Increasingly more video games embrace cooking as a minigame or exercise lately, to which I say: Yay! I really like cooking in video games, regardless of being a horrible chef in actual life.

Now alongside comes Magical Delicacy, a cooking platformer, to which I say: Wait, what?

My eyes aren’t deceiving me. Magical Delicacy is a “Metroidvania-inspired healthful cooking game” and that alone is sufficient to get me , as a result of I do not assume I’ve ever performed a cooking platformer earlier than. It does not harm that the pixel artwork and animation look incredible, too. Try the trailer above, proven on the Healthful Direct right now.

You play as Flora, an aspiring witch who strikes to a brand new city referred to as Grat, which is constructed alongside a cliffside (therefore all of the platforming you will be doing). As you discover the city you will meet the locals and put together meals for them in your kitchen, studying new recipes and upgrading your cooking station alongside the way in which. Town can be host to secrets and techniques and mysteries you possibly can unravel the extra you discover and uncover.

Most significantly, the cooking system seems to be fairly deep, as townsfolk do not simply request particular meals however preferences for these meals like “not too spicy” or “simple on the salt.” This will make crafting these dishes a bit difficult, however in Magical Delicacy you do not have to observe the recipe precisely. If the meal requires a pepper however the one one you have got is too spicy you possibly can counteract it with different substances. It seems to be like a enjoyable and versatile system.

I am unable to wait to leap across the city after which plant my toes within the kitchen to whip up some meals, although seems to be like I will must: Magical Delicacy is not due out till 2024.