At E3 2018, Nintendo have announced that Team17 and Ghost Town Games are bringing Overcooked 2 to Nintendo Switch on August 7, 2018, with all new kitchens, recipes, chefs, and even more Kevin.
The Onion Kingdom is in peril again and this time it is the fault of the Onion King himself! Reading aloud from the fabled Necronomnomicon, he has cooked up a real problem in the form of a doughy but dangerous army of UNDEAD BREAD called… The Unbread! The Onion King needs you, so chop, fry, and bake your way through an all new series of crazy kitchens to defeat them and save the kingdom.
This time, you’ve got online multiplayer, along with local, with up to four players, and Throwing is now an official game mechanic, allowing you to toss ingredients to your fellow chefs or even straight into the pan/blender/onto the floor – whichever takes your fancy. There will also be a ton of new level mechanics introduced; moving walkways, controllable platforms, and portals, and the dynamic levels will react around you, serving up new challenges as the recipes and levels themselves change.
There’s going to be an interactive world map, so when you drive, sail, and soar your way around the map in the Onion King’s amphibious air bus, you’ll open up new areas using hidden buttons around the world. In the same vein, there’ll be a variety of new kitchens to cook in. Plus, more recipes are going to be added, which means new equipment and ingredients thrown into the mix. Finally, an array of new chefs will be included, from an eagle, a mouse, a beaver, and an octopus!
If you preorder, you’ll get the “Too Many Cooks,” DLC, which includes five chefs: Alien, Walrus, Unicorn, Monkey, and Calico Cat, but if you want some merchandise, a range is now available from Fangamer, which includes a t-shirt, tea towel, and lapel pin, with more to release soon.
Overcooked 2 will release digitally on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC for £20/€25/$30, on August 7, 2018, and can be preordered now. A boxed version will also be available for PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.