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Kena: Bridge Of Spirits Has Been Pushed Back To 2021

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Game delays are quickly becoming a staple in the industry during these uncertain times, and for good reason. With many developers moving to work-from-home environments and many communities at a standstill, a spanner has well and truly been thrown in the works and the health and safety of studio staff (hopefully) comes before anything else.

The latest upcoming game to be hit with something of a delay is Kena: Bridge of Spirits, a game that we’ve been very excited for here at WellPlayed since its announcement at the PlayStation 5 State of Play earlier this year. Developer Ember Lab has been on the marketing circuit a little these past weeks with a massive feature in Gameinformer that gave fans a deeper look into the game as well as some insightful comparisons between the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of the game along with a very interesting PlayStation 5 UI tidbit.

The team took to social media today to announce the delay, citing work-from-home development struggles and a desire to ship as polished a product as possible. The game will now release at some point in Q1, 2021. You can see the statement below:

While obviously disappointing given the level of excitement around Kena: Bridge of Spirits, this is ultimately the best move in these situations and we wish Ember Lab the best over these next few months.

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Kieron started gaming on the SEGA Master System, with Sonic the Hedgehog, Alex Kidd and Wonder Boy. The 20-odd years of his life since have not seen his love for platformers falter even slightly. A separate love affair, this time with JRPGs, developed soon after being introduced to Final Fantasy VIII (ie, the best in the series). Further romantic subplots soon blossomed with quirky Japanese games, the occasional flashy AAA action adventure, and an unhealthy number of indie gems. To say that Kieron lies at the center of a tangled, labyrinthine web of sexy video game love would be an understatement.


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