The new birthday-themed update for Overcooked! All You Can Eat is available now for free

Overcooked All You Can Eat Birthday Update
Overcooked All You Can Eat Birthday Update (Image credit: Team 17)

What you need to know

  • Overcooked! All You Can Eat is a game about cooperating with friends to create recipes.
  • The franchise is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a birthday-themed update with new recipes and levels.
  • The new Birthday Party update is available for free on all platforms.

Overcooked! is a game franchise that is known for its ability to test the very bonds of friendship. Players cooperate and assign tasks to each other in order to complete recipes for customers in a restaurant. The developers, Team 17, released two instalments of the series before creating the definitive edition, aptly named Overcooked! All You Can Eat.

Overcooked! All You Can Eat features all the content from the first two games, as well as all of the DLC offered for both titles. It's definitely the definitive way to play, and Team 17 is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the franchise with a free birthday-themed update for Overcooked! All You Can Eat.

The Birthday Party update includes five new birthday-themed levels, a new Tabby Cat chef, a tea recipe and an all-new in-game Switcheroo mechanic where playing card characters reminiscent of a certain Wonderland transport players across the room.

Overcooked! All You Can Eat is also being offered for 40% off on the Nintendo Switch eShop for $23.99 USD until August 13, 2021. If you're looking for one of the standalone titles, they'll be on sale too.

What are your favorite recipes in the game? Let us know in the comments!

Nadine Dornieden

Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.