Issue 329 – Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Last week, we revealed that Kena: Bridge of Spirits was the subject of our next cover story. Ember Lab debuted its action-adventure game at Sony's first PlayStation 5 showcase, where viewers got to see a lush and dangerous world – and some helpful little critters known as the Rot. That first glimpse was only the beginning. In our 14-page cover feature, we take an extensive look at the world of Kena and learn how a scrappy team went from obscurity to taking a spot on arguably the biggest stage in gaming.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits is as action-packed as the trailer showed, but that's only a small part of what it offers. Ember Lab put a surprising amount of heart into its first major release, telling a story not of destruction or revenge, but a touching tale about healing and redemption. In our extensive feature, we share stories about its development – including how they collaborated with traditional musicians to create Kena's amazing soundtrack – and also take a closer look at the systems and gameplay you'll be able to experience for yourself in a few short months. We saw the game running on PlayStation 5 hardware, and rest assured that we spend a lot of time exploring what new possibilities the tech is opening up for the team. There's a ton of information packed into our cover story, and we couldn't be more excited to share it with all of you. Read more...

2020