Thursday, October 28, 2021

Kena: Bridge of Spirits Has Already Recouped Its Development Costs

Kena: Bridge of Spirits was released in September to largely positive reviews (including a 9 out of 10 from us) and has performed well in sales. So much so that, according to developer Ember Labs, the game has already broken even on its development cost. In an interview with Bloomberg, Ember Lab heads Josh and Mike Grier discussed Kena's road from development to release. To their surprise, the game has apparently sold well, and while they don't divulge specific sale numbers, they say it's already recouped its initial development costs. It's unclear how much money Kena had behind it, but this is great news for the small studio.  "It's hard to tell what's a huge success," said Josh in the article. "Sony's happy." Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a third-person action-adventure title that stars Kena, a spirit guide, who guides small critters called the Rot to purify a land plagued by a supernatural blight. Along the way, you'll assist wayward souls to help ferry them to the afterlife, while action consists of melee and ranged combat. The game has an old-school linear design and scope, plus it's quite the looker in the art department (Ember Labs cut its teeth as an animation studio, after all). Kena is available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via the Epic Games Store.  Be sure to read the full interview to learn more about the Kena: Bridge of Spirits' pre-release marketing, as well as our coverage hub for extensive background on the game itself. [Source: Bloomberg]
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    Free Play Days – Hunt: Showdown, Warhammer: Chaosbane, and Sea of Thieves

    Travel the high seas as a pirate, hunt down nightmarish creatures, or enter a dangerous fantasy world with Free Play Days starting today. Hunt: Showdown, Warhammer: Chaosbane, and Sea of Thieves are all available this weekend in Free Play Days for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members from Thursday, September 17 at 12:01 a.m. PDT until Sunday, September 20 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.


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    Find and install the games here on Xbox.com. Clicking through will send you to the Microsoft Store, where you must be signed in to see the option to install with your Xbox Live Gold membership. To download on console, click on the Gold member area on the home dashboard on your Xbox One.


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    Purchase the games and other editions at a limited time discount and continue playing while keeping your Gamerscore and earned achievements during the event! Please note that discount percentage may vary by region.


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    • Hunt: Showdown
    • Warhammer: Chaosbane
    • Sea of Thieves

    Hunt: Showdown
    Savage, nightmarish monsters roam the Louisiana swamps, and you are part of a group of rugged bounty hunters bound to rid the world of their ghastly presence. Banish these creatures from our world, and you will be paid generously. Hunt: Showdown‘s competitive, match-based gameplay mixes PvP and PvE elements to create a uniquely tense experience where your life, your character, and your gear are always on the line. Now updated with a brand new Solo PvE mode “Trials” to let you complete fun challenges and earn new rewards. Expand your Hunt: Showdown adventure with DLCs including Legends of the Bayou, The Revenant, and Double or Nothing.

    Warhammer: Chaosbane
    You are the last hope for the Empire of Man, battling Chaos hordes in a world dominated by magic and war. Choose between five different character classes, each with unique skillsets and equipment, for epic clashes against over 70 types of monsters and the Chaos gods they are aligned with. Either solo or with up to four of your friends, a varied and rich gaming experience awaits you in the first hack-and-slash game set in the Warhammer fantasy world.

    Sea of Thieves
    Talk Like A Pirate Day has arrived, and there are antics aplenty for players venturing into Rare’s shared world pirate adventure, Sea of Thieves, this weekend. With a special Gold & Glory Weekend also offering double gold and reputation for savvy sailors playing between September 18-21, there are some glorious gains to be made – and the swashbuckling shenanigans don’t stop there! The in-game Storytelling emote will also be given to Xbox Game Pass members playing during September 17-20, just to make sure our pirates have the right tools to regale others with their tales from the seas. The Summer of Sea of Thieves event is ongoing until September 30, also offering opportunities to snag a fine stash of player titles and cosmetics. There’s never been a better time to be a pirate!


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