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?
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.