Knack

PS4 / Platform / Release: Nov 15, 2013 / ESRB: U

Sony challenges players with First to Greatness campaign

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 24, 2013 9:45am PST

Greatness Awaits! Can you reach greatness by completing any of 64 challenges laid out by Sony before anyone else?

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Weekend Confirmed 192 - PS4 and Xbox One

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 22, 2013 11:00am PST

The next generation of consoles have all arrived and Weekend Confirmed is ready to celebrate with you. Join hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata, as they welcome in Shacknews' Andrew Yoon and "Indie" Jeff Mattas to break down both the PS4 and the Xbox One.

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Weekend Confirmed 191 - PS4 launch, Super Mario 3D World

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 15, 2013 11:00am PST

The PS4 launches today and it's time to celebrate with Weekend Confirmed. Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome in Shacknews' Andrew Yoon and The Escapist's Andrea Rene to usher in a new generation of consoles, but first, they discuss this past weekend's Blizzcon and al...

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Knack review: crash and burn

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 14, 2013 10:00am PST

Mark Cerny is not only the lead system architect of PlayStation 4, he's also a game designer, having worked on games like Crash Bandicoot, Spyro...

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Knack's Quest for iOS lets you send items to the PS4 game

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 06, 2013 1:30pm PST

Knack's Quest begins PlayStation's foray into making games for iOS devices. Now available on the App Store, the free-to-play game is part of Sony's...

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Knack allows co-op across PlayStation 4 and Vita via Remote Play

By Steve Watts, Oct 25, 2013 8:50am PDT

Knack will use Remote Play to let you play co-op across the PS4 and Vita. Sony showed the feature in action at the Brazil Game Show.

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PlayStation making games for iOS and Android, represents 'total shift' in thinking

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 03, 2013 2:45pm PDT

Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida explained that Sony has "totally shifted our way of thinking." Whereas the notion of an official PlayStation-branded app would've been impossible not too long ago, Yoshida says that the company is now act...

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Taco Bell giving away PlayStation 4s now too

By Steve Watts, Sep 24, 2013 9:30am PDT

Taco Bell and Sony have teamed up for another console giveaway promotion, this time sending out PlayStation 4s with copies of Knack and a year of PS Plus.

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Knack's harder difficulties reminiscent of classic PlayStation platformers

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 04, 2013 5:00pm PDT

Don't let Knack's cartoonish appearance fool you. According to creative director Mark Cerny, the harder difficulty will challenge you in the same way certain PlayStation classics once did.

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Knack preview: a 'purposefully simple' PS4 launch game

By Gabriella Tato, Jul 19, 2013 1:00pm PDT

Some may be tempted to dismiss Knack for its cartoonish appearance and seeming simplicity, but don't be fooled. These would-be flaws are Knack's strengths--offering instantly immersive gameplay, polished visuals, and a social element that lets you customize your experience.

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Killzone: Shadow Fall set for PS4 launch, Infamous: Second Son coming Q1 2014

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 10, 2013 7:02pm PDT

Killzone: Shadow Fall and Infamous: Second Son have both been given release windows: launch and Q1 2014, respectively.

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Sony would 'hate to see all PS4 games being FPS or very photorealistic'

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 23, 2013 1:30pm PDT

"We were like yeah we hate to see all the PS4 games being FPS or action-adventure or very photorealistic, you know big-budget blockbuster games," Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida said.

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Knack first game for unveiled PlayStation 4

By John Keefer, Feb 20, 2013 3:40pm PST

A little robot will be one of the first new characters for Sony's just unveiled PlayStation 4 in a title called Knack, directed by PS4 architect Mark Cerny and coming from Japan Studio.

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