20 Questions (And Answers) About Kena: Bridge Of Spirits

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20 Questions (And Answers) About Kena: Bridge Of Spirits

Kena: Bridge of Spirits is our latest cover-story game, and we’ve dedicated 14 pages in our issue to Ember Lab’s adventure title. We’re sure you have plenty of questions about the game, which made its debut during Sony’s PlayStation 5 reveal event. We certainly did, so we spent several days talking with the team and seeing the game in action (on PlayStation 5 hardware!), and we have answers to some of the biggest questions we saw floating around online.

Who is Kena? Kena is the hero of the game. More specifically, she’s a spirit guide – a person with a special gift who can help guide restless spirits to a peaceful end. In Kena: Bridge of Spirits’ lore, people who have suffered great trauma or who have unresolved business can linger between the physical and spirit world, causing trouble for ordinary (living) people. Kena’s job is to understand what’s keeping them from moving on and helping them reconcile past events.

Does that mean if she dies in the game she will live on in limbo as a restless spirit because she wasn’t able to help other spirits while she was alive? Unfinished business, and all?
Oh. That’s a good question. I have no idea how to answer that. Maybe ask something easier?

Five Next Gen Worlds To Be Excited About

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Five Next Gen Worlds To Be Excited About

We are at the precipice of a new and enhanced generation of gaming. I couldn't be any more excited for what the future holds! The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X have a bevy of exclusive and upgraded titles planned for their unannounced launch dates and beyond. Because of that, there's so much to look forward to and too much to talk about. So, instead, I've selected five original IPs that I'm looking forward to the most.

GhostWire Tokyo was unexpectedly announced at last year's Bethesda Conference. Since then, fans far and wide have only been gifted a limited amount of info on the game's setting, characters, and gameplay. Nonetheless, the swelling excitement directed toward Tango Gamework's mysterious, paranormal RPG is undeniable. As far as we know, the night-shrouded streets of Tokyo serve as the game's primary backdrop. Players star as an unnamed main character with supernatural powers that must save the citizens of Japan's bustling capital from horrific, spiritual beings. With jaw-dropping visuals that showcase Tokyo's dense urban and suburban districts as well as fear-inducing poltergeists, players are in for a downright horrifying experience. And if that's not nearly enough to satisfy your interest in the game, we've got you covered with some Answers To Our Biggest GhostWire Tokyo Questions.

Five Next Gen Worlds To Be Excited About

about X hours ago from
Five Next Gen Worlds To Be Excited About

We are at the precipice of a new and enhanced generation of gaming. I couldn't be any more excited for what the future holds! The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X have a bevy of exclusive and upgraded titles planned for their unannounced launch dates and beyond. Because of that, there's so much to look forward to and too much to talk about. So, instead, I've selected five original IPs that I'm looking forward to the most.

GhostWire Tokyo was unexpectedly announced at last year's Bethesda Conference. Since then, fans far and wide have only been gifted a limited amount of info on the game's setting, characters, and gameplay. Nonetheless, the swelling excitement directed toward Tango Gamework's mysterious, paranormal RPG is undeniable. As far as we know, the night-shrouded streets of Tokyo serve as the game's primary backdrop. Players star as an unnamed main character with supernatural powers that must save the citizens of Japan's bustling capital from horrific, spiritual beings. With jaw-dropping visuals that showcase Tokyo's dense urban and suburban districts as well as fear-inducing poltergeists, players are in for a downright horrifying experience. And if that's not nearly enough to satisfy your interest in the game, we've got you covered with some Answers To Our Biggest GhostWire Tokyo Questions.

Take Game Informer's Next-Gen Survey

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Take Game Informer's Next-Gen Survey

With the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X months away, we want to know your thoughts about the upcoming wave of new hardware. Which system are you most excited for? How much do you care about backwards compatibility? What do you think about games having a potential $70 price point? You can answer those questions and more by taking our next-gen survey below!

In a couple weeks, we'll take a look back at your responses and feature the data in the upcoming issue. It's all anonymous, so be honest!

