Kena: Bridge of Spirits releases digitally for PlayStation 5 and PS4 tomorrow, but if you'd rather run the game off a disc and have a bit of plastic to display on your shelf, a physical version has been confirmed to be releasing in November. It will be provided in conjunction with Maximum Games as a Deluxe Edition that packages the game with the soundtrack and exclusive physical and digital items for $49.99. Pre-orders are being taken on the Maximum Games online store but the physical version will also be available for purchase at the usual retailers when it launches.
California based studio Ember Lab had gone on record with the promise it would look into deploying physical versions after the digital launch, and now we know to expect them two months later. In a press release, chief operations officer Josh Grier said: "Our community was extremely vocal about their desire for a physical edition from the moment we first announced the game. It’s an honor to create a game people want to add to their collections, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Maximum Games to make that happen so quickly after the initial launch."
And for those playing on PS5 — both digitally tomorrow and physically in November — many features take advantage of the current-gen system. Activity cards will be fully supported alongside over 200 Game Help videos, and two modes allow you to prioritise either the visuals or frame rate. Quality mode is said to be locked at 30 frames-per-second with a native 4K resolution while the default performance mode runs at 60 frames-per-second with an upscaled 4K output.
We're playing Kena: Bridge of Spirits for review at the time of writing, and will deliver our written verdict as soon as we can. Are you buying the game digitally or waiting for this physical version? Share your decision in the comments below.