Japanese publisher Binary Haze Interactive has revealed plans to bring its upcoming Metroidvania Ender Lilies to Switch next year.
Currently being developed by Live Wire, Adglobe Tokyo, and Adglobe Montreal Studio, this "dark action RPG" is launching on Steam Early Access in January. Nintendo fans will have to wait a little longer to get their hands on it – the Switch release won't arrive until Q2 – but it certainly looks like it could well be worth the wait.
The Early Access version will feature three areas to explore in total, although Binary Haze promises that its full launch on both Steam and consoles will include "at least eight areas" in total. Here's a quick synopsis:
Guide the priestess Lily through winding caverns, underwater landscapes, forests of glowing trees and other areas devastated by a rain turning people undead. Each biome is gorgeously illustrated in a distinctly Japanese dark fantasy style. Purify challenging and ghastly bosses to recruit them as equippable companions. Mix and match the souls of the fallen to create an ethereal bodyguard squad, with attacks ranging from powerful axe blows to ranged bow strikes.
Upon exorcising foes, Lily will experience visions revealing glimpses of the past. Piece together the whole truth and solve the mystery behind the unholy rain before facing a choice that will decide the fate of a kingdom.
Binary Haze Interactive CEO, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, says, "Ender Lilies doesn’t give up its secrets easily, but we’ve balanced our fast-paced combat system to provide a challenge for players of all skill levels while nurturing the progress of those with less experience with action RPGs."
We'll keep an eye out for more news on this one as and when it drops, but feel free to share your early thoughts on it in the comments while we wait. One for your Switch wishlist?