Top-Down Shooter Nom Nom Apocalypse Is Evil Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

Good gravy! I haven’t been this spooked by food since Jack In The Box had their E. coli scare! Sorry, I’ll choke down the rest of my jokes. I know you guys don’t exactly eat em’ up.

If you’re looking for an indie top-down shooter, chances are you won’t go hungry. There’s a whole smorgasbord to choose from. But with so many options, it’s hard to tell which ones are baked to perfection, or ready for the garbage. Well, Nom Nom Apocalypse is almost done and ready to be served up. Will it stand the heat, or should it get out of the kitchen?

Okay, seriously, no more food puns. Nom Nom Apocalyse didn’t spend all this time slaving away in the kitchen just for us to pick at it. We will finish our whole articles without any complaints, or we won’t be getting any juicy Resident Evil 3 news for desert. AHHHH HELP ME! I CAN’T STOP! THESE PUNS ARE TOO DELICIOUS! TAKE THE KEYBOARD AWAY BEFORE I BECOME MY DAAAAAAD!

Because I cannot be trusted, here’s more from the Official Press Release:

As mutant monsters from the grocery shelves descend upon the city, humanity bakes a last-ditch bid to save the world. Suit up as one of many trigger-happy chefs with character-specific powers and prepare for a showdown with ferocious food in this love letter to classic monster movies.

Survive the foodpocalypse with an arsenal of over 30 culinary weapons, like the rapid-fire Ketchup Squirter, shotgunning Mustard Blaster, and as-seen-on-TV Fork Crossbow. Master twin-stick controls as cooks run-and-gun their way through hand-crafted levels with spicy procedural surprises like greasy oil slicks, sticky candy puddles, traps, and other hazards.

Defend the homefront against a host of mutant munchies by bringing along a hungry friend in couch co-op, or recruit allies from afar with Steam Remote Play Together. Mix and match 45 game-changing perks like Iron Aprons, flame-trailing dodgerolls, and kill streak bonuses to complement abilities like giant rolling pins and bubble gum shields. Wage war against surprise mini-bosses and fast-moving enemy hordes. The longer chefs survive, the more frantic the feast becomes.

Josh Sacco of Deadleaf Games brings years of experience from beloved Dreamworks game titles to this homage to kaiju films and creature features of the ‘50s. Enormous bosses emerge with Hollywood flair to epic theatrical tunes. From towering breakfast skillets with fangs and bacon arms to sentient sugar-coated nightmares, Nom Nom Apocalypse pops off the screen with all the bombast and terror of its forebears.

“There’s an earnest creativity behind classic monster movies I find truly inspiring,” said Josh Sacco, owner, Deadleaf Games. “For my first independent game, I wanted to channel this campy history with creepy yet cute monsters and eye-popping art, but these dressings bely a tough-as-nails arcade shooter demanding focus, precision, and perseverance.”

If you want to sink your teeth into Nom Nom Apocalypse, you can pick it up on February 13th on Steam. The Switch and Xbox One servings take a bit longer to prepare, and will be fresh and ready later in 2020. Click the link here if you want a taste of the game’s Steam store page. Now excuse me as I go devour a pint of ice cream in shame.

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