Below has slipped into the darkness – Swords & Sworcery devs’ next game is now releasing in 2016


Below, the abstract roguelike from the developers of Swords & Sworcery, has slipped into 2016. Microsoft said at Gamescom 2014 that Below was set to be released in 2015, but the goalpost has been moved to next year, which is admittedly only a few weeks away at this point.

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“Below is indeed coming in 2016,” Capybara’s Nathan Vella told GameInformer. “Past that I can’t share much, yet. We’ll certainly have a lot more content to show and news to share in the new year.”

Capybara helped develop Klei’s Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked expansion just recently, so perhaps that played a role in the delay. From what we know about the game so far, though, it might be well worth the extra wait.

It’s a journey through beautiful but deadly environments, where you’re never more than one hit away from death. When you do die, you will respawn at the start as a different character, making progress over multiple lives, similarly to Rogue Legacy.

Although Below tackles this premise in a different way, if it’s half as good as that game it has my attention.

How long we have to wait isn’t clear, though. It could be anything from a couple fo weeks to a year. We will update the date becomes clearer.