Tales of Kenzera: ZAU Is The Next EA Originals-Published Game And It Looks Fantastic

Very keen.

Today’s stacked The Game Awards event has brought with it plenty of accolades, updates, first looks and surprise reveals, awarding some of this year’s best and most exciting games and studios while setting up an exciting future to come.

One new game announcement, another among a cohort that were unfortunately leaked early in part, is Tales of Kenzera: ZAU. It’s a 2.5D side-scrolling adventure from developer Surgent Studios and it’s the next game to be published under the EA Originals label after the likes of Wild Hearts and It Takes Two.

Tales of Kenzera: ZAU stars a shaman seeking the return of their father, and was revealed with a heartfelt introduction from actor and creator Abubakar Salim, and is set to launch on April 23rd next year.

Take a look at the first trailer below:

“Every story begins at the end of another…”

“Prepare to adventure into the beautiful and treacherous lands of Kenzera as Zau, a young shaman who bargains with the God of Death to bring his Baba back from darkness.

“Embark on a poignant single-player story shaped by actor Abubakar Salim’s own experience with grief, discovering how love gives us the courage to press on after devastating loss. Wield powers from the Sun and the Moon to defeat restless spirits in rhythmic combat and become a worthy Nganga: a spiritual healer. Discover a rich universe with untold lore of chaos and order and journey through mystical 2.5D realms awash with color and depth, emboldened by multi-award-winning composer Nainita Desai’s enchanting original score.

“Crafted by Surgent Studios, the entertainment studio founded by actor Abubakar Salim (Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Raised by Wolves) and published by EA Originals, Tales of Kenzera™: ZAU takes you on a thrilling emotional journey inspired by the rich myths of Bantu cultures.”