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Kena: Bridge of Spirits sequel unlikely, says developer

Kena: Bridge of Spirits
(Image credit: Ember Studios)

Kena: Bridge of Spirits developer Ember Lab has said that a sequel to the highly anticipated game is unlikely however suggests Kena could branch out into other mediums. 

In an interview with SoulVision Magazine (opens in new tab) (thanks, The Gamer (opens in new tab)), Kena: Bridge of Spirits developers Mike and Josh Grier said that they aren’t sure they’ll do a direct sequel to Kena: Bridge of Spirits and instead would prefer to do "another IP with the same style in terms of gameplay and story-driven experience."

That isn’t to necessarily say that Kena’s adventure will end once the credits roll at the end of the game though, as the Grier brothers explain, the game has "a lot of storytelling potential."

Instead, Josh suggests that Kena’s story could be adapted and expanded into another creative medium such as an animated series or movie adding: “Exploring and taking [Kena: Bridge of Spirits] into a more linear experience like a TV show or film is a possibility.”

One of the PS5’s most anticipated titles, Kena: Bridge of Spirits was first announced during the PS5 Future of Gaming event last year. The Pixar-esque game was originally set to release August 24, 2021, however, it was unfortunately delayed by just a few weeks and it is now due to release on September 21, 2021

In the game, players will take on the role of Kena, a young spirit guide who uses her magical abilities to assist deceased people to move onto the spirit world. This isn’t Kena’s only job either as the titular heroine will also be tasked with collecting the adorable spirit companions known as the Rot whilst taking out enemies with her magical staff. 

Kena: Bridge of Spirits will release on PS5, PS4, and PC on September 21, 2021. 

For more games to get excited about, take a look at our upcoming PS5 games list. 

Hope Bellingham
News Writer

After studying Film Studies and Creative Writing at university, I was lucky enough to land a job as an intern at Player Two PR where I helped to release a number of indie titles. I then got even luckier when I became a Trainee News Writer at GamesRadar+ before being promoted to a fully-fledged News Writer after a year and a half of training.  My expertise lies in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, cozy indies, and The Last of Us, but especially in the Kingdom Hearts series. I'm also known to write about the odd Korean drama for the Entertainment team every now and then.