Monster Menu: The Scavenger's Cookbook Release Date Is Served

NIS America has served up a Monster Menu: The Scavenger's Cookbook release date, fresh out of the oven.

Published: February 9, 2023 10:07 AM /


Key art and a logo for Monster Menu: The Scavenger's Cookbook

NIS America has cooked up a Monster Menu: The Scavenger's Cookbook release date. The upcoming food-themed dungeon crawler will be served up on May 23rd for Switch and PlayStation consoles, and along with a release date, we also got some new footage showing off the game's systems.

Monster Menu: The Scavenger's Cookbook follows a young adventurer who has decided to explore a dungeon in order to test their skill. Upon arrival, they find themselves lost and without supplies, and so they must begin to scavenge supplies. Starvation threatens to set in, so you'll need to find food from wherever you can in order to survive. Take a look at the new trailer and enjoy the game's juxtaposition of cutesy visuals and really quite harrowing subject matter.

As you explore Monster Menu's cutesy isometric dungeon, you'll find items and ingredients at "Scavenger Points". Combining these ingredients will result in cooked meals you can eat to restore energy and water, as well as to increase your stats and teach you new skills. Food will also rot, and while you shouldn't eat the rotten food, you can use it as a weapon if you find an effective way to do so.

Battles are turn-based, and speed determines turn order. Party members can use team attacks if they're placed correctly, and you'll need to make use of those attacks (as well as the aforementioned rotten food projectiles and anything else you can scrounge up) in order to ensure that you're victorious. Combat looks like it's going to get pretty challenging, so you'll want to have your wits about you.

Monster Menu: The Scavenger's Cookbook is slated to launch for PlayStation consoles and Nintendo Switch on May 23rd in the USA. While you wait, be sure to check out TechRaptor's preview of the game to see if it's the kind of thing that will light a fire under your cast-iron cooking pot.

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