Independent game development and animation studio, Ember Lab, announced the launch date for its inaugural game Kena: Bridge of Spirits during Sony Interactive Entertainment’s State of Play event. This story-driven action-adventure seamlessly blends a compelling narrative with exploration, puzzle-solving, and fast-paced combat for a beautiful, immersive journey. Coming to PS5, PS4, and the Epic Games Store on August 24, Kena: Bridge of Spirits can be preordered starting today.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits is available in both a Standard Digital Edition ($39.99) and a Deluxe Digital Edition ($49.99), which includes the digital soundtrack, an in-game silver staff, and golden Rot skin exclusives. All PlayStation editions include both PS5 and PS4 digital versions of the game.
This gorgeous adventure takes 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.
“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.”
Preorder customers will be among the first to embark on this mysterious journey of discovery and receive a special pack of Celebration Hats. Players can accessorize their team of cute Rot companions with adorable headgear, and dozens of hats are hidden throughout the game. Celebration Hats are exclusive to preorders.
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