The newest Overcooked! All You Can Eat update is out, with the Overcooked! All You Can Eat birthday party update celebrating the 5th anniversary of the franchise.
What's in the new Overcooked! All You Can Eat update?
The Overcooked! All You Can Eat birthday update adds a bunch of content to the remastered collection of Overcooked 1 & 2 that make up most of Overcooked! All You Can Eat's content. In the game, you will find five new birthday-themed levels, a new Tabby Cat chef, a recipe to make a cup of tea (which, given the studio being British was almost certainly the theme of many a debate of how to properly make the tea), and a brand new mechanic. The brand new in-game Switcheroo mechanic has living player cards stalking the level, and transporting players across the kitchen, inserting even more mayhem into the game.
The co-founders of Ghost Town Games were reflective with the anniversary, with Oli De-Vine saying,
"Wow, it's been five years! Well first I have to acknowledge the amazing folks at Team17, without whom we wouldn't be at this point at all. It's been an amazing journey together with so many developers working tirelessly to make the game what it is today, which is something we frankly couldn't have made any other way. Also, multiplayer games are only what they are because of community, and the community on this game is just amazing. Maybe it's a virtue of being a game about cooperation and communication, but we're really happy the game has found such a kind audience who are always so supportive and welcoming of the things we make, and who come and play together from all over the world. It's been great, thank you all very much."
Phil Duncan, another co-founder, explained that he finds the most rewarding aspect of working on Overcooked! is the fan feedback, citing reactions, fan art, music covers, cosplay, and more have all been something he's been humbled to be a part of.
What is Overcooked! All You Can Eat?
If you missed Overcooked! All You Can Eat releasing last year, it can be a bit confusing. The title is a remaster of all content in the first two games, upgraded to support 4k play with up to 60 FPS (it tops out at 30 on Switch) support. This includes all the DLC, and has cross-platform multiplayer for the first time in the series. It also meant that Overcooked! 1 levels were playable in online play for the time. New accessibility options were added, and several new levels, chefs, and additional skins for the returning chefs, were all added.
If you haven't tried out Overcooked, or are curious about Overcooked! All You Can Eat is free on Steam to play through August 11.
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