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Knack on PS4: Unlockable Characters and Challenge Modes


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Knack launched alongside PS4 in every territory, and now that there’s been some time for the players to get up to speed on our game, I wanted to talk a bit more about the unlockable features waiting within. As you probably know, there are hidden treasure chests in secret rooms scattered throughout the story which contain random items.

Some of those items are parts of gadgets that will help Knack in his quest; however the treasure chests also contain more exotic items called Crystal Relics. There are six different types of Crystal Relics, and if you collect enough of one type, you can unlock a special Knack that can be used when replaying the game, or in one of the challenge modes that you unlock upon beating the game.

For example, collecting 15 Ruby Relics unlocks Vampire Knack, who has stronger attacks, but also a weakness — he’s slowly melting, Parts drop off his body and he loses health as he fights. He can replenish that health by defeating enemies, so in a sense he’s sucking their energy into himself! So as soon as you collect the required 15 Ruby Relics, you can start the game from the beginning, playing this time as Vampire Knack. It’s a special challenge — easier in areas where there are lots of enemies, much tougher when the enemies are scarce and Knack has little to feed off of.

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Two more characters — Massive Knackand Brittle Knack, which are unlocked respectively by collecting Emerald Relics and Aquamarine Relics — have even stronger attacks than Vampire Knack, but each has a weakness. Massive Knack can only store one super move’s worth of energy, and Brittle Knack is… well… brittle. His punches, kicks, and dash attack are all much more powerful, but he shatters easily when hit — overall, this definitely gives combat a faster feel.

Sunstone Knack — which can be unlocked by collecting Sunstone Relics — is all about the super moves. Not only do the super moves last longer and do more damage, but Sunstone Knack can pick up energy from defeated enemies and fill up the super move gauge much more quickly. He’s tough at any size! Do try to avoid getting hit, though; Sunstone Knack’s defensive power is a touch on the weak side.

If you collect 20 Amethyst Relics, you can unlock Dark Knack. He has the best defense of any character in the game, so he can absorb twice as much damage before dying. Like the other characters, though, he has a weakness. In the case of Dark Knack, he needs to collect twice as many sunstones before unleashing a super move.

And finally, if you pick up 10 Diamond Relics — the rarest of the rare — you can unlock Diamond Knack. He’s strong all around: better attacks, stronger super moves, and he can fill his super move gauge twice as fast as any other character. This is definitely the toughest — and the hardest to unlock — character in the game.

These six characters can be used in replaying the game, and they can also be used in two special challenge modes, playable with one or two players, that are unlocked by completing the game at any difficulty: Time Attack and Coliseum Attack.

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Time Assault is a race towards time. The intention is to complete a portion of the sport as fast as conceivable; the quicker you might be, the upper your ranking will likely be. You additionally decide up bonus factors in various classes (defeating enemies the use of tremendous strikes, as an instance), so it’s necessary to take into accounts technique. The place and the way you utilize the tremendous strikes makes a major distinction to your rating. There are thirteen totally different Time Assault levels, every taken from a special a part of the sport.

Coliseum Assault is set survival. You face ten waves of enemies at incessantly growing problem. The primary problem is simply to complete in any respect! However while you’ve managed to try this, the problem turns into to complete as fast as that you can imagine, and to complete with out taking any injury. There are three arenas that you would be able to make a choice from in Coliseum Assault, every with its personal very totally different fashion of enemy setups.

Whichever problem you select, the persona you select to play as is very important. These challenges are tricky, and the additional injury you are able to do as Huge Knack, or the all-round energy of Diamond Knack, could make the adaptation between ending up on the high of the leaderboards, or someplace some distance beneath. It’s additionally essential to play with the correct gadgets geared up, as one thing just like the combo meter will truly minimize down on the time it takes to complete these different tiers.

So these are all the unlockable options in Knack. Don’t overlook to gather objects when you’re on the go along with Knack’s Quest, a free downloadable recreation for iOS and Android devices, the place you could unencumber gadget components and uncommon Relics to be used within the full Knack recreation on PS4.The crew and I are in point of fact having a look ahead to seeing the ratings on the high of the leaderboards as soon as everybody has had an opportunity to hone their preventing talents — I’m positive they’ll be most spectacular!