Kena: Bridge of Spirits is finally coming to Xbox

Posted on June 4, 2024

Award-winning indie games studio Ember Lab has announced their gorgeous action-adventure title Kena: Bridge of Spirits will be coming to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One for the first time on August 15 this year.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits made waves when it was announced for PS5, with truly stunning visuals and animations from the indie studio proving to be its secret sauce when it launched in September 2021. It went on to win several awards including Best Independent Game and Best Debut Indie Game at The Game Awards 2021.

The new Xbox version of the game will feature “exciting content including Xbox Exclusive pirate-themed Rot hats as well as a unique Kena Staff and a Golden Rot Skin”.

“The Xbox version of the game will also include the Anniversary DLC update that launched in September 2022 which features Charmstones, Spirit Guide Trials, Kena Outfits, and accessibility features. It also features New Game+ mode, which allows players who’ve completed the game to restart Kena’s journey with all of their previously unlocked abilities, upgrades, outfits, Rot, etc, as well as redesigned and more challenging combat encounters,” says the official press release.

“We’re thrilled to bring the story of Kena to a new audience on Xbox platforms,” said Josh Grier, Chief Operating Officer at Ember Lab. “As our debut game, Kena means a great deal to everyone at the studio and the team is excited to share Kena’s journey with more players – we really hope everyone enjoys meeting Kena and her Rot friends!”

We enjoyed our time with Kena: Bridge of Spirits when it was released almost three years ago. In our review, we said “I felt enamored with Kena: Bridge of Spirits throughout the entirety of its gorgeous adventure, but its gameplay and exploration don’t fully match the high expectations set by its stunning visuals. Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a captivating and well-made affair with a big heart, and will surely scratch an itch for many gamers keen on taking part in a touching journey through one of the prettiest worlds ever created.”

Kena: Bridge of Spirits will be released on August 15, 2024, for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, and is available now on PS5 and PC.