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Knack 2 coming to PS4 this September

Knack is back

Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

Knack 2, the sequel to the PlayStation 4 launch title from lead system architect Mark Cerny and SIE Japan Studio, will be released Sept. 5, Sony announced today with an E3 trailer.

The trailer offers a look at all kinds of platforming and combat scenarios, both of which are much more involved and complex in Knack 2 compared to its predecessor. We also see glimpses of the human characters who inhabit the world that Knack exists in.

Sony revealed Knack 2 in a surprise announcement last December at PlayStation Experience 2016. At the time, we thought it was a lot of fun, which have been surprising because of how mediocre people thought Knack was.

In an interview with Polygon earlier this year, Cerny acknowledged the drawbacks of the original game, promising the sequel would have more checkpoints and adding, “I didn't appreciate how may people liked and expected to see that much platforming.”

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