Binary Haze Interactive have announced the release date for Early Access dark fantasy Metroidvania Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights.
As previously reported, the game is a 2D action-platformer with RPG elements set in the dark Kingdom of End, following its fall to malignant powers. The pure maiden Lilly is trapped in this hopeless world of corruption, and must find a way out.
Teaming up with fallen allies, amass an arsenal of mystical skills and artifacts, and banish the foul creatures that now rule this once-majestic kingdom. The game also feature music by Mili (Ghost in the Shell, Goblin Slayer, Cytus, Deemo), and sound effects by former Sega producer Keiichi Sugiyama (Rez, Skies of Arcadia).
As stated in the press release (via email), the console launch will include the five new areas that will soon becoming to the 1.0 update for the Early Access game; for a total of eight areas, and the conclusion to the story. The game’s soundtrack will also be coming to Apple Music and Spotify, along with Amazon Music, iTunes, and to Steam as DLC in 2021.
“Early Access users are in love with the soundtrack and have clamored to see the ending of ENDER LILIES,” said Binary Haze Interactive CEO Hiroyuki Kobayashi, “We hope they will enjoy the rest of Lily’s journey. Between feedback from players, our action-packed gameplay, and the beautiful atmosphere created by Mili’s music and our artists, ENDER LILIES will satisfy existing metroidvania fans while bringing new ones into the fold.”
The game is available now in Steam Early Access for $19.99 USD (19,99€ EUR, £15.49 GBP), and will rise to $24.99 (24,99€ EUR / £21.99 GBP) once the game fully launches.
You can find the new announcement trailer below.
You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.
Long ago, in the distant reaches of Land’s End, an unforeseen rainfall transformed all living things into frenzied undead monstrosities known as the Blighted. Faced with a calamity far beyond their understanding, the kingdom fell into ruin with no end to the accursed rain in sight.
Meanwhile in the remnants of this devastated land, a young woman named Lily awakens in the depths of a church…
Unravel the mystery of the kingdom destroyed by the Rain of Death. Journey through the sprawling and hauntingly beautiful Land’s End, traversing a submerged forest, a sealed-off contaminated underground cavern, and a grand castle.
Formidable bosses await that will gladly claim your life given even the slightest chance. Defeat these powerful foes and release them from their unending curse to recruit them as allies. Overcome the challenges before you and search for the truth with powerful knights at your side.
- Lead a contrasting cast of characters: a young woman joins forces with cursed knights
- Explore the vast kingdom of Land’s End and discover all its secrets
- Attack, evade, dash, and aim for victory
- Read opponents’ attacks to survive intense battles against former friends gone mad
- Acquire melee, ranged, magic, and other skills by recruiting defeated foes
- Mix and match abilities and equip hidden relics to suit your playstyle
- Take in fantastic landscapes and animations drawn in a beautiful dark fantasy style
- Immerse yourself in an atmospheric soundtrack from musical group Mili
- Uncover the mysteries of the remaining ruins and the Rain of Death in a violent world
- Determine how the story ends through your actions
- Find beauty in despair
Musical group Mili’s credits include Goblin Slayer opening “Rightfully” and other anime franchises such as Ghost in the Shell.
Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights launches June 22nd for Windows PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, and July 6th for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility, and coming soon to Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.