Knack’s struggled to garner the same post-announcement press as its blockbuster peers over the past couple of months. The throwback PlayStation 4 platformer directed by system architect Mark Cerny aims to occupy a similar space to first-party classics such as Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon. There’s some debate over whether there's still a market for those types of titles, though.

Regardless, it’s good that Sony’s next generation system will sport at least one release that doesn’t revolve around guns or race cars. According to a preview in the latest issue of Game Informer magazine, the title depicts the story of, well, ‘Knack’, a small organism created by a scientist out of tiny crystals. As you progress through the game, you’ll be able to absorb these jewels and grow larger, unlocking new abilities along the way.

The title’s gameplay is described as a mix of melee fighting and traditional three-dimensional platforming, a blend that sounds similar to the divisive Sonic Unleashed. Excitingly, the game will supposedly be ready in time for the system’s launch. Will you be scooping up the adventure alongside your shiny new PS4? Let us know in the comments section below.

[via gameinformer.com]