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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    Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Heads to Rio de Janeiro in Season 2 Trailer

    Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Heads to Rio de Janeiro in Season 2 Trailer

    Fast & Furious: Spy Racers heads to Rio de Janeiro in season 2 trailer

    Universal and DreamWorks Animation have debuted the initial trailer for the next season of the hit Netflix Original series Fast & Furious: Spy Racers, on October 9 which finds the team going to Rio de Janeiro and is defined to debut. The trailer could be below viewed in the ball player!

    Inspired by Universal’s blockbuster Fast & Furious franchise, teenager Tony Toretto follows in the footsteps of his cousin Dom when he and his friends are recruited by way of a government agency to infiltrate at the very top racing league serving as a front for a nefarious crime organization bent on world domination.

    In Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rio, Tony and his crew attempt their first international mission to Brazil. In Rio once, they find that Ms. Nowhere’s latest recruit and formidable fellow racer, Layla Gray, is missing doing his thing during an undercover mission. Unwilling to behind leave family, Tony and the Spy Racers don secret identities to get Layla, but find yourself uncovering a sinister plot that keeps them guessing at every turn.

    “Entering season two we really wished to start to see the united team progress and undertake new challenges. We meet a fresh villain this year that I guarantee is unlike anyone we’ve ever battled in the Fast universe”, said executive producer Tim Hedrick. “Anticipate more of the nonstop crazy fun these Spy Racers are recognized for.”

    Tim Bret and Hedrick Haaland serve as executive producers and showrunners. Vin Diesel, Neal H. Moritz and Chris Morgan also executive produce and serve as producers on the live-action Fast & Furious franchise. Fast & Furious: Spy Racers features the talented voices of Tyler Posey (Alone; Teen Wolf) as “Tony Toretto,” Charlet Chung (Overwatch; Chuck) as “Echo,” Luke Youngblood (Community) as “Frostee Benson,” Jorge Diaz (Jane the Virgin) as “Cisco Renaldo,” Camille Ramsey (American Vandal) as “Layla Gray,” Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton; Altered Carbon) as “Ms. Nowhere,” and Avrielle Corti (Kipo and age Wonderbeasts) as “Rafaela.

    The second season of Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rio debuts on Netflix October 9.


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