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Below

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Developer: Capybara Games
Release Date: April 7, 2020

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'Below' (ALL) Gets PS4 Date

by Rainier on March 25, 2020 @ 11:52 a.m. PDT

Below is an adventure game with a top-down perspective that provides a slightly different take on roguelikes.

Test your adventurer mettle against The Isle’s procedural subterranean labyrinths. Explore a large, interconnected underworld crawling with cunning wildlife, deadly traps and stalked by a shadowy presence. Survive the perils of The Depths and unearth what lies below... or die trying..

Below is a procedural terrarium filled with life, mystery and death.

Explore the vast subterranean underworld of The Isle: a dangerous, unfathomable deep. Choose your path through the randomly generated labyrinth crawling with deadly monstrosities, traps and hazardous environments. Perma-death awaits at every false step, and there are no hints to guide you…

Currently available for Xbox One and PC, Below is coming to PS4 in April 7, 2020.

Capy also unveiled that it will be releasing a new mode of play, Explore, which will allow players to experience the haunting world of Below with game mechanics optimized to encourage exploration.

The new mode will also be coming to Xbox One and Steam.

The all-new Explore Mode features changes to survival, death and damage, tuned to be accessible for players who seek more of an action-adventure style of play, as they delve into the depths and unravel the mysteries of the dark world of Below. Explore Mode invites players to lose themselves on The Isle without suffering the exquisite pain of Below original design. Those looking for a more challenging survival experience will find it in the original game mode, now called Survive.

Here is a more detailed breakdown of changes you can expect to see in Explore Mode:

  • EXPLORE changes to survival
    • No Hunger or Thirst
  • Can’t drink puddles or bottles
  • Bottles still need to be filled with water for cooking soup
  • Soups restore health
  • Death’s door teleport to island
    • Avoids the issue of jumping down without enough lamp juice to open the door
  • EXPLORE Trap changes
    • Fire Pillars
      • Chance to drop embers
      • Fires don’t burn out until you die
      • Invincible, can’t be broken with bombs
    • No one-hit deaths
    • No iron maiden
  • Damage
    • No Fall Damage
    • All damage is bleed damage, giving the player time to stop the bleeding
  • Checkpoints/Campfires
    • Don’t clear after use
    • Still only one active at a time
  • Mode-specific Saves
    • New Save slot for EXPLORE
    • New SURVIVE mode on main menu (original mode)
      • Existing progress saved as SURVIVE mode slot

Spelunking through The Depths of Below is a treacherous endeavour, with death around every corner. The world is alive with flora & fauna, and there are many ways to scavenge materials and harvest ingredients to create life-saving remedies or useful survival tools…

What lies below? Only the bravest wanderers will find out. The Depths are filled with secrets and danger. Below embraces the idea that players enjoy discovering secret areas, finding hidden passageways and unravelling the deepest mysteries hidden in the in the darkness…

Currently available for Xbox One and PC, Below is coming to PS4 in April 7, 2020.


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