Kena: Bridge of Spirits Takes Two Seconds to Start on PlayStation 5

Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Image: Ember Lab

We’ve been hearing snippets about the incredible loading speeds Sony’s PlayStation 5 SSD will be capable of for some time now. Well, here’s another for the books. How about two seconds! Hold my (insert random drink here) cannot even be said quick enough by most folks before this game’s up and running. According to Chiphell, Kena: Bridge of Spirits will do just that. If you’re not familiar with this title, then don’t worry. You’ll probably hear a lot more about it for a number of other reasons. But first, a little description of the game.

A story-driven action adventure with a stunning visual aesthetic combining exploration with fast-paced combat. Players find and grow a team of charming spirit companions called the Rot, enhancing their abilities and creating new ways to manipulate the environment. Kena: Bridge of Spirits seamlessly blends action and narrative into an unforgettable experience. Travel with Kena, a young Spirit Guide on a quest to uncover the mysterious story surrounding the demise of the village.

Announcement Trailer

How about a trailer you can watch in 4K to really show off the game’s visuals?

This game looks like a blend of some old, but great, platformers combined with some nice third-person views. A touch of Monster Hunter, Pokémon, along with a few others, and it could be a new hit. The game’s developer, Ember Lab, also stated it will not have any microtransactions. Some might wonder if games can even still be made that way. Lastly, it’s incorporated the PlayStation 5 controller’s adaptive triggers in an innovative way. The main character’s primary weapon is a bow, and the tension of the bowstrings will have an effect on the triggers.

Obviously, you will feel the tension of the buttons, but when you pull up the bow and add the elf Rot, you will dynamically feel that Rot is jumping in. Then when we let Rot move from left to right on the screen When you move to the right, you can also feel it moving from left to right in your hand.

Release Info

Kena: Bridge of Spirits will also continue a recent trend with we’ve seen for a number of upcoming PS5 games. Those who purchase it on PS4 will be able to upgrade it for free on PS5. No official release date has been announced but it is rumored to arrive in either November or December 2020.

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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