Iron Chef America grills Wii, DS

Destineer and Black Lantern Studios adapting hit Food Network culinary competition for Nintendo's platforms this summer.

In October, Montreal-based Ludia dropped invective chef extraordinaire Gordon Ramsey into its cooker for a gaming adaptation of the popular Fox reality series Hell's Kitchen, due out in tandem with the fourth season of the show later this year on a range of platforms. But as Ramsey would surely agree, what good is a chef without a little friendly competition to sharpen the old blades?

Bang a gong, we are on!

Stepping up to that challenge is none other than United Media's Iron Chef America. Destineer announced today that it would be bringing Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine to the Wii and Nintendo DS. Slated for release this summer, Supreme Cuisine is in development at Black Lantern Studios, which recently adapted Rogue Pictures' Christopher Walken-led comedy Balls of Fury for the Wii and DS.

Running with the recipe popularized by Fuji Television's classic master chef throw-down Iron Chef, Iron Chef America brings the culinary coliseum stateside, pitting a number of Food Networks' top chefs against challengers from across the country following a particular theme.

Like the show, the game will be hosted by Mark Dacascos (Brotherhood of the Wolf, Double Dragon), and Destineer promises that additional cameos from the show will be named in the future. Current Iron Chef America master chefs include Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto, and Cat Cora.

Black Lantern hopes to re-create the intensity of the show, and scullions will attempt to earn the title of master chef by taking 15 theme ingredients, stirring in "hundreds of dish variations," and sautéing with 300 various minigame challenges. The game will also feature a variety of modes, including competitive and cooperative multiplayer options for both Wii and DS gamers.

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Buck
Buck

Man, they'll make a video game out of anything nowadays. Pass.

kca89
kca89

Sounds interesting. I just hope it turns out to be a fun game and if so I might pick it up. Same goes for the Deadliest Catch.

zedizdead
zedizdead

Between this and Deadliest Catch, I don't know how to contain my excitement.

09231991
09231991

@ gr8jedimaster, I agree man, Its games like this that make me feel excellent that I didn't buy a Wii.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

KamuiFei : Amen to that brother. If anyone knows where to find the originals on DVD, hit me. But really, if there has to be an Iron Chef game, I'd rather play one with the original announcers, just like the show, american voice overs with the original language in the background.......

KamuiFei
KamuiFei

Original Iron Chef was leagues better than Food Network's imitation. I like Alton Brown though, only guy on Food Network worth watching.

vamroc
vamroc

They just added a new Iron Chef who name escapes me at the moment. He's the winner of a show called The Next Iron Chef what I would love to see is a cross promotion where the winner of Top Chef takes on an Iron Chef .

asuryan2
asuryan2

The chairman, Mark Dacascos, is not the fake nephew of Kaga. He is the son of Kaga's sister, Moriko McVey. I love Iron Chef (especially the good old Japanese stuff) but any game based on it would suck...

gr8jedimaster
gr8jedimaster

And people wonder why the Wii isn't taken seriously anymore... Oh, did you know that the "chairman" on ICA is Kaga's fake nephew? LOL

qaz88aof
qaz88aof

the original is waaay better... i hope that comes out

sun_spirit
sun_spirit

Now Tekeshi's Castle would be a good gameshow video game!

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I would love a really deep and realistic cooking sim.

Zeus-Guy
Zeus-Guy

First Hell's Kitchen, now this. I said it before and I'll say it again, "they just HAVE to make a game out of everything".

DanieltheDead
DanieltheDead

I wish they would've made this with the Japanese version of the show in mind; Iron Chef America is a total bore-fest compared to the original. I would much rather hear a "ALLEZ CUISINE!" from Chairman Kaga resonating from my DS than Mark Dacascos pale imitation.

redlar
redlar

There better be a Japanese studio working on a counterpart with the original Iron Chef series. I really liked that one better than the American one; probably something to do with the slight campiness of the original, and the interesting ideas the chefs came up with. For those wondering about how fun this will be, think of Cooking Mama, with whatever recipe ideas you want to come up with. I think.

JthRedDragon
JthRedDragon

My wife loves the show. As long as the controls are tight, the mini-games are well thought out, and there's lots of dishes it could be fun................for her.

randy915
randy915

I'm going to go against conventional wisdom and say this: if... IF... they offer an open ended way of cooking and judging for hundreds of ingredients/combinations along with a good motion engine, this might work. ...man who am I kidding, this is gonna blow.

stziggy
stziggy

I wonder if we'll have a digital version to Alton Brown?

Evz0rz
Evz0rz

Its only a matter of time till we see Emril Live on the Wii

crimson_ant
crimson_ant

I am a big fan of the series, but please... a game based on Iron Chef? Must be as much fun waiting for water to boil in a kettle.

Flaming_Spoon
Flaming_Spoon

Sounds like a failure to me... not one of your best ideas Nintendo...

rouge-ninja14
rouge-ninja14

If I wanted to cook I'd make it in real life, you know, were you can actually eat it

Ungdi
Ungdi

OH MY GOD. NO. We already have cooking mama, we don't need this. Cooking mama was made by game developers and this one's definitely shovelware.

mhder
mhder

I'd rather it be the original Iron Chef. It'd be more challenging to filet a live conger eel (kansai or kanto method) or have to choose whether to prep a monkfish on the cutting board or hanging on the hook. The originals were so much better..................

Sins-of-Mosin
Sins-of-Mosin

I'll watch the old Iron Chef but not this new version. Sometimes new isn't better. If they can at least make it enjoyable for a few hours then I'll be happy.

Lucidmike78
Lucidmike78

As much as I love the Wii and cooking, cooking is something you can definitely do at home (is always accessible unlike bowling), and it'll always be more rewarding and fun than doing it with in front of a screen. We'll have to wait until the 3rd version of Wii which will tap directly into your brain so you can taste and smell the finished product.

CasinoOutlaw247
CasinoOutlaw247

Pretty soon you'll be able to use your Wii as a hibachi. Or the next version of the Wii will be endorsed by George Foreman.....

nicknicknick333
nicknicknick333

wow, wow this game looks ABSOLUTELY terrible. Glad to see game companys are still pooping out crappy wii ports though.

NandoSupes
NandoSupes

this is the game that is going to revolutionize gaming !!!!, everyone pre ordered this masterpiece asap!!!! lol. ........I don't think so. man this is ridiculous lol. can the developers think of something more innovative to do with the Wii?,I guess not.

ctifer1
ctifer1

---------- Iron Chef jumped the shark when they brought in Mark Dacascos to yell the food name and make stereotypical karate motions (though he was the man in The Crow television series) -- wait, has the phrase "jumped the shark" jumped the shark? LOL ------------ So they jumped the shark in Season 1? It's not Iron Chef... It's Iron Chef America...

chansaet
chansaet

I guess cooking mama has some competetion (not really)

umd1998
umd1998

Iron Chef jumped the shark when they brought in Mark Dacascos to yell the food name and make stereotypical karate motions (though he was the man in The Crow television series) -- wait, has the phrase "jumped the shark" jumped the shark? LOL

Kingjames11
Kingjames11

Great, a cooking game. What's next? A game where I get to clean house and fold laundry? Lame.

Merl57
Merl57

iron chef America is trash compared too the original and a game? I don't think so, sorry bad idea

CAMPKILLJER
CAMPKILLJER

I think this will end up being the best cooking game we've ever seen. Too bad Ramsay won't debut in a video game any time soon.

funkymonkey4710
funkymonkey4710

300 mini games ... tha is alot for a cooking game... hope it can end up being good.