You’ve probably seen a bit about ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights, after all we went hands on with it a few months back in Early Access form and since then it’s dropped onto PC and Nintendo Switch in full fat form. Now though it comes to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S – TODAY – with a PlayStation edition dropping a little further down the line.
We’ll be honest – surprise drops do nothing for us and we’d much rather know what we’re planning on playing a few weeks or even months in advance. But when something of the quality of ENDER LILIES rocks up onto Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, we can’t even consider ignoring it.
That’s what is happening today as ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights launches on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S today, rocking up as a surprise drop following recent full release on PC and Nintendo Switch.
Created by the developers Live Wire, Adglobe Tokyo and Adglobe Montreal Studio, and published by Binary Haze Interactive, the full game hits home here with five gorgeously hand-illustrated new areas present when compared to the Steam Early Access version. This takes the total up to eight with each additional environment offering challenging new bosses and mysterious secrets to uncover.
With release on Xbox, we get the chance to awaken in a cathedral, before fighting our way past the horrors lying in wait within, and stepping out into a cursed rain devastating the kingdom of Land’s End. It’s here where we need to help guide priestess Lily safely past the blighted undead – the former happy residents of her homeland – as she takes on a quest to find the source of the rain of death and end it once and for all.
Throughout ENDER LILIES you’ll find the opportunity to defeat former friends turned deadly bosses, then exorcise them of the blight to bring them into your party as equippable companion spirits. You’ll also need to mix and match these lost and found souls to create an ethereal bodyguard squad wielding massive clubs, magical bullet hell volleys, and other devastating skills to overcome challenges and traverse a world painted in a Japanese dark fantasy aesthetic.
“ENDER LILIES draws from many inspirations, but the end product is a wholly unique metroidvania that appeals to fans of the genre while welcoming less experienced action RPG players into the fold,” said Hiroyuki Kobayashi, CEO, Binary Haze Interactive. “We’ve already had so much positive feedback in Early Access and look forward to seeing how players enjoy the full story now that it’s in their hands.”
What’s more though is that the ENDER LILIES soundtrack has also released on streaming services Spotify and Apple Music, as well as on storefronts iTunes and Amazon Music, and Steam as a DLC. Composed by Mili, a veteran musical group with credits on anime shows such as Ghost in the Shell and Goblin Slayer and rhythm games with millions of fans like Cytus and Deemo, the ENDER LILIES soundtrack sets a hauntingly melancholy stage for the narrative.
You’ll find ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights available today on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, accompanying those previous release on Nintendo Switch and PC through Steam. Keep an eye out for a PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 version launching worldwide in Q3 2021.
You’ll also want to keep a little eye out for our full review of ENDER LILIES on Xbox too. It’ll be coming your way soon.