The food scene is easily among the most competitive. Hm? Oh, I know – totally caught you off-guard with that revelation. But seriously, it’s a rough business where only the cream of the crop ever makes it anywhere near the top. Such is exactly what our protagonist in this one is looking to accomplish, inspired by her role model, the Culinary Queen, Chef Rhubarb. Hope she’s ready to… Cook Serve Forever!
Oh right, in case the name, concept, screenshot, or all of the above, sound more than a bit familiar, well, Cook Serve Forever is the fourth entry in the popular Cook, Serve, Delicious! franchise. Why not simply call it Cook, Serve, Delicious! 4 instead? I have no idea. Maybe they figured a change would be good after three numbered titles. Whatever the case, there’s food to be made, and that part doesn’t seem to have changed a whole lot from prior entries. By which I mean that it looks like players will still be managing orders in a ‘rapid fire’ style, pressing buttons to pour the correct drinks, ensuring a pizza gets the proper toppings, a hot dog ends up with the right condiments, and so on. But hey, if it ain’t broke, right?
Cook your way through the bustling solarpunk city of Helianthus as Nori Kaga, a food cart chef aspiring to make it big like her role model, the Culinary Queen herself, Chef Rhubarb.
Also, the promise of a fully-voiced story with “tantalizing sidequests” spanning dozens of hours… don’t know about you, but I’m quite ready to dig in and find out what’s what. Yes, I know: it’s about making food, not eating it – just let me have that one. Might even bring a friend along, as much like in Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! and Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?!, that’ll be possible in Cook Serve Forever. Sure, too many chefs in the kitchen can certainly be a bad thing, although… well… two? Can’t imagine that posing any problems. Quite the opposite, in fact, as customers will then be served quicker, leaving more time for them to enjoy whatever delicious meal the players manage to cook up. Groovy stuff.
Cook Serve Forever will be on Steam at some point throughout 2023. Consoles? TBA.