As the countdown continues until Australia gets their hands on the next-gen PlayStation 4 console, SCEA has revealed some new information on the two-player co-op mode that will be sported alongside the single-player gameplay of family fun launch title Knack.
Knack’s co-op is a little different from some cooperative games you may have played. From the very beginning, Knack was meant to be both a challenging and rewarding old-school style character action game, as well an accessible “gateway” title for gamers to initiate their friends and family members into the joys of true console gaming. On Normal or Hard, the game can be brutally challenging and very rewarding. But with simple controls and Easy mode, even new players can experience the world of Knack.
In Knack, our two-player cooperative mode was designed in a way that accentuates the vision for the game. A second player can drop in or out at any time, and control Knack’s shiny metallic helper, Robo Knack. Robo Knack has a move set somewhat similar to Knack’s, but can donate parts to Knack and heal him with a touch of the Triangle button. If there’s a non-gamer or light gamer in the house, this is a great way to introduce them to the world of Knack – just start the game on Easy and drop in from time to time to help them through the game.
Knack will also be throwing away the traditional requirement for just controllers, instead allowing Remote Play with PlayStation Vita to function as a second controller for those looking to try something different.
SCEA has also revealed that their new mobile game app called Knack’s Quest has now gone live on iOS
, with an Android version coming shortly. Offered up as a standalone three-in-a-row jewel game featuring Knack himself, you'll be tasked with gathering parts to help Knack grow before the time runs out to clear the level. An endless mode is also available plus the chance to compete in global leaderboards to show off your mad skills.
For more on co-op mode you can check out the full PlayStation Blog post
, and you can find some new screenshots and a gameplay trailer below of the co-op in action.