Ember Lab’s adventure game Kena: Bridge of Spirits is about to hit its one year anniversary this September 27, and the studio has quite a load of free content heading out to players! The Kena: Bridge of Spirits next update features New Game+, new outfits, features and more!
Kena: Bridge of Spirits Next Update – Anniversary Update Overview:
Here’s the tl;dr version of what’s incoming:
- New Game+
- New enemy types and added boss phases
- Spirit Guide Trials
- New outfits (Deluxe Edition owners get an exclusive outfit all their own)
Read more on the new features and content being added below.
New Game+ — the mode will feature:
- Combat adjustments (redesigned and more challenging)
- New enemy types unique to New Game+
- “Many” bosses have some additional phases
Charmstones are being added with the September 27 update:
Individually equipable – these unique collectibles each provide different adjustments to Kena’s stats and abilities. Some Charmstones contain a benefit and a drawback, encouraging players to strategize about how they want to take on certain enemies and challenges. Rare Cursed Charmstones are aimed at players who want a serious challenge by attacking the game with reduced abilities. Players will find most Charmstones hidden around Kena’s world, with a few connected to another big addition: Spirit Guide Trials.
Spirit Guide Trials:
New Game Mode accessed from the Mask Shrine. It will fall into three different categories: Obstacle Courses, Wave Defenses, and Boss Reflects.
Each Trial can be played as many times as players want, and they include various objectives to complete within that particular Trial.
In the Obstacle Courses for example, players focus on Kena’s primary abilities: the Bow, Bomb, and Dash as they navigate through courses designed to test their accuracy, timing, and platforming.
Wave Defenses pit players against multiple rounds of increasingly difficult enemies. They must think strategically while pacing themselves through multiple waves of unique scenarios with limited chances to heal. We’ve prepared some pretty exciting and hair-raising enemy combinations here, so be prepared.
Boss Reflects allow players to revisit their favorite boss fights and perfect their tactics. While we love the excitement of all of our smaller combat encounters, we’re particularly fond of a good bossfight. We wanted to make sure players had the opportunity to retry these exciting events to their hearts’ content within one playthrough, experiment with new approaches, and become true masters.
New outfits are rewarded by completing Trials. These new clothing options are inspired by the characters Kena meets in her journey. Succeeding at bonus objectives within each Trial can unlock color variations of each outfit, as well as unique Charmstones.
That’s about it. Once the patch is out, you can bet we’ll let our readers know ASAP! You can read our review of Kean right here to see what we thought of when it was released.
Source: PlayStation Blog