Have any plans boiled up for Valentine’s Day? From tomorrow until February 16, the relationship destroys cooperative play Overcooked 2 will be playable at no extra cost to anyone who has a Nintendo Switch Online membership – “just in time for Valentine’s Day!”
Overcooked 2 is a game that involves preparing meals in the pressure cooker environment of a busy kitchen. Players must gather ingredients, chop vegetables, cook meat, wash up, try not to burn anything, put out fires if you do, and deliver ready-made meals to the front of the house. Levels have different environmental challenges. Oh, yes, you are also timed.
Sure, it’s about cooking. But like everyone who has played can testify, Overcooked 2 is not it actually about cooking. It is About communication and coordination. It’s about turning up the heat and increasing the voltage. It’s about seeing who has what is needed – and who does not. Overcooked 2 tests the ability to work together and the bonds between people, and finally crushes them like a pile of flimsy ceramics that fell during a dinner rush.
“Just in time for Valentine’s Day!” People at Nintendo know what they are doing. May your love be strong enough to survive the glove.