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[PS Blog] Knack 3 Hits PS5 September 5, New Trailer & Screens

kyliethicc

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See how Knack 3 improves on the series with improved platforming & puzzles, combat mechanics, co-op abilities and more.


Mark Cerny, Creative Director



It was great yesterday to announce September 5 as the launch date for Knack 3! We also got to show off a brand new trailer, so please take a look if you haven’t seen it already.

You may have seen from the trailers that Knack 3 is an evolution from the first two games. The team has been focusing on variety of gameplay, so in addition to combat, there is quite a bit of platforming, some puzzle gameplay, and a few special modes of play such as driving a tank.



Similar to the first two games, Knack grows in size as he picks up parts, he can be anything from human sized to many times larger than that – but now the player has some control over Knack’s size, just tap R1 and he shrinks down to two feet tall! This leads to gameplay with a rather different feel, whether it be squeezing through tight gaps in a platforming section, or scaling a cliff using narrow ledges, or even using Knack’s discarded parts as a counterweight in a puzzle.

As part of the overall evolution, Knack has a greatly expanded move set and as a result, combat has become much deeper. He can transform a number of his parts into a shield, which is helpful when facing a half-dozen opponents at once – and if Knack puts up the shield with the right timing, he can parry arrows and other attacks right back at whoever fired them! Knack can also throw parts like a boomerang and stun enemies… and he can stretch out an arm twenty feet, grab his foes and pull them into range, at which point he can use a variety of kicks and punches, or a body slam to take them out.



Couch co-op gameplay is an integral part of Knack 3 as well. There isn’t the concept of a “one player game” or a “two player game,” if you are playing by yourself and someone picks up a second DualSense controller, they can join right in or leave just as easily. There are also special co-op attacks – for example: unleashing a flurry of punches on the other Knack will spray his parts like a machine gun at the enemies, damaging them



Gamers will have the chance to go hands-on this entire week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, and pre-orders will be live soon at PlayStation Store. If you’re in town for the show, come check it out!





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I...I was just joking about Knack 3. Never thought they'd make the meme real 🤣.

Haven't actually played the other Knacks, wonder if they're decent. And I hope this one's good as well, might be a fun pickup.

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yurinka

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The game announcement that would make Michael Patcher realize that in 2026 PS instead of dissapearing will continue as market leader in console gaming.

I...I was just joking about Knack 3. Never thought they'd make the meme real 🤣.

Haven't actually played the other Knacks, wonder if they're decent. And I hope this one's good as well, might be a fun pickup.
Yep, they are decent and fun action games for small kids. But in terms of quality they are way under GOTY candidate material we normally see in Sony's AAA games. Or in terms of small kids friendly stuff, Astro games.

Is Knack canonically a lesbian?
Yes, and Cerny too
 
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Tripolygon

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Ok, this one got me because my nephews love this game so much. It is one of my top played games because my nephews won't stop playing it over and over again.
 
Not cool. April fools is as tiresome as daylight savings time.

So you want April Fools to be year-round :S ?

The game announcement that would make Michael Patcher realize that in 2026 PS instead of dissapearing will continue as market leader in console gaming.


Yep, they are decent and fun action games for small kids. But in terms of quality they are way under GOTY candidate material we normally see in Sony's AAA games. Or in terms of small kids friendly stuff, Astro games.

That's what they seemed like to me. Maybe could pick up Knack 2 for a couple niece & nephew, especially if it has co-op. Would be a nice change of pace for them from Fortnite.
 
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