Untitled Goose Game Gets Physical Release
They’ve done it, they’ve finally done it. The goose has been caught and boxed up. Well, the Untitled Goose Game, at least.
In a joint venture between collectables company iam8bit, publishers Panic Inc. and Melbourne developers House House, multi Game-of-the-Year winner Untitled Goose Game will release as a physical edition for PS4 and Nintendo Switch on 29 September 2020.
Thanks to iam8bit and Skybound Games, the boxed version of everyone’s favourite goose game will be available worldwide, including a bunch of extra goodies to enjoy.
Included in the package is a game disc or cartridge, a 24-page retail catalogue of the in-game Plaza shopping district, an 11” x 17” village map poster illustrated by Melbourne artist Marigold Bartlett (who is also working on upcoming game Wayward Strand), and a “No Goose” sticker to stick wherever you want to make geese feel unwelcome.
It’s a charming little package befitting of an utterly charming game. In particular, Bartlett’s map design is wonderful and would look beautiful framed on a wall. Oh, and owning a physical copy of Untitled Goose Game is cool, too.
Additionally, Dan Golding’s delightful Untitled Goose Game soundtrack adapting Claude Debussey’s Préludes is getting a separate vinyl release. Of particular intrigue is the “Double Groove” nature of the record, where each time you place the needle, the music will take a different path, just like the game. I’m no music or vinyl expert, but that sounds very cool indeed.
As iam8bit is based in Los Angeles, the pre-order pricing is in US dollars. Untitled Goose Game’s vinyl soundtrack is listed as ‘shipping Q4’ and pre-orders cost US$29.99. The PS4 physical edition pre-orders are US$34.99, while Nintendo fans cop a Switch tax, with pre-orders listed at US$39.99.
With the physical releases due approximately a year after Untitled Goose Game’s digital launch, it seems like the perfect excuse to be a misunderstood goose once again.