It Takes Two to make a thing go right
It Takes Two was one of the best surprises of last year. I’m a strong believer that we just don’t have enough couch co-op games out there, and gamers’ outpouring of love for It Takes Two confirms that. There are plenty of good reasons why it took home Game of the Year at the 2021’s Game Awards, and I think it’s great to see such creative titles get the recognition it deserves. It Takes Two has continued to be successful after last year’s award season, because this morning, developer Hazelight Studios announced that the game had surpassed 7 million copies sold.
— Hazelight Studios (@HazelightGames) July 8, 2022
The studio celebrated with a tweet that featured a picture of Cody’s voice actor Joseph Balderrama and what appears to be a cardboard cutout of Cutie the elephant. Although Balderrama is lifting Cutie over his head, we’re assured in the replies that nothing untoward is happening… sure, I’ll believe that when I see it.
It Takes Two is one of the next games up in the long line of film and television adaptations, and we learned a few months ago that the upcoming movie based on the game will be produced by none other than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Or, more specifically, it’s being produced by Seven Bucks Productions, a studio founded by Johnson and Dany Garcia. Still no word on a cast or release date, but it at least gives us something to look forward to. Some fans are hoping for a sequel to the game as well, and I have to admit that “It Takes Two 2″ is a pretty funny idea for a title.
Big congrats again to the team behind It Takes Two, because 7 million copies sold is no small feat. Here’s hoping that the game continues to have success in the future, and that Hazelight channels this momentum into another great release in the coming years.