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Below has been making waves for some time on the Xbox scene, a supposed Xbox One indie exclusive from Critter Crunch and Swords and Sworcery developer Capybara Games.

Everything is not as it seems though, as the latest trailer for Below reveals that it will also be hitting PC, thanks to a rogue Steam logo painted on a cave wall. Bad news for Microsoft, excellent news for gamers…

Here be the island of Below-ness

For those who haven’t been keeping a beady eye on its progress, Below is an adventure game where the player controls a tiny warrior who explores the depth of an expansive and remote island. It was first revealed as a prominent exclusive for Xbox One’s new ID@Xbox scheme, but has since broken free of the shackles of Microsoft’s console.

As is the demand nowadays, Below is a randomly-generated roguelike affair, where the aim is to descend as deep as possible into the depths of this mysterious mountain. Keep an eye out for some Demon’s Souls-esque combat and permadeath. It sounds like a concoction designed to bring players close to tears, and I for one can’t wait to see a snippet more.

"You'll scour the open world in search of rare and special loot while battling the malevolent Darkness, an artificial intelligence-controlled character that uses Kinect to sense and change level progression based on the room's surroundings,” said Microsoft when announcing Below.

Everyone loves a trailer, and we’ve for a brand new one below ;) Keep an eye out for the wall painting!

There’s no release date just yet for Below, but we’re hoping it arrives sometime later this year.

Room for one more roguelike in your life?

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