Kena: Bridge of Spirits has received a new teaser with a gorgeous final look ahead of its release tomorrow. The plot revolves around heroine Kena, who serves as a guide to spirits as they leave the corporeal world, and her efforts to liberate restless souls that have taken up residence in an abandoned town in the woods.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits was announced during a PlayStation 5 presentation in June 2020, and it was initially planned to release in November of the same year, around the console’s launch window. Multiple delays throughout the production of Kena: Bridge of Spirits pushed the game’s release date to September 21, 2021. Ember Lab, the firm responsible for bringing the game’s world to life, began as an animation studio and is relatively new to the gaming industry; Kena: Bridge of Spirits is the team’s debut game.
Ember Lab’s YouTube account uploaded a launch trailer for Kena: Bridge of Spirits this morning. New gameplay samples are included in this last look at the game. Kena is shown battling a frightening fleet of woodland foes, one of which appears to be exceptionally formidable and wears a wooden mask.
Kena is also shown recovering corrupted sections of the fading forest back into lush green ecosystems in the trailer’s gameplay. The setting depicted in the clip appears to be large, implying that the game would let the protagonist to explore her surroundings extensively.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits’ final trailer also reveals more about the game’s plot and new characters. Kena’s father, who seems to be one of the people in the video, was a spirit guide before her, according to the film. Kena meets a lady who informs her she “carries the same spirit that flows through [the forest’s] roots,” in addition to her father.
The game will very certainly include more characters still to be disclosed, and it’s possible that new narratives may be added in the future, given that Ember Lab has previously hinted at a possible DLC.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits appears to be on its way to become a visually gorgeous game. After players get their hands on the game tomorrow, Ember Lab’s animation abilities and declared love for narrative will be put to the test.
It will also be fascinating to watch how Ember Lab makes use of the PlayStation 5’s new capabilities. Kena: Bridge of Spirits will have a lot of pressure to live up to when it comes out, so here’s hope the final product is as fantastic as the final trailer implies.