One of the best indie games of this year is getting a physical edition. Ember Lab, an indie developer an animation studios, is releasing a Physical Deluxe Edition of its first game, Kena: Bridge of Spirits. The Physical Deluxe Edition will be available Friday, November 19, on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 ($49.99).

The titular young heroine is a Spirit Guide. With the help of her magic staff and cute little companions called Rot, she sets out on a journey to restore balance to her world.

The Zelda-like action-adventure game features combat, platforming, and puzzle-solving. The Rot can join Kena in battle by earning and expending courage, enhancing her abilities and distracting enemies, as well as solving different tasks.

The Physical Deluxe Edition includes a retail-exclusive sticker sheet, digital soundtrack, and several in-game goodies such as unique hats and skins for the Rot.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits has been nominated for three awards in the upcoming The Game Awards, including Best Indie and Best Debut Indie. The game is also available in standard and digital deluxe editions on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC (Epic Games Store). It’s rated T for Teen with Fantasy Violence.


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