Kena: Bridge of Spirits set to launch on Xbox this August 15th

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Ember Lab, the award-winning indie games studio, has announced that their critically acclaimed action-adventure game Kena: Bridge of Spirits will be available on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One starting 15 August 2024. This marks the first time the beloved game will be accessible to Xbox players worldwide, and it promises to come packed with exciting new content exclusive to the platform.

New features and content for Xbox players

The Xbox version of Kena: Bridge of Spirits will introduce exclusive pirate-themed Rot hats, a unique Kena Staff, and a Golden Rot Skin. Additionally, the game will be available in a physical Premium Edition for Xbox Series X through a partnership with Maximum Entertainment. This edition includes the base game along with several special items:

  • Official Digital Soundtrack
  • Retail Exclusive Sticker Sheet
  • Unique Kena Staff
  • Golden Rot Skin
  • Xbox Exclusive pirate-themed Rot hats

Pre-orders for both the digital edition and the physical Premium Edition will open soon, allowing eager fans to secure their copies ahead of the launch.

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A journey of self-discovery and adventure

Kena: Bridge of Spirits initially launched on PlayStation platforms on 21 September 2021, and it quickly garnered widespread acclaim for its stunning visuals, heartfelt narrative, and engaging gameplay. The game follows the journey of Kena, a young Spirit Guide, as she seeks to restore balance to an ancient village overrun by corrupt spirits. Players are immersed in a rich world filled with exploration, puzzle-solving, and fast-paced combat, all woven together with a compelling story of self-discovery.

The game has won multiple awards, including Best Independent Game and Best Debut Indie Game at The Game Awards 2021. Xbox players will also benefit from the Anniversary DLC update released in September 2022, which includes Charmstones, Spirit Guide Trials, Kena Outfits, and enhanced accessibility features. Additionally, the New Game+ mode offers players who have completed the game a chance to restart with all their previously unlocked abilities, upgrades, outfits, and Rot, along with redesigned and more challenging combat encounters.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits - Rot Carry

Developer insights

Josh Grier, Chief Operating Officer at Ember Lab, expressed the studio’s excitement about bringing Kena: Bridge of Spirits to a new audience on Xbox platforms. “We’re thrilled to bring the story of Kena to a new audience on Xbox platforms. As our debut game, Kena means a great deal to everyone at the studio and the team is excited to share Kena’s journey with more players – we really hope everyone enjoys meeting Kena and her Rot friends!”

Pricing and availability

Kena: Bridge of Spirits will be available globally on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One from 15 August 2024, priced at $39.99 / €39.99 / £34.99. The physical Kena: Bridge of Spirits – Premium Edition for Xbox Series X will also be available at major retailers globally for the same price.

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Kena: Bridge of Spirits pre-order information

Pre-orders for the digital edition and the physical Premium Edition will be available soon. Fans can keep an eye on major retailers and the Microsoft Store to secure their copies.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits teaser trailer

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