Bring a friend for some co-op platforming action in Knack 2, out on PS4 this September

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Bring a friend for some co-op platforming action in Knack 2, out on PS4 this September

New E3 trailer showcases the upcoming action adventure sequel

It was great to announce 5th September as the launch date for Knack 2! We also got to show off a brand new trailer, so please check it out below 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 gameplay variety, so in addition to combat, there is quite a bit of platforming, puzzles to solve, and a few special modes of play, such as driving a tank.


Similar to the first game, Knack grows in size as he picks up parts. He can grow 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 his arm to over twenty feet, grab his foes to pull them into range, at which point he can use a variety of kicks and punches, or a body slam to take them out.


Couch co-op gameplay is an integral part of Knack 2 as well. This isn’t the standard “one player game” or “two player game” concept. If you are playing by yourself and someone picks up a second Dualshock 4 controller, they can jump right into the action… and 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 enemies, damaging them.

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 on PlayStation Store. If you’re in town for the show, come check it out!

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