Ember Lab’s awesome debut effort Kena: Bridge of Spirits is getting a chunky anniversary update, which will include New Game+ and much more on PS5 and PS4. The patch – due out on 27th September – will bundle in brand new outfits, all unlocked through a game mode named Spirit Guide Trials. These will challenge “players’ skills with a variety of replayable challenges across three different categories: Obstacle Courses, Wave Defenses, and Boss Reflects”.

In addition, new Charmstones will allow you to further tailor the gameplay to your personal playstyle: “These unique collectibles each provide different adjustments to Kena’s stats and abilities.” Meanwhile, the New Game+ mode will not only allow you to bring forward all of your unlocks, but will also adjust the gameplay experience to keep the adventure fresh. To round out the update, there’ll be improvements to Photo Mode and an extra exclusive outfit for Deluxe Edition owners. And yes, there’ll be more hats!

It sounds like this is going to freshen up an already outstanding game, which we awarded a 7/10 in our original review. “The wonderful visuals and music leave a strong impression, while the gameplay is simple but enjoyable,” we wrote. “This is a solid action platformer with lots of personality, and a strong debut from Ember Lab.”

[source ign.com]