Kena: Bridge of Spirits is finally coming to Steam, a year after it debuted on the Epic Games Store.
To celebrate, developer Ember Lab will release a new “anniversary update” on PC and PS consoles. It probably won’t surprise you to read that it’s releasing on the game’s first anniversary, September 21st, but you’ll be surprised at how much new content is on the way, including two new game modes: a New Game+ where you can replay play with her unlockable upgrades and outfits, and Spirit Guide Trials, and a photography mode, as well as new modifiers called charmstones, which will weaken or enhance Kena’s abilities.
Complete the new trials and get all the charmstones and you will be rewarded with some new outfits.
Spirit Guide Trials offers obstacle courses, a wave-based horde mode, and the chance to take on the boss battles from Kena: Bridge of Spirits all over again.
The Kena: Bridge of Spirits Anniversary Update will be released on September 27, 2022 for PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store, PS5 and PS4.
In our GameMe + Kena: Bridge of Spirits Review (opens in a new tab), we give it an impressive 4 stars out of 5, calling it “an enjoyable adventure that’s transformed into something special by its charming aesthetic.” However, while the visuals, satisfying action, and The Rot were impressive, we found the lack of orientation and issues with cutscenes to be problematic.
“Any glitches for me were also outweighed by how much I liked being out in the world and learning my way through it, even if occasionally that meant my neighbors would hear some new swearing through the walls.
“Some moments feel created by the writers and character designers to be really special, like when you free a magical creature named Rufus who got trapped by the corruption, or the ending that even made my old withered heart beat faster. Thanks to its storytelling and visual design, there’s something warm and alive about Kena: Bridge of Spirits, which is perhaps appropriate for a game that’s so focused on death.
Will you be trying out Kena: Bridge of Spirits for the first time next month? After check out our Kena: Bridge of Spirits guide (opens in a new tab).
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