Watch Mark Cerny Have a Natter About Knack in Japanese
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Sony’s ongoing ‘Conversations with Creators’ video series is back – but this time with a bit of a twist. For the latest instalment, Mark Cerny has decided to adopt his Japanese tongue to talk a little bit about Knack. The lead architect of the PlayStation 4 has also served as the creative director on the upcoming launch title, and in the video he touches upon his desire to deliver an experience that will both tickle the nostalgia of old-school gamers, but also serve as an engaging entry point for more mainstream consumers.
Cerny’s accompanied by producer Yusuke Watanabe, who explains that Japan Studio has been inspired by the Marble Madness creator’s vision for the game, and that the team has given 120 per cent to realise it in the final product. The outfit’s still got a few months left to polish the title, but it certainly looked solid at GamesCom a couple of weeks ago. Let’s hope that the final release delivers on the developer’s promise, because it will definitely add something different to the PS4’s launch lineup.