One year ago we were blessed with Kena: Bridge of Spirits, a gorgeously animated action-adventure from animation studio Ember Lab. It was exclusive to PlayStation and the Epic Game Store on PC.

The EGS exclusivity has expired, and now Kena is available on Steam, along with a hefty Anniversary Update, and a 25% discount ($29.99, with the discount).

The Anniversary Update is so big, the publisher is referring to it as free DLC.

The update adds collectible and equippable Charmstones that boost Kena’s stats. Charmstones can be earned from completing the new Spirit Guide Trials. The trials feature three different categories of challenges: obstacle courses, wave defense, and boss reflect.

New Game+ is also included in the update. A more powerful Kena can start from the beginning of the story with redesigned combat encounters to test their prowess.

“Kena: Bridge of Spirits was our very first game and, as you might expect, means a great deal to everyone at the studio,” says Josh Grier, Ember Lab. “It’s one of the reasons why developing this DLC has been a labor of love. In particular, we can’t wait to see fans play the New Game+ mode, which will allow players who’ve completed the game to restart Kena’s journey with all of their previously unlocked abilities, upgrades, outfits, Rot, etc, as well as redesigned and more challenging combat encounters.”

The Anniversary Update is free to all owners on PlayStation, Epic Games Store, and Steam. Kena: Bridge of Spirits is rated T for Teen.


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