Knack has local two-player co-op mode
posted on 08.21.13 at 09:35 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Mode fine-tuned for younger players, says director.

Knack will have a local co-op mode, Sony revealed at Gamescom.

In it, Knack is joined by a silver robot Knack who, like Knack himself, can defeat enemies, grab their parts, and grow bigger. When the real Knack is hurt and loses parts, the robot Knack can donate his parts to the damaged Knack.

According to game director Mark Cerny, speaking with Joystiq, the mode is great for younger players, as it allows a parent to jump in and help his child without harming the game’s overall experience.

“Progress is gated by what Knack does,” Cerny said, meaning the game follows Knack, not robo Knack, so the second player won’t hinder the first player as they progress.

Knack will launch with PlayStation 4 on November 15 in North America and November 29 in Europe. If you missed yesterday’s new trailer and screenshots, catch them here.

In related coverage, IGN has gone up with 15 minutes of Knack gameplay from the Gamescom show floor. Watch that below.

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  • DarthNemesis

    Can’t wait Knack is looking better and better. The perfect launch game and the best launch game in years easily.

  • jujubee88

    This game is such an homage to the old school. I feel like buying it just for that.

  • SuperLuigi

    What is this 1990? Come on sony not everyone has local friends all the time blah blah blah. Sorry if this was a Nintendo game you would see comments like this. Def on gamefaqs.

    • DarthNemesis

      If this was a Nintendo game it would be Mario.

      • Willgaea

        Sad but about 50% true. Could be Luigi :P

  • Solomon_Kano

    That would’ve been a godsend when I used to get stuck in Crash as a kid lol.

    Can’t wait to get my hands on this game.

  • kuusou yume

    This is best news

  • kuusou yume

    Looks like I will be getting an extra controller

  • Arcana Gear

    This is one of the Ps4 titles that i was most interested in E3, i hope that it meet my expectations.

  • miyamoto

    Oh Great!

    or 2 player co-op online when your friend play the game for you.

  • Willgaea

    Yay a game I can play with my wife. :]

  • Jay

    I can’t get 2 player to work its on easy and I have been pushing x and everything how do I join in??