Today, developers Live Wire and Adglobe as well as publisher Binary Haze Interactive have released the first major Ender Lilies update, which includes three new modes: the Maligned Memories Mode, Return to Land's End, and New Game Plus. There's also a new end-game item added to the game, along with an in-game movie player. The update is coming to Steam first, with the update arriving on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 (via backward compatibility), PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One at a later date.
“Our Steam community has been eager for more Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights content,” said Hiroyuki Kobayashi, CEO, Binary Haze Interactive. “We are happy to give players a new reason to jump back into Land’s End and continue Lily’s journey with fresh challenges and surprises.”
What's in the Ender Lilies update?
Well, the Maligned Memories mode has players facing off against fallen foes in a gauntlet of boss battles in rapid succession, where the princess' skills will be put to the test. Essentially, this is a boss rush mode letting you try your hand at tackling all the bosses.
While playing through the game again, you can also check out the "most memorable and moving moments" of Lily's journey by watching all of the cinematics in the in-game movie player. While this isn't the biggest part of the update, it's also something that didn't have to be added in the game after all. It's a nice touch.
The Ender Lilies New Game Plus Mode will allow players to play through the game all over again with abilities, relics, and more being carried over. The enemies will have both increased damage and remixed patterns, so good luck. Be sure to look for a new-end game item that "rewards adventurers returning to Land’s End." That's all I was told, so I guess you'll know it when you see it.
Last but not least is the Blightborn mode, where players will be able to customize their experience and alter in-game parameters to "create unique challenge runs that test the skills of metroidvania fans." In this mode bosses are friendly spirits that will help Lily during her quest, which is an interesting change compared to the rest of the game.
If you'd like to check out The Ender Lilies New Game Plus Mode along with the rest of the update, be sure to check it out on Steam.