Knack has local co-op to help younger players enjoy the game

Wednesday, 21st August 2013 14:58 GMT By Dave Owen

PlayStation 4 launch game Knack will feature a local co-op mode designed to help kids around 5-7 years old play the game. At Gamescom Mark Cerny showed a short demonstration of same-screen play. A second player took control of a robot version of Knack who was able to provide support for the first player.

The robotic Knack has the same combative abilities as the first player, and is able to collect parts of broken enemies to make themselves bigger. They can then donate these parts to Knack if he gets damaged or whittled down to a vulnerable size.

Cerny said that the co-op could allow a parent to jump in with their child to support them, or that the child could play as the robot Knack to lend a hand to their parent.

Knack has been designed to have broad family appeal. It’ll have two difficulty modes, one aimed at beginner players, the other at seasoned veterans looking for an old-fashioned challenge.

Knack is a PlayStation 4 launch title.

Thanks, Joystiq.



  1. Templar_Dante

    The PS4 is going to be a machine for everybody. Like the PS2 was, like the PS3 never was.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. DrDamn

    I’m coming around to this. Latest screens look really nice and newer environments look a lot more appealing gameplay wise too. I would like to see it sensibly priced though. £20-£30 for the digital version and I’d definitely give it a go. The feature mentioned above would make it a nice game to play with my 5 year old son too.

    #2 1 year ago

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