I didn’t think I could get more excited for a game that lets you play as a “horrible goose,” but here we are.
Nintendo announced that House House’s upcoming Untitled Goose Game is launching for the Switch in 2019.
If for some insane reason you don’t already know about this early 2019 GOTY (the “G” stands for “goose”) contender, Untitled Goose Game places you in the role of good-for-nothing goose who’s ruining everyone’s perfect morning in a small village somewhere. The gameplay is a mix of stealth and sandbox puzzle-solving, and the goal in each level is to figure out the optimal way to completely wreck someone’s day, whether that’s dropping all their clothes in a pool, pranking them, or simply scaring them with honks.
Just watch the latest trailer and try to argue that this isn’t one of the most charming, hilarious, and creative concepts for a game in a long time.
House House previously developed the equally odd and equally charming Push Me Pull You, and publisher Panic is best known for giving us indie darling Firewatch, so the game comes from good stock, as they say.
The Switch is fast becoming one of the best ways to play indie titles that were previously relegated as PC launch exclusives. Nintendo just added the critically acclaimed Into the Breach to its eShop today in a surprise announcement during its Nindies Showcase. Now that Untitled Goose Game is joining those ranks, I might just get rid of every other system I own, because who needs them anymore?
Untitled Goose Game is also launching for PC.