Kena: Bridge of Spirits – Sony Conference Spotlight GamerKena: Bridge of Spirits – Sony Conference Spotlight
Kena: Bridge of Spirits was truly the game that drew the most attention at the Sony conference, with a presentation that showed the Playstation 5 is still a talking point.
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Kena: Bridge of Spirits is an exploration and adventure game produced by Ember Lab in partnership with Epic Games. In it we meet Kena, a spirit guide who wants to solve the mystery of the disappearance of an entire village. Also, the game doesn’t have a release date yet, but the trailer already hints that the game will be in third-person, with gameplay very similar to The Legend of Zelda.
Kena is the first game from animation studio Ender Lab, which released a short film based on The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask in 2016, which went viral and shows the inspiration for this first game. According to the developers, brothers Michael and Josh Grier, the main focus of Kena: Bridge of Spirits will be the narrative.
“The main focus is to help these spirits,” explains Michael. “So every level and world you enter is totally focused and themed on the corrupt spirit that reigns.”
“To help these spirits, you need to know what happened to them in their past lives, and to do that you need to search the environment for clues, face combat challenges, solve puzzles…” Josh adds.
A very addicting game
The trailer presented by Sony shows that Kena’s movement is very fluid and agile, allowing combinations between melee attacks and ranged attacks. Such moves are once again reminiscent of Link’s moves in Zelda.
Additionally, one of the highlights of the game is Kena’s ability to use spirit companions called ROT. ROTs are cute little monsters that will have many uses in gameplay.
“Reds are key to every aspect of gameplay,” says Michael. “They can be used in combat to improve abilities; they can be used in the environment to load things; The more red you have, the stronger you become as a player and the more skills you have to unlock.”
In addition to the stunning graphics that mix cartoons with great textures, the game has a wonderful artistic direction that accentuates the world presented. Kena has great potential to please fans who would love to play some of Nintendo’s amazing games but don’t own the console.
Also, the game doesn’t have a confirmed release date yet, but soon it will be painted around for both Playstation 4 and 5 as well as PC.
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