Cook Serve Forever screenshot of the character dialogue

[Update]: Cook Serve Forever will be heading into Early Access on May 8th, and it'll likely stay there eight to ten months.

When it comes to cooking and restaurant management games, the Cook, Serve, Delicious series is certainly an outlier. While the food is colorful and the music upbeat, the actual world these games take place in is a near-apocalyptic nightmare where your can even get shot at by rival cooking gangs!

So in an effort to explore that kind of bizarre universe, the Vertigo Gaming team has just announced a brand new spin-off - Cook Serve Forever. Even though cooking will still play a major part in Cook Serve Forever, the focus this time around seems to be on telling a dramatic, fully voiced story with plenty of sidequests to help you explore the solarpunk city of Helianthus.

Since all of this probably sounds like complete and utter nonsense, allow me to share with you the recently posted trailer. It should give you a pretty good impression of what Cook Serve Forever is going for. Have a look:

The one bit of bad news is that you'll have to wait for about a year before diving into Cook Serve Forever as the release date has been set for early 2023. Once we get an actual date, and hopefully some more gameplay details, I'll make sure to let you know.

Until then, you can read a few more tidbits about Cook Serve Forever over at Steam. Enjoy!

Cook Serve Forever screenshot of the gameplay from early alpha

Cook Serve Forever screenshot of the antagonist Rhubarb