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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    Sniper Isabelle involves Predator: Hunting Grounds in new DLC

    The jungle is warming up come early july with new Predator: Hunting Grounds updates coming the right path! The latest new arrival is one we realize fans have already been patiently awaiting… She actually is finally joining Dutch in the “Choppa”… Alice Braga has lent her voice to create Isabelle to the game’s world. Year this new update can not only showcase our ninth DLC since launching last, nonetheless it will unleash a fresh playground – the Headquarters Map also. That’s right – nine DLC’s and six maps later, IllFonic keeps thinking about methods to challenge players in the jungle.

    Our paid DLC pack because of this summer re-introduces a fan favorite to the Predator: Hunting Grounds world, and it’s on the market. Help us in welcoming 2010’s Predators character Isabelle to the overall game. A sniper within an elite defense force, Isabelle was selected by the Predator menace as worthy prey to be hunted on an off-world game preserve. 1 of 2 survivors in a combined band of eight specialized killers, she were able to escape and returned to Earth. After joining the OWLF, it had been determined that “Izzy” had more confirmed Predator kills than any human…aside from Dutch.

    Now you, too, can harness her immense power among the fiercest competitors in the jungle. She not merely carries specializations which are tailored to her like sniper, rushdown, scavenger [and more], but she actually is a genuine glass cannon. Izzy is really a heavy hitter but watch your wellbeing; she pairs with a medic teammate best. QA says if you feel like your team is incomplete, she actually is that missing piece to a well-rounded crew.

    Izzy will be lost without her sniper rifle, and lucky for you personally, she leaves home without it never.  This DLC are certain to get you usage of the NRV-E early, AKA the best Sniper Rifle, may be the exact thing you should pick off Predators and enemies alike (it’ll be unlockable to all or any via gameplay by August 2021). Why is this tech so substantial is its Pred Shells that explode on contact. With this particular rifle, the steadier and sharper you’re, the more damage you shall do. The further you’re from your own target, the more destruction you shall cause. Think splash damage effect with exploding rounds. They’ll view it or you coming never.

    What fun is really a new character with out a new playground? This month’s free update is one all of us has been working hard to bring you, another map: Headquarters! That’s right; you have six maps to play through now. This is the most complex, spacious, and difficult map yet, and that statement is coming from our QA team!.

    Deep in the jungle, atop a large waterfall, the Stargazer fleet built their headquarters, a strong military base to facilitate their proxy wars while trying to draw the Predator to Earth. HQ comprises multiple bases, facility structures, and cabanas that sit atop the most challenging terrains the game has showcased yet.

    The Headquarters, initially, will feel just like a multi-floor labyrinth, with plenty of turns forcing players into close-quarters combat. Anyone up for an elevator battle royale? With so many hiding spots also to perch nowhere, HQ is really a Predator death trap for some really, but there may be one that can survive. An experienced Trapper Predator could possibly be stealthy to beat the fire team enough. But most that have played this new map make mincemeat out of the enemy.

    If the Headquarters may be the “burial grounds” for the Yautja friend, the Cabanas are where the Fireteam could meet their demise then. It’s a predkour paradise. With 12 different missions for the Fireteam to conquer; they’ll traverse the region often. This map showcases new missions unavailable to other maps also. Fireteams will undoubtedly be faced with an drone mission all, these become mobile alarm systems which will alert your enemies if they spot you. Get them before you’re seen by them, or perhaps a constant blast of Stargazer guerillas shall be coming after you. Or try your hand at the Maiden’s Treasure; this mission shall send teams on the best treasure hunt to unveil unexplainable Predator technology. These others and missions would be the key to unlocking bonus XP.

    WHEN I said, why is this map incredibly challenging isn’t just the missions or problematic fighting areas; it’s the terrain. This map showcases probably the most water-to-land ratio in the overall game yet. This implies when you can lure the Predator to the water, you’ll have your possiblity to short out the Predator – since water shall wreak havoc on its electrical systems; however, you’re a sitting duck by water as the jungle is all around you. Remember that you will be met by sheer cliffs and a rocky climb back up to HQ if you play in the water. The trek isn’t the most difficult part. Watch the cliffs, as they are a prime hiding spot for the guerillas who are ready to snipe you down.

    The team is pleased with this map really, and contains turn into a favorite of ours. You’re hoped by people like it as much as we do. Also, we did hear the grouped community require more background lore. You will uncover new insights on Stargazer and Keyes with Series 2 of the OWLF tapes! Lastly, new trophies, loot, masks, and fresh faces soon are hitting the jungle. Keep your eyes from our social media marketing to find out more on our patch and updates notes.

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