‘Knack 2’ Release Date, News & Update: Sequel To PS4 Launch Title Finally Announced At PSX; First Trailer Released

By Jackie Villegas , Updated Dec 06, 2016 10:15 AM EST

Sony has announced that it will soon release "Knack 2," the sequel to the PlayStation 4 launch title "Knack." The announcement was made during the opening ceremony of the PlayStation Experience 2016 last week. A trailer for the upcoming sequel was unveiled, giving fans a glimpse of what's in store in the next installment of the platforming beat 'em up video game.

Since "Knack" was released back in November 2013, there have been rumors that a sequel to the video game is being developed. Earlier this year, reports indicated that developers at Sony's Japan Studio may have been hard at work on "Knack 2" since 2015.

Though the original game received mixed reviews, "Knack" designer Mark Cerny has previously expressed hope for a "Knack 2" or additional "Knack" content, saying that there's a lot left in the world of "Knack" to work with. In an interview with GameSpot in 2014, Cerny said: "I would love to keep working with the [Knack] brand, definitely. There's a lot unexplored there, I think anybody who played the game would tell you that."

In "Knack," players navigate the titular character, a living humanoid organism, through a series of levels. In 2013, Cerny described "Knack" in a PlayStation Blog post, saying that it was "a little bit like 'Crash Bandicoot,' and a little bit like 'Katamari Damacy' in that [it] can get quite large indeed." "There's also a touch of 'God of War' in there, in that there is an epic feel to the game in places," he added. Cerny is also the game director for "Knack 2."

During the "Knack 2" announcement at the PlayStation Experience 2016, Sony dropped a teaser trailer, which confirmed that the long-awaited sequel will include a cooperative multiplayer mode.

"Knack 2" is currently without an official release date. Like its predecessor, "Knack 2" is expected to be a PlayStation 4-exclusive title.

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