What’s better (or more mischievous) than one goose? Two geese! House House and Panic have announced that Untitled Goose Game will be receiving a free two-player update next month on 23rd September.
Further to this announcement, the game will be coming to more storefronts, with Steam and Itch releases on 23rd September, and a physical release of the game for Nintendo Switch. The game is already out for Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One, and for PC and Mac via the Epic Games Store.
Re: two horrible geese —
• Local multiplayer, coming to all platforms
• Play through the whole game with a friend
• One of you plays as one goose, the other one plays as the other goose
• You can carry each other around in a box pic.twitter.com/3pFQ1cqflH
— House House (@house_house_) August 18, 2020
Untitled Goose Game was one of the indie hits of last year, racking up over 1 million sales in its first few months on sale. It spawned a bunch of memes and saw geese appearing at The Game Awards, among other memeable places.
The Goose was also one of the few gaming characters to reveal their political allegiance and urged gamers to vote Labour during the 2019 general election. Unfortunately, despite his popularity the Goose’s powers were still limited when it comes to politics.
“At the end of the day – the long hard day of being a naughty little goose – Untitled Goose Game is something truly unique and special,” we said in out 9/10 review. “It’s a beautifully clean and simple puzzle game which will have you howling with delight, both when you play it through for the first time, and when you pass the controller to your partner saying, “You absolutely need to play this game where you’re a naughty little goose…”
At the time, we pondered whether or not House House would see fit to spin the game into a series with a sequel, though they would still have had the headache of being the creators of a game with no name, and the added problem of deciding whether to not have a number, or if they should not have a colon and subtitle. It seems that, for now, they’ve just decided to not have a sequel at all, with the co-op mode sure to allow more people to enjoy the game and its dastardly goose shenanigans than ever before.