Take Game Informer's Next-Gen Survey

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Take Game Informer's Next-Gen Survey

With the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X months away, we want to know your thoughts about the upcoming wave of new hardware. Which system are you most excited for? How much do you care about backwards compatibility? What do you think about games having a potential $70 price point? You can answer those questions and more by taking our next-gen survey below!

In a couple weeks, we'll take a look back at your responses and feature the data in the upcoming issue. It's all anonymous, so be honest!

Two-Player Games For a Locked-Down Life

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Two-Player Games For a Locked-Down Life

If you’re a tabletop enthusiast, recent months may have come with an extra frustration. Beyond being stuck at home a lot and wearing a mask everywhere we go, it’s simply a lot harder to safely get together with friends to play a great game. If you’re in that camp, but you have at least one partner, spouse, or roommate close at hand, then there are still some great options to explore. While plenty of tabletop games support two-player options, these recent and excellent releases are built from the ground up for a pair of gamers to enjoy together.

An abridged version of this article originally ran in Game Informer Issue 328.

Two-Player Games For a Locked-Down Life

about X hours ago from
Two-Player Games For a Locked-Down Life

If you’re a tabletop enthusiast, recent months may have come with an extra frustration. Beyond being stuck at home a lot and wearing a mask everywhere we go, it’s simply a lot harder to safely get together with friends to play a great game. If you’re in that camp, but you have at least one partner, spouse, or roommate close at hand, then there are still some great options to explore. While plenty of tabletop games support two-player options, these recent and excellent releases are built from the ground up for a pair of gamers to enjoy together.

An abridged version of this article originally ran in Game Informer Issue 328.

Check Out The New Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy Set

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Check Out The New Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy Set

With more than 80 expansions and increasingly complex mechanics, the Pokémon Trading Card Game can be difficult to fully grasp for those who haven't played a CCG before. While it's certainly one of the more approachable card games, the Pokémon Company wanted to make sure people who have never even thought about battling with cards could do so with Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy.

This set comes packaged like a board game and includes everything you need to learn how to play the Pokémon Trading Card Game and get through a match in under 30 minutes. The box includes three decks, the game board, tutorial guides, and a rulebook, as well as a special large coin featuring the stars of the included decks: Pikachu, Mewtwo, and Charizard. You also get damage counters and a code card for Pokémon Trading Card Game Online.

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Check Out The New Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy Set

about X hours ago from
Check Out The New Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy Set

With more than 80 expansions and increasingly complex mechanics, the Pokémon Trading Card Game can be difficult to fully grasp for those who haven't played a CCG before. While it's certainly one of the more approachable card games, the Pokémon Company wanted to make sure people who have never even thought about battling with cards could do so with Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy.

This set comes packaged like a board game and includes everything you need to learn how to play the Pokémon Trading Card Game and get through a match in under 30 minutes. The box includes three decks, the game board, tutorial guides, and a rulebook, as well as a special large coin featuring the stars of the included decks: Pikachu, Mewtwo, and Charizard. You also get damage counters and a code card for Pokémon Trading Card Game Online.

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What We'd Want From A Zelda 35th Anniversary Celebration

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What We'd Want From A Zelda 35th Anniversary Celebration

Yesterday, Nintendo surprised everyone with a Direct announcing several things related to the 35th anniversary of the Super Mario series. These announcements include a collection of 3D Mario remasters, Super Mario All-Stars coming to Nintendo Switch Online, an enhanced port of Super Mario 3D World, a Super Mario Bros. battle royale, a mixed-reality Mario Kart product, and other in-game celebrations. The onslaught of news and games to look forward to got me thinking about what I'd love to see when my favorite Nintendo series, The Legend of Zelda, turns 35 years old early next year.

While my suggestions are loosely modeled after the announcements made during the Super Mario Direct, I did take some liberties in other places. Check out what I'd love to see from a Zelda 35th anniversary and chime in with your own suggestions in the comments!