Prep Your Kitchen: Overcooked Is Releasing on the Switch This Week

Prep Your Kitchen: Overcooked Is Releasing on the Switch This Week

One of last year's standout couch co-op games makes its way to the Switch.

Overcooked was one of the standout multiplayer games of last year. It's a game where two-to-four players at once are tasked with cooking meals under strenuous circumstances. Sometimes you have to travel between two moving semi-trucks on a freeway (don't ask). Sometimes your little chefs' kitchen is infested with rats who steal grub (once again, don't ask). It was quirky, odd, but at its core, lots of fun.

Overcooked took the local co-op loving world by surprise at its launch, and soon, it will take a fresh form on a new console: the Nintendo Switch.

The Nintendo Switch version of Overcooked will be available for $19.99 on July 27th, which is only a few days away. The Switch edition is essentially the same game that already exists on PS4, PC, and Xbox One, only with the added bonus of all its DLC bundled in (The Lost Morsel, Festive Seasoning) and HD rumble support. The Overcooked: Special Edition will release with 44 campaign levels and nine competitive multiplayer maps.

The Nintendo Switch, being a console built almost solely on the promise of portability, opens up a world of promise for Overcooked players. It's easy to foresee a world of people playing Overcooked just like they played all those other advertised games back on that very first Switch commercial: on a basketball court, at a rooftop gathering, alone at home, etcetera. Overcooked will feel right at home on the Switch, surely.

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Caty McCarthy

Features Editor

Caty McCarthy is a former freelance writer whose work has appeared in Kill Screen, VICE, The AV Club, Kotaku, Polygon, and IGN. When she's not blathering into a podcast mic, reading a book, or playing a billion video games at once, she's probably watching Terrace House or something. She is currently USgamer's official altgame enthusiast.

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