Kena: Bridge of Spirits Has Been Delayed to Early 2021

After being announced in June, developer Ember Lab has announced they're delaying the upcoming Kena: Bridge of Spirits to early 2021.

By David Gill

September 11, 2020

In a tweet from their official Twitter page, developer Ember Lab has announced that Kena: Bridge of Spirits has been delayed to early 2021.

“This year has brought many challenges and our transition to working from home has caused development to move slower than we hoped,” said a statement from Ember Lab. “For this reason, we have made the difficult decision to delay the release of Kena: Bridge of Spirits to Q1, 2021. We have not made the decision lightly, but feel it is best for the game and well-being of the team. We will use this time to give the game the polish it deserves and deliver an experience that meets our vision and your expectations.”

This news comes as a bit of a surprise, especially since we recently got more details from GameInformer’s September cover story on the game. Some of these details include fast PlayStation 5 load times, how it’ll use some of the DualSense controller’s features, and the number of enemies that can be displayed on-screen at once. This wasn’t the only major game delay this week though. Grasshopper Manufacture’s Suda 51 announced they’ll be delaying No More Heroes 3 to sometime in 2021.

For those that don’t know, Kena: Bridge of Spirits follows Kena, a girl who sets out to discover the secrets surrounding an abandoned village. The game was announced during PlayStation’s Future of Gaming Showcase in June. Like other notable PS4 games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Marvel’s Avengers, players who purchase Kena: Bridge of Spirits on PS4 will get upgraded to the PS5 version for free.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits launches early next year on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Epic Games Store. You can watch its announcement trailer below. As we get more info on the game, we’ll be sure to let you know.

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