The official release date for Kena: Bridge of Spirits from developer Ember Lab was announced during Sony’s State of Play event.

According to the trailer, Kena: Bridge of Spirits will release on August 24 and will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and the Epic Games Store.

With the Kena: Bridge of Spirits being a visual masterpiece, being able to dig deeper into the game’s combat today was an absolute delight. Here’s a quick recap! 

Kena: Bridge of Spirits Gets August Release Date

During Sony’s State of Play event on February 25, a trailer for Kena: Bridge of Spirits was shown that provides a closer look at combat and reveals the official release date of August 24.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits looks absolutely gorgeous with the trailer opening on a tranquil forest scene with a cute little spirit holding a leaf before plopping down and approaching Kena.

According to the trailer description, these spirit companies are called the Rot and in the trailer, we learn that they’re usually timid but seem to be fond of Kena as several can be seen encircling here and bouncing around. 

The trailer provides some story information as well, with Kena visiting the village with the cute little Rot spirits looking for passage to the Sacred Mountain Shrine.

Kena is asked to help trapped spirits who linger in the area, as doing so is the only way she’ll be able to reach the Sacred Mountain Shrine. Combat is also shown in the trailer with Kena facing off against a masked enemy, while several other enemy types are shown.

It seems like Kena will have the ability to dodge roll out of harm’s way, strike foes with her staff, activate the staff’s abilities for ranged attacks, use the staff like a bow, use a spirit shield that forms a protective bubble around Kena, and recharge through meditation. 

The soundtrack that accompanies the trailer is also breathtaking, and we were excited to learn that the Official Digital Soundtrack is included with purchase of the game’s Deluxe Edition.

Speaking of which, pre-orders for Kena: Bridge of Spirits are now available! 

The base version can be purchased for $39.99 and there’s a Deluxe Edition available for $49.99 that includes the Official Digital Soundtrack, a unique Kena Staff, and a Golden Rot Skin.

Adding that gamers who pre-order Kena: Bridge of Spirits will receive Celebration Hats for your Rot companions. You know, if you want to give them little hats which honestly, who wouldn’t? 

For those looking for additional insight into Kena: Bridge of Spirits, here’s the game’s official description as seen on its PlayStation Store page.

“Immerse yourself in a story-driven action-adventure set in a charming world rich with exploration and fast-paced combat. Play as Kena, a young Spirit Guide travelling to an abandoned village in search of the sacred mountain shrine.

Find and grow a team of tiny spirits known as the Rot who maintain balance by decomposing dead and rotting elements.

Enhance your companions’ abilities, create new ways to manipulate the environment and uncover the secrets of a forgotten community hidden in an overgrown forest where wandering spirits are trapped.” 

Again, Kena: Bridge of Spirits is scheduled to release on August 24 and will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and for PC via the Epic Games Store. Pre-orders of the game are currently available with offers including a Standard Edition for $39.99 and a Deluxe Edition for $49.99. 

For more on Kena: Bridge of Spirits, be sure to check out the developer's official website, and stay tuned for more Kena: Bridge of Spirits coverage here at Prima Games!