Kena: Bridge of Spirits garnered quite a bit of hype in the time since its reveal last year up until its recent launch, and thankfully, it very much lived up to it. Ember Lab’s debut game is a solid action-adventure title with gorgeous visuals and engaging gameplay, and if you liked it as much as so many others have, you’ll probably want more of it. Thankfully, it seems like the developer has every intention of delivering more Kena content.
Speaking in an interview with IGN (which you can view below), when asked about post-launch plans for the game, Ember Lab co-founder Mike Grier said that the studio is going to keep supporting the game “for a while”, and that right now, they’re thinking of adding new features for the photo mode, as well as new content that is focused on combat, which is an area where the game has been getting quite a bit of praise.
“We definitely want to support the game,” Grier said. “We know that people love photo mode and the combat, so we’re thinking about things we do to sort of expand some new combat scenarios, or maybe some additional content in the future featured around combat. We want to make some updates to photo mode. People have been asking for certain features that would be easy to do.
“So yeah, we’ll definitely be supporting Kena for a while. You know, we are definitely a small team, and we’re very excited to see people playing the game and responding to it. So yeah, we’re listening. We’re listening to feedback, listening to what people have to say, and we’ll be here, supporting the game for the next… foreseeable future.”
Given how good Kena: Bridge of Spirits’ base experience it is, there’s no doubt that those who’ve played the game will want more of it, so it’s great to hear its developers say that they do have plans to keep adding to it and improving upon it for a while. How long the wait will be and what shape these updates could take remains to be seen, but Ember Lab has a great foundation to work off of here, so it’s easy to be optimistic about what they’ll come up with next.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits is available on PS5, PS4, and PC, and will also be getting a physical release in November. In our review of the game, we awarded it a score of 8/10, saying, “Kena: Bridge of Spirits delivers an all around excellent experience that’s consistently engaging and manages to enrapture the player, even without doing anything particularly new or innovative.” You can read our full review through here.