One year following their release of 2021 action-adventure video game Kena: Bridge of Spirits, animation and game development studio Ember Lab has released an Anniversary Update for all supported platforms. Pitched as the “biggest piece of DLC” for the game to date, features of it include a New Game+ mode, Charmstones, Spirit Guide Trials, Kena Outfits, accessibility features, and more. Although the reference to being DLC, the update is free for all players on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC (via Epic Games Store).
A more comprehensive list of features includes:
New Game+ – Players who’ve completed the game can set out on Kena’s journey from the beginning, taking advantage of their previously unlocked abilities, upgrades, outfits, Rot, etc, to take on completely redesigned and more demanding combat encounters.
Charmstones that are individually equipable – these unique collectibles each provide different adjustments to Kena’s stats and abilities.
Spirit Guide Trials, a new game mode challenging players’ skills with a variety of replayable challenges across three different categories: Obstacle Courses, Wave Defenses, and Boss Reflects. Completing the Spirit Guide Trials unlocks outfits for Kena, each one inspired by one of the characters she meets along her journey. Succeeding at bonus objectives within each trial can unlock color variations of each outfit, as well as some unique Charmstones.
New outfit, exclusive for Deluxe Edition owners.
and more, including a much welcomed Enhanced Photo Mode. Information on all new inclusions can be read about in the full patchnotes HERE.
Furthermore, a year on from first launching, Kena: Bridge of Spirits is now available available via Steam for PC, which includes the Anniversary Update included in it. With a 25% discount also available for the first 7 days post-release on Steam, you can typically nab a copy of Kena: Bridge of Spirits on Steam for:
US: $39.99 Standard | $49.99 Digital Deluxe
UK: £31.99 Standard | £39.99 Digital Deluxe
Europe: €39.99 Standard | €49.99 Digital Deluxe
Kena: Bridge of Spirits sets out to offer players “an action-adventure game that combines a compelling narrative with exploration, puzzle solving, and fast-paced combat”. It is pitched as “[delivering] a journey of self-discovery as Kena, a young Spirit Guide, restores balance to an ancient village in a once-thriving environment”.