Knack is the butt of all PlayStation jokes, but its sequel looks surprisingly excellent. The game’s director – and PlayStation 4 architect – Mark Cerny has talked at length about how his team at Japan Studio took feedback from the original on board, and while we don’t expect Knack 2 to be winning any awards, it looks like a colossal improvement over the original.

At the heart of the series has always been the way the titular character can change in size, but now you can do it on the fly, and it’s opened up a ton of gameplay possibilities. Not only that but the combat is seriously looking dense, with local co-op unlocking unique moves as you collaborate on body flops and Gatling gun attacks.

Just from this video alone you can see how vastly improved the follow-up is, and with a budget price point, the franchise may have a happy ending after all.

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