Announced In 2013 And Later Delayed Indefinitely, Xbox One And PC's "Below" Is Finally Coming Out

The long-awaited roguelike is finally (almost) here.

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Now Playing: 9 Minutes of Below Gameplay - PAX 2015

Below, the tough roguelike from Capybara Games, is finally--yes, really this time--coming out. The indie title for Xbox One and PC will launch on December 14, the studio confirmed today.

It has been a very long road to release, as Capybara originally announced Below all the way back in 2013. In 2016, Capybara delayed the game indefinitely. Speaking to GI.biz, Capybara boss Nathan Vella said it was probably a mistake to announce Below so early.

"We're definitely not going to announce things too early [in future], that's for sure," he said. "That's the No.1 learning. We know a lot more about when games are ready to be discussed. In the five years since we announced, we've learned a lot and that's a big chunk of our experience."

Below is a rougelike dungeon crawler where players wash ashore on a mysterious island, and the only place to go is into a cave. Then you delve deeper and deeper in the mysterious "below."

You can watch the launch trailer for Below above. In addition to that, you can check out nine minutes of gameplay in the embed at the top of the page.

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SCImonTemplar

I'm curious as to why there is no listing anywhere on the Xbox store website, or in the Xbox store itself for this game.

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Thanatos2k

Did this have to be a Roguelike?

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swillermann

Game of the year!? tell kneighley before tomorrow. Really looking forward to this. Subscribing to gamepass tomorrow!

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Game_Cross

Steam.....please.

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s0ldier69

Never understood the hype or fascination with this game. Game play is so small and hard to see for one and it looks very basic and simple. Idk. I'm guessing Gamespot will rate this a 5 or 6.

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kdb__1981

@s0ldier69: People always want things there told they cant not have (no release date in this case) and often regret it once they finally get the thing they have wanted for so long.

As often as not there is a reason something is hidden away or forbidden be it a game or any other thing you want but are told you can not have!