Independent game development and animation studio Ember Lab is releasing its first game, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, on Tuesday, which will be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and the Epic Games Store. Since its first unveiling at Sony’s PS5 event “Future of Gaming” in June 2020, the action-adventure game has won fans over with its stunning graphics and lovable characters and is one of the most anticipated games of the year. has been made.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits combines a compelling story with exploration, puzzle solving, and fast-paced combat. This beautiful, addictive adventure takes players on a journey of self-discovery as Kena rebalances an ancient village in a once thriving setting. Players take on the role of Kena, a young spirit guide who sets out to discover the mysterious story of the fall of the village. With the help of his staff and his collection of small companions known as raids, the player disarms opponents, unlocks new skills, uncovers secrets, and restores the beauty of the land.
Kenna: Bridge of Spirits was named an official selection of the Tribeca Festival earlier this year and was one of eight narrative games to tell their story. Kena: Bridge of Spirits is available in both a digital Standard Edition and a Digital Deluxe Edition, which includes a digital soundtrack, an in-game silver wand, and a special gold-red skin. All PlayStation versions include both PS5 and PS4 digital versions of the game.
Those who play Kena on the PS5 will have access to a number of exclusive features, including full support for PlayStation activities, with over 200 game support videos to make the game more accessible. PS5 players have the option to play in “Fidelity Mode” at a frame rate of 30 fps and native 4K resolution for a more cinematic experience, or 60 fps in the PS5 version’s standard “Performance Mode” and upscaled 4K resolution. Is. Make gameplay a priority. PC gamers will also be happy to hear that Kenna: Bridge of Spirits supports DirectX 12.
“We drew inspiration from the movies and games we enjoyed developing Kena, and wanted to make sure the game was both reflective and cinematic as well as challenging,” said Josh Grier, co-founder and COO of Ember Lab. That said, an experience that appeals to and is accessible to a wide range of gamers.
Another feature that Amber Lab has kept under wraps, but which is certainly extremely popular thanks to Kena’s adorable red companion, is the photo mode, which adds even more fun aspects to the game. In photo mode, players can pause the story to show off the game’s characters – including red with an optional hat wardrobe – and then continue the story to bring them to life.
“We are very excited to introduce the Cheese! feature in Photo Mode,” said Hunter Schmidt, Animation Director for Amber Lab. When players have set their correct photo angle, they have “Cheese! “There is a choice of characters in the photo. Say that and take a pose. Many characters have multiple poses so there’s a lot of fun shots to be taken in one place. I’m really excited to see how players do.” Will take pictures of you!”
Kenna: Bridge of Spirits is available for pre-order today, unlocking an exclusive collection of special Celebration Red Hats, and will be available in PlayStation and Epic stores starting tomorrow, September 21 (4:00 UTC/9 PM PT) games available for purchase. Please visit EmberLab.com for more information.