Find out what it's like to play Knack, an adventure of colossal proportions on PlayStation 4.
Let the adventure begin
Meet Knack – the unlikely hero here to save the world.
When a sudden attack by the Goblin army shatters the peace at one of mankind's many settlements, the hunt is on to find a way to combat the heavily armoured horde and their new tanks and weapons – before they return in greater numbers.
Within the city walls, hidden away in his lab, Doctor Vargas may just have the solution. For years, the Doctor has been studying relics; thought to be the foundations of all life, these mysterious remnants of a long-forgotten civilisation are a vital source of perpetual energy that power the world. While studying the relics, the Doctor made an important discovery – one which breathed life into the mystical stones, bringing them together to form a small, strange being... Knack.
Small he may be, but Knack's ability to absorb more and more relics can turn him into a mighty fighting machine capable of landing a devastating blow to the Goblin army. Together with the Doctor and his young assistant Lucas, Knack fights his way through woodlands, caves and cliff tops until the Goblin hideout is in sight... but this is just the beginning. Now Knack must smash his way into the heart of the Goblin base and discover what has made them so powerful – and stop them taking over the world once and for all.
The more relics Knack collects, the bigger and stronger he'll grow; and the larger he grows, the easier it is to bash the many different enemies that will confront him.
Knack's enemies come in all shapes and sizes, with a range of attacks that you'll need to overcome. The early part of your quest will pit Knack against birds, bugs and minor Goblins armed with bows and arrows and swords. Soon though, you'll be up against heavily armoured Goblin warriors equipped with mighty hammers and huge shields that require you to think tactically to outwit them.
Knack is accompanied on his quest by Doctor Vargas and young Lucas, a boy brave beyond his years who is all too happy to get involved with fighting the Goblins. There's also Victor, inventor of the security robots tasked with protecting the humans – a useful ally, but one who sees Knack as a threat to his mechanical army...
Save mankind, one relic at a time
Beneath his cute and friendly exterior, Knack is a devastating fighting machine, which you'll soon discover as he starts to grow larger and larger.
Be warned though, you'll soon meet Goblins, robots and many other enemies able to match Knack's strength and size. Planning your attacks and figuring out your enemies' tactics is important as every confrontation and combination of foes can be a new challenge. As well as his smash-and-bash attack, learning how to make Knack dodge – with the right stick – is just as important.
You'll soon discover that relics aren't the only thing that gives Knack power – collecting different items can transform him into an entirely different character, able to adapt to his surroundings. Collecting ice crystals inside a frozen cave, for example, will allow him to move easily across icy terrain, while transparent crystals will make Knack invisible to the Goblins' laser traps.
Look out for Sunstones – bright yellow crystals that transfer their energy to Knack when he smashes them, giving him the power he needs to perform devastating special attacks. Pressing different combinations of buttons at the right time lets Knack take down enemies with a powerful ground smash, a long-distance attack or transform himself into a fast moving storm of relics.
Along the way, you may encounter secret hidden passageways and rooms which contain chests filled with relics, sunstones and gadget parts for Knack to collect. Find enough of these parts and Knack is able to construct a series of useful gadgets that will give him new abilities and powers to fight against the Goblins.
Want to join Knack on his mission to defeat the Goblin army? The adventure begins on 29 November 2013 – if you can't wait that long, you can download the free Knack's Quest app to your smartphone or tablet from the App Store or Google Play, right now.