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Kena: Bridge of Spirits Story, Combat, PS5 Loading Times & More Detailed

The action-adventure Kena: Bridge of Spirits has received numerous other details that deal with the game mechanics, the PlayStation 5 implementation, and other aspects.


A few months ago, the responsible developers at Ember Labs announced the action-adventure Kena: Bridge of Spirits for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC (via Epic Games Store). In the latest issue of Game Informer, numerous other details about the ambitious adventure were revealed.

Accordingly, Kena: Bridge of Spirits will take the players into a fictional world that was inspired by Japan, Bali, and other eastern countries. The protagonist Kena does not come from this place and already has a long journey behind her before she meets the little black creatures called Rot. She can recruit Rots who are responsible for dismantling things. You can move things, temporarily rebuild a collapsed bridge, distract enemies, reinforce Kena’s attacks with a special power, and do many other things. Even if you can use the Rot in battle, they cannot die.

Kena can attack with her staff and use light, strong, and charged attacks. With an upgrade, she can also turn the staff into an arch, while also building a bubble shield around her that, if timed correctly, will stagger enemies. The Rots can in turn be equipped with different hats that can be found in the game or bought with gems. But don’t worry, Kena: Bridge of Spirits won’t have any microtransactions to offer.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits comes to life with Unreal Engine 4, but players shouldn’t expect an open-world game. Rather, the village serves as a hub from which one can travel to connected regions. Regarding the playing time, it has not yet been possible to make a specific statement, but the aim is to create a game that the players can play through on a weekend.

Finally, some statements were made about the PlayStation 5 version. Accordingly, on the next-gen console, you will see all the Rot you collect jumping around on the screen at the same time, while PlayStation 4 players have to be content with a selection. After all, you can discover and recruit up to 100 Rots. Furthermore, the forests and meadows on the PlayStation 5 should also be denser.

According to Game Informer, PlayStation 5 players should only experience a loading time of two seconds when they start Kena: Bridge of Spirits from the menu, even though the game was not originally designed for the PlayStation 5 hardware. However, the developers can implement more within their previously drawn limits with the additional performance. You will feel the resistance of the buttons of the DualSense controller during strong attacks and the bow.


Kena: Bridge of Spirits will be released this Christmas season. The price will be below the usual full price of $60, with a free upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version being offered if you should buy the PlayStation 4 version first.