One of the most promising games announced during the PS5 reveal event was Kena: Bridge of Spirits, a mystical third-person action-adventure game that draws inspiration from eastern culture and CGI animated films. While the game was originally slated to be releasing during the PS5’s launch window in late 2020, developer Ember Lab revealed in a tweet that the game has been delayed to Q1 2021 as a result of COVID restrictions forcing the small team to work from home.
***An update to our Kena community*** pic.twitter.com/rKoy33YWKZ
— Kena: Bridge of Spirits (@emberlab) September 11, 2020
However, the statement also thanks fans their “positive response and outpouring of support” since the game’s reveal, and that the team is committed to creating the best experience possible. The game, which will also be releasing on PS4 and PC via the Epic Games Store, certainly looks like it will be worth the short extra wait time.
Recently, more info on Kena: Bridge of Sprits was revealed in a GameInformer interview. This included how the game’s protagonist Kena is a spirit guide seeking to help those in trauma, how the small critters known as the Rot will help Kena in gameplay, and how there will be visual and performance differences between the current-gen and next-gen versions.
Let’s hope we can experience the wonders of the spirit world when Kena: Bridge of Spirits releases in early 2021.