Capybara’s Roguelike ‘Zelda’ release date has finally arrived

Below, the new action RPG from Capybara Games (Super Force of Time, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP) is available on PC and Xbox One on December 14. According to a representative of the developer, players should be able to download Below starting at 1 p.m. EST.

In Below, you play as a little warrior who investigates the caves and chambers of a mysterious island. Like the other roguelikes, Below is loaded with brutal fighting and death. Its environments are randomly generated. Unlike other roguelikes, Below is played from an unusual top-down perspective that eclipses the player character. There is a great emphasis on the vastness of the underground environments, inspiring an almost Lovecraftian sense of awe.

‘Below’ the long-awaited release date is approaching

Along with crafting food, torches, bandages, and supplies, players will need to keep their lanterns well-supplied with gems obtained from dead enemies, or else they’ll wander in the dark.

The plot of Below is a mystery so far, but here’s how Capybara Games describes it:

“Test your adventurous courage against the procedural subterranean labyrinths of the island. Explore a vast, interconnected underground world teeming with cunning creatures, deadly traps and a mysterious dark presence. Survive the perils of the Deep and unearth what lies within below … or die trying. Below embraces exploration and discovery – light the way ahead, find hidden passages, and unravel the deepest mysteries hidden in the dark your way. “

While players will have to start over each time they die, navigating newly randomized floors, Below also has a bonfire system similar to the Dark souls series, allowing rapid movement between floors.

While the chance to finally play Below is quite exciting, the game also features an original soundtrack by Jim Guthrie, who created the critically acclaimed sheet music for Super brothers.

While the emphasis is on the roguelike adventure, Below also includes a multiplayer mode.

Originally announced in 2013, Below The release was first scheduled for 2016, but was delayed as Capybara Games moved its resources to work on other versions.

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