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This Summer, Venba Will Cook Up a Storm on Game Pass


Narrative cooking game Venba is set to arrive on Game Pass, the day of its release.

That’s the good news – so if you’re a PC or Xbox Game Pass subscriber, you’ll be able to explore Venba’s Indian cookery the day it releases. Venba is also coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, Xbox One and PC.

Previously available to play at the Tribeca Festival, it casts you as the titular Venba, an Indian mother who emigrates to Canada in the 80s. Woven in with the Cooking Mama-style gameplay, it will also tell a story of love, loss and family.

Sporting an eye-catching art style, it also tasks you with piecing together the missing parts from your  mother’s cookbook, which was damaged in transit. Apparently the recipes will work in real life, too, which could be worth trying.

In short, it sounds very intriguing. So what’s the bad news? While it was set for a Spring 2023 release, it’s been pushed back to Summer 2023. It’s not the end of the world, though. It just gives us more time to sample some authentic(ish) takeaways. You know, all in the name of serious journalism.

In the meantime, you can check out the trailer above and wishlist Venba on Steam here.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.