At long last, the 2014 slapstick comedy sandbox Goat Simulator has a sequel and it’s Goat Simulator 3. The game was presented at the Summer Game Fest with a trailer that sends up the trailer for Dead Island, throwing ruminant mammal chaos onto the boardwalk.
You read that right though, it’s Goat Simulator 3. There is no Goat Simulator 2. Pilgor the goat returns for the game, this time set in the town of San Angora, which Coffee Stain said will have “hidden secrets, quests, collectibles” and an actual narrative ending.
But the most important new feature though is multiplayer, which lets up to four players band together as a herd for maximum chaos. Goats also appear to be customizable, or at least, can wear hats, which as Team Fortress 2 has taught us is the most important cosmetic. Some hats will give unique abilities.
“Since the release of the first Goat Simulator, it’s come to our attention that it did not really represent reality and how it actually feels to be a goat,” said Coffee Stain creative director Santiago Ferrero. “So for the past couple of years, we’ve been doing some googling, and I am pleased to say — we’ve made it. Goat Simulator 3 is by far the greatest goat experience out there. Is it worth the money? Who knows. But will you regret it? Probably.”
The original Goat Simulator was released in 2014 and gained notoriety for its hilarious physical comedy, magnified by the popularity it gained among some streamers. In the eight years then, fans have wanted a sequel and now Coffee Stain is poised to deliver.
Goat Simulator 3 will arrive on the new generation consoles such as Xbox Series X and S. An edition of the game is also available for “pre-udder” with currently unknown bonuses because why not.