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Revision as of 12:37, 21 September 2021

Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Kena: Bridge of Spirits cover
Developers
Ember Lab
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows September 21, 2021
Reception
OpenCritic 85
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Adventure
Art styles Stylized
Themes Fantasy
Kena: Bridge of Spirits on HowLongToBeat
Kena: Bridge of Spirits on IGDB
Kena: Bridge of Spirits on Wikipedia

Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a third-person action-adventure game developed and published by Ember Lab. It is the first title of the studio.[1]

Announced on June 11, 2020 and initially set to become available later in 2020, the game was delayed twice, and subsequently to the final release date of September 21, 2021.[2][3][4][5]

In June 2021, participants of the Tribeca Festival were offered a chance to play a time-limited demo of the game via online streaming.[6][7]

The full version of the game was released for Windows on Epic Games Store.

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Digital Deluxe Edition is also available.
Windows

Version differences

Pre-orders include celebration hats for the Rot.[8]
Digital Deluxe Edition includes a golden Rot skin, a unique silver Kena staff, and the digital soundtrack.[9]

Essential improvements

Skip intro video

Delete or rename the intro video file[10]
  1. Navigate to <path-to-game>\Kena\Content\Movies\
  2. Delete or rename EmberLogo.mp4.
A game update is likely to restore the file.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Kena\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Kena\Saved\SaveGames\

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher

Video

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Cutscenes are pillarboxed. Use the related PCGW community tool as a workaround.
See also FOV reduction at ultra-wide resolutions.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Scales with the Textures setting.[11]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Sharpened TAA with its quality controlled by the Post Processing Quality setting.[12]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
FMVs are at 24 FPS.[13]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
[14]
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.

Input

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Some out-of-game actions are not remappable.[Note 1]
Mouse acceleration
No acceleration option.
Mouse sensitivity
Labeled Camera Sensitivity.
Mouse input in menus
Backing out of a menu requires keyboard use.[16]
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Y and X axes inversion toggles.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Labeled Camera Sensitivity and shared with mouse sensitivity.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Y and X axes inversion toggles shared with the mouse.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
[17]
Xbox button prompts
Xbox Controller Icons selectable in the settings.
Impulse Trigger vibration
[18]
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
[17]
Haptic feedback
Vibration Function toggle within the Game settings.[17]
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
[17]

Audio

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, SFX, Music, Dialogue, Cutscene volume sliders.
Surround sound
[19]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Issues fixed

FOV reduction at ultra-wide resolutions

Starting a new game may cause the field of view to be reduced compared to 16:9 at ultra-wide resolutions.[10]

Use the related PCGW community tool to patch the game.[10]
Save the game, restart it, and load the save file.[10]

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 Selectable in the Graphics settings.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio Wwise

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-3220
AMD FX-6100
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 650
AMD Radeon HD 7750
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. Q,E,Z,X,F,R,V,C, LMB and RMB are always used to control the photo mode, while Esc and R are always used to back out of a menu and restore default settings.[15]

References

  1. Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a familiar adventure game elevated by amazing art - last accessed on 2021-09-20
  2. Kena: Bridge of Spirits is coming to PC later this year - last accessed on 2020-09-14
  3. An update to our Kena community - last accessed on 2020-09-14
  4. Kena Gameplay Trailer - last accessed on 2021-02-26
  5. Kena: Bridge of Spirits once again delayed, but only until September - last accessed on 2021-07-28
  6. Kena: Bridge Of Spirits And Seven Other Indie Games Get Playable Demos At Tribeca Games Festival – Here Is How You Can Play - last accessed on 2021-06-17
  7. Sign Up to Demo Twelve Minutes, Kena: Bridge of Spirits and More at Tribeca Festival - last accessed on 2021-06-17
  8. [1] - last accessed on 2021-09-14
  9. [2] - last accessed on 2021-09-08
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Verified by User:Rose on 2021-09-21
  11. Verified by User:Rose on 2021-09-21
    r.MaxAnisotropy gets set from 0 to 8, as seen in the console.
  12. Verified by User:Rose on 2021-09-21
    r.DefaultFeature.AntiAliasing is set to 2 irrespective of the quality settings, r.PostProcessAAQuality scales from 3 to 6 depending on the in-game setting, r.Tonemapper.Sharpen is set to 3, as seen in the console.
  13. Verified by User:Rose on 2021-09-21
    The game reached over 250 FPS at the gameplay at the lowest settings, and over 600 in the menu, as displayed by RivaTuner. The file information of the 19 FMVs (total runtime of 43:38) found in \MoviesPC\Cutscenes\ indicates that they are at 24 FPS.
  14. Verified by User:Rose on 2021-09-21
    No dedicated option in the game settings. Running the game with HDR enabled in Windows 10 in either Graphics API mode did not result in Special K detecting HDR.
  15. Verified by User:Rose on 2021-09-21
    Some of these buttons are not on the list of remappable controls, while remapping the others has no effect on the mentioned controls.
  16. Verified by User:Rose on 2021-09-21
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 Verified by User:Rose on 2021-09-21
    Tested with an Xbox Wireless Controller.
  18. Verified by User:Rose on 2021-09-21
    Process Explorer did not list Windows.Gaming.Input.dll when the game was fully loaded and ran with an Xbox Wireless Controller connected.
  19. Verified by User:Rose on 2021-09-21
    Tested on a 5.1 sound system - the rear speakers were used for positional audio as confirmed in Orban Loudness Meter.