Publisher Team 17 has announced the Overcooked: All You Can Eat release date for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch (not currently available on the store), and Steam: March 23rd. To celebrate, they have released a new character, the Muppet’s Swedish Chef, as a free DLC for all players.
In Overcooked, the player starts by choosing a chef to play as. Meal orders are generated, and the player must work, either by themselves or in cooperation with other players locally or online, to complete as many orders as possible within a time limit. For each order completed, the players earn coins. At the end of the round, each player receives a star-ranking based on their earnings. It’s a simple formula, and one many are familiar with thanks to the proliferation of mobile games that follow similar designs, but the developers captured something special with this cooking experience, which resonated with audiences.
The original game, developed by Ghost Town Games, was lauded for leaning into the difficulties working in tandem with another player can often generate. The game earned an average of 80 out of 100 (rounding up) on Metacritic between its various platforms. Just two years later, Overcooked 2 was released and achieved similar ratings. Functionally, All You Can Eat is a remastered bundle; it combines both base games, with all their DLCs, and makes the whole shebang run at 4k and 60fps. It was originally released last year exclusively for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.
Overcooked: All You Can Eat is the most recent entry in Team 17’s rapidly expanding catalog of games. Most notably the developers of the Worms franchise, the company has been focusing more heavily on publishing since 2017, releasing gems such as My Time At Portia, Neon Abyss, and Going Under. You can check out their entire collection over on their Steam page.