The formerly animation and digital content studio, Ember Lab, is currently working on their first ever game, called Kena: Bridge of Spirits. It has been showcased at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, New York, an event that has the legendary Robert De Niro as one of its founders. The game is a third-person action-adventure game with sandbox environments, and will see players take up the mantle of a young spirit guide named Kena, who helps deceased souls travel from the physical into the spirit world. The demo of the game has received largely positive reviews, and it seems as though the game is going to be a unique take on the very well-explored third-person open world genre. The game is currently slated for release to Windows, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 on August 24, 2021. In this article, we will be taking a look at the possibility of this game coming to the Nintendo Switch sometime in the future.
A large portion of the gameplay elements in Kena: Bridge of Spirits has been revealed, with Kena’s main weapon being her staff, which she can use to perform light, heavy, and charged attacks. Later, an upgrade to the staff will allow players to double it as a bow. Kena’s pulse ability serves both as a shield when staving off attacks from enemies, as well as a detective-mode style view to look for clues and objects to interact with. Kena can also gather small and extremely cute companions named the Rot, who can be used to move objects, distract enemies, or take certain useful shapes. They will join you in battle once you damage enemies and they gain courage to do so.
As mentioned before, the developers, Ember Lab, were originally an animation studio, and they have signed a console-exclusive deal with Sony Interactive Europe to grow their team to 15 core employees in order to develop Kena: Bridge of Spirits. Seeing as Sony played such a vital role in the development of the game as well as the fact that Ember Lab signed a console exclusive deal with them, it seems very unlikely that the game will ever see the light of day on the Nintendo Switch or any Xbox console. However, we can certainly hope that more work of this ambitious but small game studio will eventually grace the screens of the Nintendo Switch and the Xbox consoles.
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