Knack probably shouldn’t be leading the PlayStation 4’s lineup, but as a title that adds variety to the next generation console’s offering, it definitely deserves its place among the roster of launch software. While it may look simple from the outside, though, the Japan Studio developed platformer is anything but easy – as evidenced by the number of times that we fell to a group of pesky goblin grunts during a recent hands-on demo.

However, the game’s definitely designed with families in mind, and as a consequence, director Mark Cerny and his team have devised an asymmetrical co-op mode that will help you through the harder parts. In these segments, your chosen accomplice will take control of Robo-Knack, a smaller, less powerful iteration of the main hero. While the sidekick won’t have access to all of the same abilities as the titular star, he will be able to help collect items and bash enemies. Handy, huh?

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Sony deployed a new cinematic trailer for Knack overnight, revealing the character’s surprisingly baritone speaking voice. The game’s due out on 15th November in North America and 29th November in Europe, alongside the next generation system itself. Are you planning to hop into the adventure at launch, or are you waiting for some reviews first? Let us know in the comments section below.