Knack announced for the PlayStation 4

The first confirmed game for the PlayStation 4 is Knack, a 3D platformer announced by system lead architect Mark Cerny.

At Wednesday's PlayStation Meeting, PlayStation 4 lead design architect Mark Cerny presented the first confirmed game for the just-announced console: Knack.

A trailer followed the announcement. The game is apparently a 3D platformer featuring a small robot called Knack, who can grow much, much larger than he initially appears. Based on what the trailer showed, he can also become transparent and walk unharmed through lasers. Later in the presentation, Cerny showed how Knack would be compatible with the PlayStation 4's remote play feature by playing the game on a PlayStation Vita via remote play.

The trailer displayed the logo for Japan Studio, known for games like Ape Escape and LocoRoco. GameSpot will bring you more on Knack--and on the PlayStation 4--as information becomes available.

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sexyeyes79
sexyeyes79

To me, Knack looks like something the old Rare would of made and I will be picking this up at launch.

Dougsmoog
Dougsmoog

Knack looks Cack! and the developer who was presenting it looked like he had been tea bagged too many times in the face!

TTDog
TTDog

Can't help but feel they missed a trick here... of all the games to show off a new console they choose this one?

kwagmeijer
kwagmeijer

Could be interesting... but the game play demo they had made it look far from a platformer.

ArabrockermanX
ArabrockermanX

It is true the ps4 won't be a powerhouse but the people insulting it need to realize that isn't possible. The console market will die if everyone tries to go the power route. I think Sony may have found the right balance between the Wii approach and the ps3/360. Decent hardware improvement while staying with efficient dependable(well I hope so at least) hardware. The ps3/360 both had some problems because of the excessive focus on pushing out strong hardware in consoles. 

EPaul
EPaul

It looked interesting

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

Such an uncharming main protagonist.

Halloll
Halloll

this doesn't look like a game by Japan studio.

Vodoo
Vodoo

The gameplay looks great but this game could easily be playable on the ps3 as well.

nickscho
nickscho

To those those that say this isn't a huge graphical upgrade, that's true. But look at launch games for the 360 and PS3 like Folklore or Elements of Power. THey look AWFUL compared to today's standards. The real parades occur during the system's life cycle.

emptycow
emptycow

looks awesome i am going to be spending like $1000 later this year on a ps4 and xbox 720 at launch

Ovirew
Ovirew

Sony's Japan studio makes some really original games.  I am kind of looking forward to this now.

kbaily
kbaily

Gasp a NEW 3D platformer?  Has the platformer truly returned as a genre?  Ok Sony you have my attention.

Flamerdragon
Flamerdragon

Cerny worked with Crash Bandicoot, Jak, Ratchet. When he said he was working on a title, I really hoped, wishing, wanting it to be a Crash or Jak game. : / Was really hoping to.

Knack looks interesting enough and I hope will be great anw.



Jonandu
Jonandu

.... PS3 till the real Ps4 comes out not any PS3.5


For people who dont care about social networking this is a real waste

Bordonaro
Bordonaro

LOL I am so dissapointed so  far with the ps4 announcement, tho I do expect better graphics and hopefully AI. What good is something that looks real but doesnt act it.
Am I the only one who will be skipping out on the ps4? There are still so many ps3 games to play

koBe_zero
koBe_zero

The PS4 got Knack! What you got MS?  neXtBOX is officially doomed!

badwedgie00
badwedgie00

Looks awesome, and graphics appear better than what you would expect out of a Pixar studio.

horizonwriter
horizonwriter

@nickscho Don't forget that the broadcast of the conference was shown in a max 480 resolution so whatever game showings we saw weren't having their full HD graphics potential shown off to us viewers.  Have a strong feeling that everything that was shown looks so much better in person.

nickscho
nickscho

@kbaily can you list three new genres that have never been done before, or, at least (to make it easier for you) two that have not been influenced by other genres?

Please share.

snaketus
snaketus

@Flamerdragon I hoped Crash to make return too.

Saketume
Saketume

@Flamerdragon I don't care for any of those games really but Knack does look like it could provide some fun. Nothing revolutionary exactly but it didn't look horrible.

Bordonaro
Bordonaro

Also the fact that the controller has a facebook button...really? Are they even trying to appeal to gamers anymore?

FollowY0urBliss
FollowY0urBliss

@koBe_zero 

Seriously, why even say that?  I'm more of an xbox fan than a playstation fan, but I'm here reading because I'm interested and excited to see what the PS4 has for us gamers.  Like Shadow said, shut up.

Pathetic.

dominoodle
dominoodle

@badwedgie00 I thought the same thing, that it looked like something Pixar would make.

Consider me totally uninterested. Nothing about the game looked particularly interesting.

Saketume
Saketume

@Bordonaro It's like when they introduced the windows button on keyboards and I kept pressing it by mistake all the time when playing games on PC lol

Useless button on a game controller.

kefo2323
kefo2323

@Halloll @wexorian @Vodoo  as i understood . he played it on vita  due to live  streaming from ps4 . so its mainly working on ps4   played  by  ur ps vita " so its not direct working from vita it self " its by new tech " . i hope i have showed some point here .  thanks