Kena: Bridge of Spirits was revealed during the PlayStation 5 reveal event, and the game has managed to build a lot of hype around it ever since its reveal. The game was slated to release this year later in 2020 on PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5; however, it has been delayed due to the ongoing pandemic.
Ember Lab, the team behind Kena: Bridge of Spirits, recently announced that the transition to work from home due to the COVID-19 outbreak has “caused development to move slower” than expected. As a result, the game will now be releasing in Q1 2021. The team further adds that it will be using this time to polish the game and work towards delivering an experience that meets its vision.
The game portrays the story of Kena, who embarks on an adventure to find a “sacred mountain shrine.” It is a linear game with a hub-based world, and the combat predominantly revolves around Kena’s staff which can be upgraded to a bow. The game is inspired by the Zelda games.
The COVID-19 outbreak has led to the delay in the release of quite a number of games, and Kena: Bridge of Spirits is one of them. Considering Ember Lab is an indie developer, the challenges faced by them must have been much more.