One of the most anticipated and intriguing games to come out of last years PS5 hype train was Kena: Bridge of Spirits from the talented animation studio at Ember Lab. While it was initially looking to be a launch title and then landed in a Q1 2021 release window, we can now confirm that the game will launch on August 24th, 2021 for PS4, PS5 and PC via the Epic Games Store.
With its stunning art style that is reminiscent of a Pixar movie, the adventure is set to take players on a journey of self-discovery as Kena restores balance to an ancient village in a once-thriving environment. Players take on the role of Kena, a young Spirit Guide on a quest to uncover the mysterious story surrounding the demise of the village. Using her staff and the help of her collection of tiny companions known as Rot, the player will disarm adversaries, unlock new skills, uncover secrets, and restore the beauty of the land. The story-driven adventure is said to include exploration, puzzle-solving, and fast-paced combat.
“We’re overwhelmed by and grateful for the enthusiasm surrounding Kena: Bridge of Spirits, and we can’t wait to share our game with everyone this August,” said Josh Grier, chief operations officer at Ember Lab. “We’re taking the next few months to further polish and optimize for the best possible game. It’s been quite an experience completing our first title during the pandemic. We are super excited to reveal the latest trailer and announce the launch date.”
Kena: Bridge of Spirits has quickly become one of the our most talked about games on the Checkpoint team; the more we see of it, the better it looks, and we can’t wait to get stuck in later this year. It really looks like you’re playing a Disney movie in motion, with beautiful environments, wonderful character design and slick looking combat. Don’t even get us started on how cute the Rot are as they follow you around. Just look at them!
Kena: Bridge of Spirits launches on August 24 for PS4, PS5 and PC.