Ember Labs, the studio behind Kena: Bridge of Spirits, has announced a photo mode for the game ahead of its September 21 release date.
According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, Kena: Bridge of Spirits’ photo mode will have a few unique features not found in other games.
As opposed to just pausing time, Bridge of Spirits gives players the choice to bring their characters to life in order to take the perfect picture. While in photo mode, Kena and the rest of the game’s characters will remain focused on you and modify their positions to accommodate for more intimate images that showcase their personalities in a more natural way.
In addition, there is a “Cheese” function in the photo mode. When you’ve found the perfect perspective and are ready to add another photo to your album, simply pick the function to have the characters in the photo shout “CHEESE” and strike a pose. Several characters in the game have multiple positions, according to Ember Labs, so you may capture different photographs at any point in the game without it becoming repetitive and forgettable.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits Photo Mode Screenshots
In an interview with Game Informer, Ember Labs producer Thomas Varga elaborated on the reasons for expanding Kena: Bridge of Spirits’ photo feature. “Developing photo mode and the Cheese function were exciting animation opportunities for us,” he said in the PlayStation Blog post. “Not only does this function introduce another entertaining element for players, it also allowed us to showcase character personalities as we developed each unique pose.”
Kena: Bridge of Spirits is an upcoming action-adventure game developed by Ember Lab. The game is presented from a third-person perspective. Kena is a young spirit guide who helps deceased people move from the physical to the spirit world. The player uses Kena’s staff for attacking enemies, and her pulse ability for defending against attacks. They are tasked with collecting small spirit companions known as the Rot. Kena: Bridge of Spirits will be released on PC, PS4, and PS5 on September 21.