Kena: Bridge of Spirits Free Anniversary Update Adds New Game Plus

Kena: Bridge of Spirits will receive an anniversary update today, including a New Game Plus mode among other features.

Originally released last year on PlayStation and PC (Epic) consoles, the free update adds a number of new features.

The game is also available via Steam starting today, with a 25% discount to celebrate for the first seven days.

Kena’s Anniversary Update is now available

New Game Plus is a major addition, allowing players to adventure again using their learned abilities.

Another great inclusion are equipable Charmstones which provide tweaks to stats and abilities, allowing players to customize their playstyle.

Additional customization has been added through new costumes for Kena and hats for her Rot companions.

These can be found in the new Spirit Guide Trials which offer additional challenges in three categories: Obstacle Courses, Wave Defenses, and Boss Reflects.

The press release also notes that new accessibility features have been included, although Eurogamer has not been able to verify what these are.

“Kena: Bridge of Spirits was our very first game, and as you’d expect, it means a lot to everyone at the studio,” said Josh Grier of developer Ember Lab.

“That’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 have completed the game to start over. Kena’s journey with all of their previously unlocked abilities, upgrades, outfits, rot, and more, plus revamped and more challenging combat encounters.

We described the game as “a gorgeous but unoriginal adventure” in our Kena: Bridge of Spirits review. It is “a game designed to be so harmless that there is no reason not to play it, or to play it at all”. This update should now provide one more reason to give it a shot.