Cuisine Royale – the first kitchen utensil battle royale?

Available for free on steam until the 2nd of July.

Based on the overwhelmingly positive reception for this year’s April Fool’s Joke, Cuisine Royale, which was initially meant to be a limited-timed release, Gaijin Entertainment and Darkflow Software released their all-kitchen-warfare MMO shooter as a standalone title.

Built on upcoming squad-based multiplayer shooter Enlisted, and combining the latest flavours in the video game industry, Cuisine Royale pits players in a vicious “Battle Royale” deathmatch mode. Armed with nothing but their skivvies, players must locate and stockpile an arsenal of World War II weaponry, ranging from various pistols and rifles to heavy machine guns. In addition, kitchen utensils, such as cooking pots, colanders, waffle-makers and frying pans, are also available, adding the necessary ‘spices’ to serve players with an entirely distinctive Battle Royale experience.

Dinnerware and kitchen utensils, which have long been overlooked in terms of their combat capabilities in other games, will finally be able to show off their true potential in Cuisine Royale. Players can use a colander as head protection, equip a wok pot as a formidable breastplate, or strap on a massive waffle maker to be protected even against the largest calibers of weapons. Some of the items found in game can be used both in defense and offense, like the versatile pancake pan that can shield against incoming bullets as good as it can brain enemy players. Other items that can be found on the battlefield are even more exotic: Strapping on a medical dropper will provide the player with accelerated health regeneration, a set of glasses will increase weapon accuracy and chewing on a cuban cigar will turn the player into a real Tough Guy able to withstand even more physical punishment!

Of course, besides an impressive arsenal of kitchen utensils and exotic items, players can also use a wide array of more traditional Battle Royale equipment. The available weaponry in Cuisine Royale includes various melee weapons, such as knives and axes, and – among many others – famous firearms, like the M1 Garand and Mosin Nagant rifles, the Thompson or MP40 submachine gun, or even the renown AKM assault rifle.

Also available in-game are Loot Boxes in various degrees of rarity, but in Cuisine Royale they are entirely, 100% free. Scattered around the battlefield in the form of fridges, they include not only delicious foodstuffs to increase player health, but also contain weapons and other equipment.

Cuisine Royale is available on Steam now, and free until the 2nd of July.

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A fan of indie RPGs, Andrew splits his time between grinding for XP, and writing about grinding for XP. As well as running our news section, Andrew eats a medically inadvisable amount of Marmite.

Andrew May

News Editor A fan of indie RPGs, Andrew splits his time between grinding for XP, and writing about grinding for XP. As well as running our news section, Andrew eats a medically inadvisable amount of Marmite.