Knack II Skill Tree Reveals Some New Moves for Knack
Today, Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan released some new screenshots of the highly anticipated sequel amongst Splatoon 2 players, Knack II. And in these screenshots, something magical happened: we saw for the first time the Knack II skill tree.
After collecting enough relic energy from defeated enemies, you can use the skill tree to unlock new techniques and upgrade Knack’s abilities.
Two of those techniques in the tree are the Somersault Kick and Run Through (translated from Japanese). The former lets you attack the enemy and propel him into the air, starting a combo opportunity. The second lets knack slip past enemies, that would normally block him.
There are also co-op skills within the Knack II skill tree for you and your friends. Relic Splash lets one player attack with explosive relic parts, while the others executes an aerial attack. The second is activated by punching your partner, and his fragments shoot towards the enemy causing ranged damage. Drop Kick is executed by using a heavy punch against your partner, sending him screaming towards the enemy as a giant Knack projectile.
Knack can also adapt to the environment, so look at your surroundings. In the Ice Cave, he can take in the cold energy and become “Ice Knack.” Ice Knack can use Ice Breath (duh) that lets you freeze in place both enemies and traps. Ice Slash lets Knack grow ice claws that slash through enemies and cause a shockwave in front of Knack. One of the first examples of environment changes.
Knack II will launch in North America on September 5th and in Europe on September 6th for PS4.
Check out all the screenshots here.