Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a third-person action-adventure game developed by Ember Lab. Kena: Bridge of Spirits is available on PS4, PS5, and PC. You take on the role of Kena, a third-generation spirit guide tasked with assisting restless spirits on their way to the afterlife. Unfortunately, Kena’s house is being demolished by widespread corruption, and she must fight back. Many, though, may be unsure whether picking up Kena is worth their time or how long this game actually is.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits Trophy Roadmap
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 2/10 with the Master difficulty exploit (see explanation in Roadmap Step 3) — or 7/10 without the exploit due to the difficulty of Master difficulty.
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 12-15 Hours with Master difficulty exploit (20-25 Hours without)
- Offline Trophies: 42 (1🏆, 3🏆,9🏆, 29🏆)
- Online Trophies: 0
- Number of missable trophies: Basically all nine combat-related trophies, as there are very few adversaries outside of the plot and they do not respawn, but you need two playthroughs nonetheless (assuming you finish Master difficulty without exploit) to ensure you don’t miss anything – Piercing Blow, Weigh Them Down, Quick Draw, Bow Master, Sharpshooter, Between the Eyes, Return to Sender, Triple Threat, Triple Tap
- Glitched trophies: 2 – trophy No Stone Unturned, trophy Zen Master (some players have reported that the trophies for all Rots / Meditation Spots do not unlock, despite the fact that they have been gathered). This only impacts a subset of players, not all of them.)
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes, you must defeat the game on the highest difficulty setting, “Master difficulty,” in order to get the trophy Master Spirit Guide.
- Minimum Playthroughs: 1 with the Master Difficulty Exploit (see Step 3 of the Roadmap) / 2 without the exploit (1 on any difficulty to unlock Master difficulty, then 1 Master difficulty playthrough).
- Free-Roam / Level Select after Story?: Yes, after completing the storey, you will be returned to the Title Screen, where you can select “Continue” to proceed to the closing cutscene. Can continue exploring and returning to all regions to complete the collection of Collectibles.
- Release Date: September 21, 2021
The Kena Bridge of Spirits Trophy Guide is now available! This is an uncomplicated platinum award. About half the trophies are automatic storey unlocks, a quarter is combat-related, and the other quarter is for locating all Collectibles of each class. To get platinum, you must complete the game completely, which includes collecting all 210 collectibles and beating it on the hardest difficulty setting. Because of the difficulty that the Master difficulty is not available from the start, you must beat the game once on any difficulty (the easiest would work) and then restart it on Master difficulty. Because the highest difficulty isn’t available from the start you must beat the game once on any difficulty to unlock it (the least difficulty will suffice) and then replay it a second time on Master difficulty. However, there is an exploit that allows you to completely bypass Master difficulty (see Roadmap Step 3). The only trophies worth pursuing are those associated with battle, as adversaries do not respawn. But with some clever saves (described in Roadmap Step 1) you can go back to crucial areas fast. Please keep in mind that there is no save game transfer between the PS4/PS5 versions, thus if you want to platinum both console versions, you will have to restart everything and cannot autopop the trophies.
Step 1: Complete the story on any difficulty and earn any combat-related trophies.
Because Master difficulty isn’t available right away, you’ll have to beat the game on any other difficulty before you can access it. This can be accomplished by selecting “Story Mode” and playing at the lowest level of difficulty. Along the journey, keep an eye out for combat-related awards, as they are all technically missable. Outside of the main tale, there are only a few monsters to face, and they don’t respawn.
- Piercing Blow 🏆– Hit 3 Enemies with a single Rot Infused Arrow.
- Weigh Them Down 🏆– Destroyed a Moth enemy with a Bomb.
- Quick Draw 🏆– Hit 3 critical hit spots in 3 seconds.
- Bow Master 🏆– Hit 3 enemies with a single Multi-shot.
- Sharpshooter 🏆– Defeated an enemy by shooting a Bomb out of the air.
- Between the Eyes 🏆– Destroyed a Shield Sticks without breaking his shield.
- Return to Sender 🏆– Destroyed a Mage with its own bomb.
- Triple Threat 🏆– Destroyed 3 enemies with a single Parry.
- Triple Tap 🏆– Destroyed 3 enemies with a single dash attack.
Assuming you miss something, have no fear; you’ll need a second game on Master difficulty anyway (if you don’t use the exploit), and you can complete it then. As an added bonus, if you gain the “Dash” Ability, keep your manual save games from Forgotten Forest, Fields, and Village Heart and reload them to get the combat trophies.
Many of the Collectibles will not be available during your initial visit to a place, and some will be unlocked automatically as part of the storey later in the game. You can take whatever you find on your own, but cleaning up Collectibles after the tale is much easier when you have access to all skills and fast travel locations.
You should also use your skill points as soon as you can afford to learn a new skill. There have been complaints of a bug that resets your skill points at random. Normally, storey and collectibles give you more than enough points to complete all of your abilities, but if your skill points were reset as a result of the bug, you wouldn’t be able to get the trophy for completing all of your skills.
Step 2: Collectibles Cleanup
Following the storey, you are taken to the Title Screen. Simply clicking “Continue” will take you back to the beginning of the final cutscene. From there you can return to all regions and still locate all Collectibles. There are a total of 210 Collectibles (100 Rots, 51 Hats, 24 Flower Shrines, 10 Spirit Mail, 13 Cursed Chests, 12 Meditation Spots). Trophies necessitate the use of everything. Except for Meditation Spots, which are not tracked, each zone has a tracker on the map.
Step 3: Perform a Difficulty Playthrough (or Exploit)
The final and most hardest step for Platinum is completing Master Difficulty. There is no New Game+ option, so you need to start a whole new game from scratch. Simply replay the game on this difficulty level a second time. If you missed any fight trophies previously you can do them along the way too.
If you bought the game before patch 1.06 and never updated it, you’re in luck. This hack works on both PS4 and PS5 up to Patch 1.05 (and all previous patches). However, this has been corrected as of 1.06 and no longer works. You can do this only if you purchased the game before to the patch and never updated it:
- Easy access to Mountain Shrine at any time after the storey is completed (very north of map). While standing inside the Mountain Shrine Meditation Spot, perform a MANUAL SAVE (blue circle on ground).
- Interact with the Meditation Spot (press :triangle: ), this will trigger the final cutscene/credits. You can skip them by holding :x: .
- When you return to the main menu, begin a NEW GAME on MASTER DIFFICULTY.
- Continue playing on the New Game Master difficulty until you encounter the story’s first Rot.
- After having met the first Rot, hit Options-Button :opt: and load the MANUAL SAVE that you made in Step 1 (not the Master difficulty Autosave) (not the Master difficulty Autosave).
- You should be back at the Mountain Shrine by now. Re-interact with the Meditation Spot. Skip the cutscene. trophy The Master Spirit Guide trophy has been unlocked!