Knack announced for PlayStation 4
posted on 02.20.13 at 06:31 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Directed by Mark Cerny, developed by SCE Japan Studio.

The first game announced for PlayStation 4 at Sony’s PlayStation Meeting in New York City tonight is Knack, a Pixar-looking game directed by the system’s lead architect Mark Cerny and developed by SCE Japan Studio.

Knack is a new platformer that ‘takes advantage of everything that the PlayStation 4 supports’, according to Cerny. That includes graphical capabilities, physics simulation, and more.

The game is centered around Knack, a creature built out of ancient relics, who can add more relics to his body as he finds them. He was built by The Doctor, who studied these relics, which are from a long lost civilization, for many years, and finally found a way to bind them together and give them consciousness.

Knack is out to defeat a resurgent goblin army threatening mankind. But it soon becomes clear that the human community poses an even greater danger.

During the game, Knack discovers he has a skill that allows him to incporate ice, metal, and other substances into his body.

“The result is gameplay which is a little bit like Crash Bandicoot, and a little bit like Katamari Damacy, in that the Knack can get quite large indeed,” said Cerny. “There’s also a touch of God of War in there, in that there is an epic feel to the game in places.”

Watch the debut trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.

  • ShinAsura

    Sounds lame

    • http://twitter.com/Elvick Elvick

      Based on?

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Screenshots added! Trailer, too!

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Details added.

  • Finalshoryuken

    loving the art direction! Hope they show us some gameplay soon.

  • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

    SCEJ, sold! Cerny is a sympathetic fella and I like his game. looks like loads of fun!

  • ShinAsura

    The trailer made it look better

  • http://twitter.com/Elvick Elvick

    First line in the trailer is “War has come to our peaceful land.”

    Yup. Kids. Just for kids. Like Dora the Explorer’s first episode. “Can you find the war? Where is it? Is this it? No? Is it this? YES!”