Tales of Kenzera™: ZAU

Electronic Arts

Wield the dance of the shaman. Reclaim your father’s spirit.

Brave the beautiful and treacherous land of Kenzera with the God of Death in Tales of Kenzera™: ZAU, a thrilling metroidvania-style adventure crafted by Surgent Studios.

A grieving boy begins to read a Bantu tale written by his late father. Adventure into the lands of Kenzera as Zau, a young shaman who bargains with the God of death to bring his Baba back from darkness. With your cosmic powers and untried courage, you advance into unknown mythological lands. Will you embrace the dance of the shaman?

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. 

Tales of Kenzera™: ZAU key features

Become the warrior shaman

Embark on a poignant single-player story presented in meticulously hand-crafted animation and narratively shaped by actor Abubakar Salim’s own experience with grief,  discovering how love gives us the courage to press on after devastating loss.

The Dance of the Sun and Moon Masks

Wield cosmic powers from the Sun and the Moon to defeat restless spirits in rhythmic combat, from the warped and corrupted tricksters (the Tokoloshe) to the mighty Impundulu or GaGorib. Temporarily freeze enemies and elements of the environment using the power of the Moon Mask or launch fiery spears with the Sun Mask. 

Set foot in a mystical realm

Discover a universe inspired by Bantu tales, rich with untold lore of chaos and order, memories of ancient shamans, sacred spirits and fascinating creatures. Leap, glide and unlock abilities to advance through the Highlands, Woodlands and Deadlands in this metroidvania-style adventure.