Knack 2

Jun 12

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Knack 2 Hits PS4 September 5, New Trailer & Screens

See how Knack 2 improves on the original with improved platforming & puzzles, combat mechanics, co-op abilities and more.

Mark Cerny's Avatar Posted by Creative Director

It was great yesterday to announce September 5 as the launch date for Knack 2! We also got to show off a brand new trailer, so please take a look if you haven’t seen it already.

You may have seen from the trailers that Knack 2 is an evolution from the first game. The team has been focusing on variety of gameplay, so in addition to combat, there is quite a bit of platforming, some puzzle gameplay, and a few special modes of play such as driving a tank.

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Similar to the first game, Knack grows in size as he picks up parts, he can be anything from human sized to many times larger than that – but now the player has some control over Knack’s size, just tap R1 and he shrinks down to two feet tall! This leads to gameplay with a rather different feel, whether it be squeezing through tight gaps in a platforming section, or scaling a cliff using narrow ledges, or even using Knack’s discarded parts as a counterweight in a puzzle.

As part of the overall evolution, Knack has a greatly expanded move set and as a result, combat has become much deeper. He can transform a number of his parts into a shield, which is helpful when facing a half-dozen opponents at once – and if Knack puts up the shield with the right timing, he can parry arrows and other attacks right back at whoever fired them! Knack can also throw parts like a boomerang and stun enemies… and he can stretch out an arm twenty feet, grab his foes and pull them into range, at which point he can use a variety of kicks and punches, or a body slam to take them out.

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Couch co-op gameplay is an integral part of Knack 2 as well. There isn’t the concept of a “one player game” or a “two player game,” if you are playing by yourself and someone picks up a second DualShock 4 controller, they can join right in or leave just as easily. There are also special co-op attacks – for example: unleashing a flurry of punches on the other Knack will spray his parts like a machine gun at the enemies, damaging them.

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Gamers will have the chance to go hands-on this entire week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, and pre-orders will be live soon at PlayStation Store. If you’re in town for the show, come check it out!

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KBG29 said:

June 12th, 9:49 pm

Thank you for continueing this IP. I really enjoyed the first game. Hope this one is just as good, and stays true to what made the first one such a good, simple, fun game.

paulogy said:

June 12th, 10:08 pm

Hi Mark, glad to see Knack 2 progressing so well! So this passage “There isn’t the concept of a “one player game” or a “two player game,” suggests the entire campaign is available to be played with couch co-op? If so, great :-)

ZanFear said:

June 12th, 10:46 pm

I’m sure Sony could’ve slipped the trailer and date into their E3 conference! I’m baffled as to why they didn’t. Other conferences were close to 90mins.

    Welmosca said:

    June 13th, 12:13 am

    Agree 100%.

Welmosca said:

June 13th, 12:12 am

It’s a shame that I haven’t played Knack 1 yet but I’m glad to see it having a 2nd game…lookin forward to it.By the reading looks like the game was very improved over the 1st one.

PS:”unleashing a flurry of punches on the other Knack will spray his parts like a machine gun at the enemies” this is really cool.

    Subzero316 said:

    June 13th, 7:22 am

    There’s still time to check out the first game, really enjoyed playing knack looking forward to the second one.

brn-dn said:

June 13th, 12:24 am

This game is looking pretty nice!

dizeeStL said:

June 13th, 4:14 am

You know you care about Knack and your IPs when you put it out days before Destiny 2 launches.

Keep up the great work Sony! Cant wait for Knack 3 in VR!

    Feisar said:

    June 14th, 2:49 pm

    Not the same crowd I would say.

    October 27th is this 2017’s “Bad day to release a game”.

LeMatster said:

June 13th, 4:56 am

Good to see Knack again. I truly enjoyed the original game and I hope this one will be a hit or at least I hope it will get great reviews. Thanks Cerny and thank you for everything you’ve done for PlayStation.

Commodorefez said:

June 13th, 5:56 am

Extrem GOTY material right here

    Trendy_Kid said:

    June 13th, 6:25 am

    Dunkey is gonna have a field day.

Carlytto said:

June 13th, 6:49 am

Really enjoyed thee story of the 1st game. Glad to get a 2nd one. I also want them to bring back the companion app for this too.

YODA798907 said:

June 13th, 6:16 pm

Please update the PlayStation Vue app on Roku!!!

TomHoang said:

June 14th, 5:35 am

Loved the original, it was my very first PS4 game. Also went back to it last year when it was upgraded for the PS4 Pro and got that stubborn platinum. Knack 2, baby!!

Tarheel_Mark said:

June 14th, 7:53 am

I wonder how likely we’ll see the first Knack as a Plus game in the next couple of months. Still surprised it’s never been one. Now July or August would be a good time for it.

C-LOS_325 said:

June 14th, 2:12 pm

Will Knack 2 be able to hit 60fps at 1080p on PS4 Pro?

Feisar said:

June 14th, 2:47 pm

Cerny you are a monster! Guy is planning PS5 all day and putting together delightful family friendly games during his lunch break. What a giant of a human being!

As soon as Amazon.ca gets their act together I’ll pre-order this game.

Bravo to you sir.

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