Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights - New Trailer For The Beautiful 2D Metroidvania Reveals January Steam Early Access Launch

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights got delayed to 2021, but we now have a date for its Steam Early Access launch, with a cool gameplay trailer.

December 14, 2020

On December 14, Binary Haze Interactive announced with a trailer that Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights will be launching on Steam Early Access on January 21, 2021. With a $19.99 price tag. Three areas will be playable. Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights will ultimately release on PC via Steam, PS4, PS5 via backward compatibility, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X, in Q2 2021. The final game will include at least eight areas.

Ender Lilies is a dark fantasy themed metroidvania. Long story short, amnesic protagonist Lily tries to save the world from a rain which turns people into the undead. She can unlock new skills and weapons after defeating bosses, purifying and recruiting them. As a priestess, Lily will also experience visions expanding the story. We detailed more of the story and gameplay of Ender Lilies in our past coverage.

The new gameplay trailer showcases several exploration segments and boss fights. In particular, we can identify a pretty cool dodging mechanic, and what seems like a Just Guard like mechanic: Looks like guarding enemies’ attacks right when they connect will nullify them.

The Ender Lilies soundtrack, heard in the trailer, was handled by Japanese indie group Mili, who recently did an opening theme song for the Goblin Slayer anime adaptations and songs for Deemo. Keiichi Sugiyama, who worked on Skies of Arcadia and Rez, is handling the sound effects.

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights Steam Early Access Announcement Gameplay Trailer

Ender Lilies is developed by international but Japanese at heart company Binary Haze Interactive (the publisher) and its sister companies Live Wire and Adglobe. Binary Haze Interactive was founded in June 2020. the director and story writer of Ender Lilies is Keisuke Okabe. You can easily tell Ender Lilies will be a typical Japanese game: through the gameplay seen in the trailer, or the chara design of protagonist Lily.

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Adglobe is a Shibuya-based company working on game, web design, and mobile game development. Live Wire was made of 25 employees as of March 2020, and was founded by Adglobe in February 2018. Most notably, the president is Makoto Takada, who used to be the president of Neverland, which closed down in 2013. Neverland was the developer of the Estpolis (Lufia) JRPG series on SNES, and the Rune Factory series on Nintendo DS, 3DS, PS3 and Wii.

Moreover, it’s important to note Ender Lilies was scheduled to release before 2020 ends but now got delayed. Binary Haze Interactive also teased it’s working on two more games which will be revealed in 2021.

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights will support the following languages: English, Japanese, French, German, Spanish (Spain), Korean, Chinese (Simplified and Traditionnal), Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), and Russian.

Lastly, several screenshots were published and can be found further below.

Personally speaking, I’m very excited to see how the game will fare. Moreover, this is a full 2D Japanese game, something pretty rare nowadays, as only 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim immediately comes to mind. You can be sure we’ll share our thoughts on the early access.

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Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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