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Kena: Bridge of Spirits from indie studio Ember Lab announced for PS5

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Kena: Bridge of Spirits from indie studio Ember Lab announced for PS5

This beautiful, story-driven action-adventure game is a passion project from the small team at Ember Lab.

It’s hard to describe the excitement and pride we felt for our entire team as the trailer of our first game, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, was revealed during The Future of Gaming PS5 digital event. My brother Mike and I founded the studio with the goal of creating immersive content through compelling characters and cinematic worlds, and the reveal of Kena: Bridge of Spirits is the culmination of that vision.

Ember Lab is a small team with a background in film and animation. Before transitioning into game development, we were a boutique studio specializing in character development for animated commercials.

As young kids, we moved around a lot, following our dad on various expat assignments. Games centered us and allowed us to feel at home no matter where we were. Our love of games pushed us to create the fan film Majora’s Mask – Terrible Fate. Creating Kena: Bridge of Spirits was the natural next step for us.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a story-driven action adventure set in a charming world rich with exploration and fast-paced combat. Players find and grow a team of tiny spirit companions called the Rot, enhancing their abilities and creating new ways to manipulate the environment. Working with the support of Sony and the next-generation features of the PS5 gave us the opportunity to expand the immersive experience we envisioned and enhance the game’s unique play mechanics.

We are proud to have maintained an indie spirit and singular vision while working with a global team of artists and developers to bring the game to life.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits is truly a passion project born from our pursuit of creative storytelling, and we hope audiences around the world will love it as much as we do. We’re looking forward to sharing more about the project soon.


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  • Hooooo boy, this looks fantastic! Is that Ken Watanabe I hear?

  • Can’t wait to try this out. Apart from the usual AAA games, this seems to have a lot of heart put into it.

  • This game looks great, really looking forward for it.
    It so nice to have such cool surprises along with the big games reveal that we kinda expected to be anyway.

  • Is this PS5 exclusive? Is Sony publishing this? It looks beautiful and fun

  • This looks amazing :)

  • When can I pre order?? Is there a date yet ??

  • I want to thank everyone involved with this game, pat yourselves on the back for an amazing job so far.

    It looks amazing, every character and every detail just seems right.

    Hoping for an amazing story experience along with an amazing visual and game play experience.

    Keep at it!

  • There’s a Legends of Zelda feel to this game. I love it.

  • Your background in animation really shows. That was some of the most expressive, beautiful scenes I have seen in a very long time. Bravo!

    I cannot wait to see more about how the game plays.

  • Congratulations ember lab you guys blowed everyone minds with your beautiful game.. I cannot wait to play it on ps5

  • This is outstanding…super graphics used in this…zenith of creativity.

  • By far the most impressive game of the show if there was any…good job,was expecting Horizon 2 to blow everything outta water but no gameplay was shown.This game in terms of tech stole the show without doubt,was the only one that gave me a PS5 feel.And it looks simply great overall.

  • Please be a launch title. This game looks b-e-a-utiful!!!

  • Super stoked for this one, wish it would run at 60fps.

  • This game felt like a big hug combined with an exciting game. One hundred procent eye candy and one hundred procent hart. The world needs these kind of game more than ever.
    This game is number 1 on my list (there are a lot of games on number 1 right now lol). Thank you Ember Lab for making this.

  • It’s my favorite for now

  • This was my favorite game of the show. I hope we see more games like this next generation and less games with machine guns.

  • By far my favorite of the PS5 reveal aside from the Triple AAA staples ofc. This game is absolutely beautiful and everything from the visuals, soundtrack, dialogue, and gameplay makes me 1000% on board. Here’s hoping for Kena to be a launch title because it’s gonna be hard to wait.

  • So will the little Rot work kind of like Pikmin assistants gameplay wise or something else?

  • Day 1 buy 😍😍

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