PlayStation 4 creator conversation: Knack
posted on 08.29.13 at 06:28 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Featuring director Mark Cerny and producer Yusuke Watanabe.

The latest in PlayStation 4’s ‘Conversations with Creators’ series is all about Knack.

“The gameplay varies according to the number and types of parts. Even though the gameplay changes, only equipped parts change, and there are no complicated performances at all,” Knack producer Yusuke Watanabe explained.

Game director Mark Cerny describes the game as having simple and nostalgic gameplay, yet is “packed” with new elements that “absorbs today’s players.”

“I wanted to evoke the same sensation as that of playing Crash Bandicoot for the first time,” Cerny said.

Watanabe added, “The same is true with the story, and as for the movie, graphics, gameplay, and BGM, Mark’s persistence to details is seen in every nook and corner of the game.”

Watch the video below.

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  • bloodiOS

    I still don’t think that Knack is an exciting game but holy **** Cerny’s voice! It sounds just as soothing in Japanese as it is in English, a freaking natural lullaby!

  • xMCXx

    Cerny’s voice is sex for the ears! xD

  • karmacoma

    I really feel like the only person on the internet that doesn’t like Cerny’s voice. It doesn’t bother me, but it isn’t soothing either. It’s like a typical programmer/geek voice.

    • JoJo_649

      He speaks it very fluent, that alone is hard as hell to do!

      • karmacoma

        He does, and as I said, I don’t hate his voice. But it’s not like we’re listening to Keith David or Patrick Stewart here. :P

  • Arcana Gear

    Knack isn’t the most polished title of Ps4, or the one will be the most acclaimed and have the most sales, but it’s the one that i want the most.

  • kuusou yume

    This is the game I pre-ordered with my PS4. With Watch_Dogs and AC4 too ;_; i’m gonna be broke.

    I don’t know who Mark Cerny is, but he makes me want to learn Japanese now.

  • Cry_Zero

    Holy shit I didnt know that cerny can speak japanese !?