Ember Lab might not have much pull in the game development space, but the animation studio is known for some memorable works in the past. In 2016, the studio released the Majora’s Mask: Terrible Fate, which combined real-world locations with CG characters.
However, the studio is making themselves known as a development company by revealing their first game project Kena: Bridge of Spirits. In development for PlayStation 5, Kena: Bridge of Spirits has players assume the role of Kuna, a Spirit Guide who is on a quest to uncover the mysteries surrounding the fall of her village. With her staff and loyal companions, players will set out to unlock new skills, uncover secrets, and restore the beauty of the land.
Ember Lab has been an animation studio since 2009. The indie team focused on creating character-driven animated commercials and branded game apps for clients, including, Coca-Cola, Major League Baseball, and Hisense.
To further their narrative skills, Kena: Bridge of Spirits will feature a bond between Kena and her Rot companions. Throughout the adventure, the bods between them will evolve as Kena’s skill gain power.
“We’ve had this game concept for some time, and we’re finally able to bring our vision to life with the support from Sony and the capabilities of the new hardware,” said Mike Grier, chief creative officer of Ember Lab. “We want Kena: Bridge of Spirits to immerse the player in a detailed, fantastical world that feels real.”
In case you missed it, you can watch the reveal trailer below:
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