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Goat Simulator 3 Release Date, Trailer, And Gameplay - What We Know So Far

Enough time has passed since the original "Goat Simulator" released that you'd be forgiven for thinking you missed a sequel after hearing that the next entry is called "Goat Simulator 3." The devs broke their silence on the bizarre title, revealing that it's designed to maintain the ludicrous silliness of the franchise. The second installment's announcement trailer was just as wacky, even taking a shot at the original "Dead Island 2" teaser trailer


So, what has developer Coffee Stain North been up to for the last eight years? It seems it's been busy taking the completely bonkers premise and off-the-wall humor of "Goat Simulator" and cranking it all the way to eleven. Following its announcement back at E3, "Goat Simulator 3" has had plenty of information revealed at various gaming showcases and it looks like the sequel will feature an abundance of fresh, zany content for fans and newcomers alike.

Is there a release date for Goat Simulator 3?

Goat lovers won't have to wait much longer to begin simulating goat-fueled chaos. "Goat Simulator 3" will release on November 17, 2022. Owners of last-gen consoles can rest easy, since it will launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via the Epic Games Store. Unfortunately, Nintendo Switch fans are out of luck.


While there isn't any indication that the title will make its way to Switch, it could arrive in the future. The original exists on the Switch as "Goat Simulator: The Goaty," which features all of the expansions in addition to the base experience. It's possible that the Switch could be left behind if the developers feel that "Goat Simulator 3" simply won't work well on the comparably weaker handheld console, but only time will tell if players can look forward to taking crazy goat action on the go.

What do the trailers reveal about Goat Simulator 3?

Beyond the tone-establishing announcement trailer, "Goat Simulator 3" has a quick and chaotic gameplay reveal trailer and a more detailed gameplay presentation with developer commentary. In the former, viewers quickly learn that this follow-up aims to be much bigger than its 2014 predecessor.


Not only is there a massive new world to explore and wreak havoc within, but "Goat Simulator 3" features co-operative play for four people. This means that you and your friends will be able to sew goat-fueled destruction as a team while, as the trailers show, unlocking a bevy of goofy customization options for your hellraising avatars. From firing oneself out of a cannon and destroying dams to bouncing pigs off of bounce houses and zapping poor, unsuspecting NPCs with laser eyes, "Goat Simulator 3" players should have more than enough to keep them busy.

What is the gameplay like in Goat Simulator 3?

Those that played the original "Goat Simulator" can expect to see a lot of the same elements in this new entry for the series. Headbutting anything in sight returns, and so does your goat's ability to use their tongue as a super-powered tether. Experimentation by headbutting or attaching oneself to various objects via the tongue tether should yield interesting effects — one of the primary draws of "Goat Simulator." Running around with a "headbutt first, ask questions later" mentality can lead you to blowing up a gas station or being swallowed by a whale. The jam-packed island sandbox of San Angora is ripe with opportunities for chaos.


With its option for multiplayer, there are even minigames that you and your friends can use to engage in some lighthearted competition within "Goat Simulator 3." Car Derby, King of the Hill, and five more minigames are primed to keep you and your goat buddies coming back for more when you want a break from working together to terrorize the residents of San Angora.