Ember Labs has announced that it is delaying the release of Kena: Bridge of Spirits by a month. The game was slated to be released on August 24th, but the studio has now confirmed that it will instead be released on September 21st. The reason for this delay is that Ember Labs requires a bit more time to polish Kena: Bridge of Spirits for all platforms before release, and the extra time will allow for that to be carried out so the game runs smoother. The full statement is below.
— Kena: Bridge of Spirits (@emberlab) July 28, 2021
The game is a story-driven action adventure in which Kena, a young Spirit Guide, heads off on a quest to discover what led to the demise of her village. Along the way she finds and builds a team of spirit companions called the Rot. You’ll be buddying up with them and enhancing their abilities to let you manipulate the environment, and you’ll have plenty of battling against monsters to do as well, trying to guide spirits to the other side.
Following its announcement people might have easily assumed this was a next-gen exclusive given just how fantastic it looked. It quickly turned out that the game was a timed console exclusive for Sony’s PlayStation, and would also bridge the generations, coming to PS4 and PC in addition to PS5 – the PC version has some rather modest system requirements as well. Either way, we’re excited to see more of this game as it emerges.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits was originally expected to launch at the same time as the PS5 in November 2020, but was delayed until Q1 2021. It was then delayed again to August 24th due to more time being needed by Ember Labs. The relatively new short delay should mean that Kena: Bridge of Spirits is not pushed back any further.