The Ember Lab team has made the decision to postpone it Kena: Bridge of Ghosts until September 21 to “polish the game on all platforms”. The new release date results in a delay of nearly a month from the original launch on August 24. Ember Lab announced the delay via his Twitter account.
— Kena: Bridge of Spirits (@emberlab) July 28, 2021
The reason for the delay is stated simply as needed for polishing, something the team says is “critical to ensure the best experience” for players.
The full statement reads:
We’ve made the difficult decision to postpone the release of Kena to September 21 to improve the game across all platforms. The team has worked extremely hard and we believe the extra time is critical to ensure the best experience possible.
We know many of you are eager to play and we appreciate your patience as the team continues to work to deliver the best version of Kena.
Thanks for your great support!
-The Ember Lab Team
The original August release date was announced in February this year, along with the game’s standard launch price of $40. The team is slowly revealing new details about: kena in the months leading up to release, including how battles will be modified by the Rot’s various abilities. We also saw how the DualSense will work for kena, and got teased for possible DLC ghosts in the time after the game’s release.
Kena: Bridge of Ghosts is a highly anticipated game since its announcement last year at the unveiling of the PS5. Originally slated for a late 2020 release, the game was pushed to early 2021 before being delayed again to August. That date seemed stuck until today, when the team announced this further delay for a little extra sparkle for the launch.
Kena: Bridge of Ghosts will be released on September 21, 2021.