Awesome!
    Just like the classic games of old where you had only one life and no continues i.e Wonder boy in Monster land. Where dying was meant to be a sobering and frustrating experience, however i hope it has save points lol. Don't have the time to play through the game in one sitting these days.
  • I can't wait for this game. Capybara's previous effort, Super Time Force, is one of the greatest 2D side-scrollers of all time.
  • I'll have to give this a go when it finally gets released....