Rex Crowle and Moo Yu have announced a wonderful looking game by the name of Knights and Bikes for PS4. The pair have both worked on LittleBigPlanet previously and have now turned their hand to a co-op adventure game inspired by their own childhoods, The Goonies, Earthbound and more.
Knights And Bikes takes place on Penfurzy Island, off the coast of Cornwall, a place of medieval legend, and modern tourism. Our story starts in 1987 when the island is under threat from a number of forces, ancient and modern, which can only be tackled by the island’s most overlooked heroes: its children.
You play as Nessa, Demelza & their gang of helpers. Nessa is an outsider from the mainland, who is searching for her family’s past. Demelza is an imaginative local who still believes in the island’s ancient legend (spurred on by her favourite video game). Together they explore the island on foot and on bikes, seeking the truth, searching for treasure, recruiting new gang members and learning more about the adult world.
The island might be under threat, but how will our heroes deal with it? By fighting like kids! Use your ingenuity to splash enemies with mud or swerve a Frisbee past their shields; hack video game hardware to use against them, or build a lance and surprise enemies with some bike-jousting!
While you can play it on your own and it looks like that will be a great experience, it’s also built for co-op play, so you can team up with a friend and explore the beautifully hand-painted world together. The pair have started a Kickstarter to help out with development and you can watch the trailer below: