Update [Sat 28th Jan, 2023 03:55 GMT]: Binary Haze Interactive has now confirmed Reapers Redemption will arrive on the Nintendo Switch next month on 22nd February. In addition to this, a new gameplay overview trailer has been released. Check it out above.
Original article [Tue 13th Dec, 2022 05:00 GMT]: If you're a fan of tactical RPGs, you'll want to make note of Redemption Reapers, coming to the Switch in February 2023.
This dark fantasy tactical RPG developed by Adglobe and Binary Haze Interactive (ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights) is being brought to life by industry luminaries such as Masayuki Horikawa - known for working on the Fire Emblem series as a director and scenario/level designer, and also Kingdom Hearts III planning.
Here's a bit about the story, and what to expect from the gameplay, courtesy of the PR:
Hope fades across the land following the sudden appearance of the ruthless Mort armies. Efficient as they are brutal, the macabre forces descend upon civilizations, leaving destruction in the wake of their nightly raids. As entire nations fall to the Mort onslaught, the Ashen Hawk Brigade, a contingent of mercenaries specializing in surprise tactics, band together to fight back against the invading legions.
Lead the Ashen Hawk Brigade in tactical skirmishes on 3D maps. Employ strategic moves, directing units across the battlefield before issuing commands to attack, defend, or deploy skills during each turn. Overcome seemingly insurmountable odds by mastering sneak attacks for extra damage or powerful combo strikes from multiple Brigade members.
Ensure each Brigade member is fit for the trials ahead by outfitting the party with powerful gear. Turn hard-earned spoils of victory into resources for crafting mighty weapons and armor. Upgrade skills to unlock combat abilities capable of turning a ragtag troop of underdogs into courageous champions.
Carve through the Mort and uncover a gripping, mature story of wartime struggles. Witness powerful moments unfold between members of the Brigade during fully voiced cutscenes (recorded in English and Japanese audio) as fighters learn more about their allies and the world around them. Guide the Ashen Hawk Brigade’s rise from obscurity to folk heroes as members grapple with their dark past as a deadly – and despised – organization dubbed “Faithless Reapers.”
It will also feature a "star-studded" voice cast including Kyle McCarley, Allegra Clark, David Lodge and Lucien Dodge. These folks have contributed to series such as 13 Sentinels, NieR: Automata, Dragon Age, Persona 5, Final Fantasy XV, Fire Emblem and the Trails series.
What are your first impressions of this upcoming game based on the trailer above? Comment below.
Oh looks pretty cool even if kind of bland, but I guess that's expected when a game goes for that sort of "dark" theme.
I don't know when I'll have time to play all the Tactical RPGs that have been releasing lately but this has some potential and I'll likely pick it up if the reception is positive. Ender Lilies is possibly my favourite Metroidvania ever so they have some points in the bank there.
i zoned out while watching thinking about how in fire emblem(haven't played 3 houses) you just attack what's in front of you and watch fodder feed your units exp, but at least it's colorful and you can ship characters i guess. then appreciated disgaea for being colorful and letting me attack multiple enemies in all kinds of formations, remember 1 attack's range being the outline of a heart.
Intriguing, but I'm gonna have to see more of the actual gameplay.
Ender Lilies was an interesting look at how somewhat derivative gameplay (Ori's "separate characters for traversal and combat" + Castlevania Sorrow duology soul collection) can still be fun and unboring. Let's see if they can do it with an otherwise generic looking Dark Fantasy TTRPG.
Looks dark and gory but with that tactical feel. Definitely gonna check it out, it may even be better than the DioField Chronicle.
Good times to be tactical rpgs fan, i will get it after i finish new Fire Emblem.
The concept sounds interesting, but based on the trailer and the screenshots, the graphics seem to be quite bland and boring "dark fantasy" style. Still, if everything else is good, I might give this a try.
Hmmm. Cool. Looks interesting. I'm very intrigued to see how this turns out.
@BenAV out of curiosity, which others of the genre do you rank highly? I’m interested in Ender Lillies but haven’t been quite convinced to purchase yet.
Ender Lillies was surprisingly good. Great atmosphere with a neat combat system riffing on systems from earlier Castlevania titles. The grimdark setting was a bit much at times but I am very much interested in anything these people do going ahead.
It’ll be on my radar and that is a nice cast of voice actors as well. Let’s see how it reviews
generally interesting! However, with the new fire emblem game releasing pretty much alongside...
"Ender Lilies dev announce..." INSTANT WISHLIST.
Not looking too good so far to be honest, so I'll wait for reviews before I decide.
Looks interesting. Strongly prefer the more colorful graphic style of Fire Emblem(Engage especially), but this could be a solid playthrough once I'm finished with Engage.
I actually prefer if they make another gorgeous metroidvania games but oh well, I'll play this if it's good 😃
Sleeper hit of 2023?
What? A big game? The graphics are very beautiful.
There is a "Karen" in this game!! It's guaranteed GOTY!! Pen it baby!! POG!!
Looking at this quality, it is clear that i must have it and add it to my collection. But if they make it an online only multiplayer - then definitely not.
The trailer no doubt is the Steam or PS gameplay so for the Switch is all comes down to the performance and how it looks, for me to choose this over a FireEmblem game.
The title is horrendous, and the complete absence of color isn't appealing. But, despite all this, it... looks shockingly close to Fire Emblem gameplay-wise, so if the Switch port runs well and the reviews are positive, I'll probably pick it up physically at some point.
Ender Lilies was developed by Live Wire Inc (did also harvestella). Binary Haze is/was only the publisher.
@ChopperDX hopefully they change the title and give the correct developer credit for their game.
I hope Live Wire give another go at a metroidvania. Loved ender lilies and would like to see what else they could come up with.
Obviously can't wait for this one.
(ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights) is one game that you must play.
Even though that art style is not my cup of tea, I must admit that the game looks great!
Yes, please! This looks super-awesome. (Despite this is never ever Switch graphics in the video.)
I don't see a physical pre order is it just digital?
It looks interesting, but I might be starting to get fatigued of all the grid based tactical RPGs at this stage.
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