The Second Player Goose in Untitled Goose Game Has a New Honk

The Second Player Goose in Untitled Goose Game Has a New Honk

There are also some subtle visual ways to tell the two naughty geese apart.

Next week on September 23, my personal game of the year for 2019 Untitled Goose Game is receiving a free two-player update on all platforms. It'll be the same game and areas you already know, just with two geese instead of one goose. This morning, developers House House pointed out one detail you may have missed in the co-op announcement trailer: the two geese have different honks.

In contrast to the honking made by Untitled Goose Game's star fowl—henceforth referred to here as "Goose Classic"—the second player goose or the "New Goose on the Block" honks at a lower pitch. At least, that's how it sounds to my ears. The two are definitely distinguishable, but I'll admit I don't have an ear that's well-trained for goose calls.

The honk showcase video posted by House House today also makes it easier to appreciate some of the other subtle differences between the geese. Both birds have feathers as white as snow, but their beaks and feet are slightly different shades of orange. Additionally, the New Goose on the Block a.k.a. Lil Goosey has a pronounced bump on top of its beak, which I've learned is called a "basal knob." After ten seconds of reading about geese on Wikipedia, I believe that our new goose nuisance is either a Chinese or African goose, two breeds that are both notable for those knobs.

It's also a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment in the co-op trailer, but it seems that the addition of another goose also brings players a new pretty ribbon to wear. Goose Classic a.k.a. The O.G. (Original Goose) can be seen sporting the timeless red bow while their new companion opts for a posh blue number.

Alright, if you've made it this far I regret to inform you I have no more goose names to offer. If you've got any great ones, sound off in the comments. When the free co-op update launches next week, Untitled Goose Game will also be released on itch.io and Steam. You can buy it right now via the Epic Games Store and on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

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