While we already know that adaptive triggers will be used for Kena, the pair went into more detail during a chat with Official PlayStation Magazine UK. When asked about what players can expect from DualSense functionality for the highly-anticipated title, Mike revealed that the controller’s haptic feedback has a wide rage of applications.
We use haptics on all of Kena’s abilities and shield, and at the moment we use the adaptive triggers when using the bow. You have a little bit of resistance on the right trigger that tightens as you full draw. When you do have the string fully drawn the bow has more power and more accuracy and you’ll feel that tension in the trigger as you pull back. There are some fun minigames too; these train you up to use the bow.
Elsewhere, the magazine observed that it seems there’s enough leg room for DLC at some point, garnering the following reply from Josh:
Yeah, there’re definitely opportunities for additional spirits that we couldn’t get into this game that would have additional loops you could go on to open up in the game.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits is slated for release on PS5 and PS4 in Q1 2021.
[Source – OPM UK Issue 183/January 2021]