Majesco serving Wii Cooking Mama to US

Cooking Mama: Cook Off dished stateside early next year; culinary sim offers competitions between two players.

Like real cooking, but without the mess. And without the food.

In September, Majesco Entertainment announced that it would support the Wii with two games--a next-gen version of the bubble-bursting Bust-A-Move (now officially named Bust-A-Move Bash!) and an unnamed game. Today, the publisher took the lid off the second title by announcing that it would be bringing the Wii version of Cooking Mama over to the US.

Licensed to Majesco by Taito, Cooking Mama: Cook Off is a console version of the quirky Cooking Mama for the DS, which saw gamers prepare meals using the handheld's stylus. Cook Off will incorporate the Wiimote for a variety of culinary exercises including mashing, slicing, chopping, and stirring--simulating the action with the console's wireless remote will be translated on the screen.

Gamers won't starve for content--Cook Off will feature more than 300 real-world recipes from 10 different countries. Those who want to hold their own Iron Chef battles will be able to go head-to-head in a two-player mode.

Cooking Mama: Cook Off has not yet been rated or priced and will be available in "early 2007."

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blacksox2k6
blacksox2k6

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Francesca
Francesca

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mononokehime316
mononokehime316

i like the ds version. this will be sold for budget price i bet like the ds version. i got the ds version (us edition) here in the UK for £12.50 from axelmusic.com enjoyed it for the price

rudyHG
rudyHG

I know the game is cute and all - but I think I'd have a hard time spending more than 30 dollars on it. 300 recipes or not.

brantothehizzam
brantothehizzam

whoa 300 recipes compared to the 70 ds had wow thats awesome

bart8558
bart8558

I think I'd rather learn to cook in the kitchen in the real world.

inferno394
inferno394

Imagine making this game for the ps3 sixaxis controller! It would control so well!!!! LOL :-/

KingofTrolls
KingofTrolls

This is the biggest piece of crap lame excuse of a game i've ever seen

puppiemaster
puppiemaster

Sounds crap to me, but my mum will love it

ftjx
ftjx

sounds interesting, more of a rental though.......

TryMe01
TryMe01

wow, this would be soo cool!

biggamerhk
biggamerhk

wow thats awesome. i cant wait for the wii!!!

Tseng
Tseng

I love the F****** Wii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Neogin
Neogin

Yay for Wii! I loved the DS version. I can't wait for the new one.

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

If only I can eat that food. Looks like a good game for Wii. It suits it.

SpareJesus
SpareJesus

Well, for the fanboys, this is just one more piece of good news for the Wii, in comparison to the lack of good news the PS3 seems to be getting lately.

Brutalus7
Brutalus7

seems like an interesting idea for a game...not sure it deserves to be sold on it's own, it seems more like a minigame than a full game. Whatever, I'm pumped for the Wii and these kind of new games.

sktbrd341
sktbrd341

ikthog your are absolutly correct companies will explore different types of games to widen there audience. For example Cooking Mama got my mom to buy a DS and the game and she doesn't really play games, so there is one case in point. And just because it doesn't appeal to the hardcore gamer doesn't make crap. The casual gaming market is picking up a lot of steam and its probably a good bandwagon for smaller companies to jump onto.

CheddarLimbo
CheddarLimbo

I'm really surprised this franchise made it to the states. This just smacks of crazy esoteric Japanese entertainment. It's be one thing if my virtual hamburger could be sold on eBay and I could use that money to buy a REAL hamburger...This is all of the work and none of the fun. It seems fun enough - I'm just suprised that the Western market would be interested.

Superheroretard
Superheroretard

This story seems like one of those April fools day stories except its not April fools day. Oh I get it, its halloween and this is just a really cool game dressed up like a lame game. In that case here you candy **snickers bar** now have a safe time and don't eat your candy til your parents inspect it.

crills
crills

Elite_Jounin trust me them great games are comeing i played the wii at rocafella center last month and it was great . i think every one will love it even the sony and ms fanboys aint nothing like moveing stuff on screen by thinking and moving like real life that sold me the monent i played metriod and reach out and opened the door it felt so real and natural then theres the thought of a starwars wii. wiimote like a lite saber any one or resident evil wii chop some zombie heads off useing the wii mote like you use the stylus on the ds version yea them good games are comeing . but for rite now all i care about is zeldaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa please i nintendo i heed like a crack head needs his pipe. yea i know i sound crazy but dont remind me i here it form my wife all the time how im obsessed with zelda i even tryed to name our littel girl zelda but she was not haveing it lol

WPack911
WPack911

I think this is a cool game Idea, just cause a game does not appeal to the Hardcore gamer sect does not make it a bad game. This game will help bring in Girl gamers and older gamers that enjoy cooking. This is the kind of game that would get your Mom or Girlfriend into gaming. People should be thankful that Nintendo is making and endorsing games that could help more people into gaming.

Ikthog
Ikthog

The thing to keep in mind is that, as with the DS, the Wii is likely to have quite a few games like this that are intended more to explore a simple, novel concept than provide hundreds of hours of gameplay. My guess is this game was incredibly cheap to make, and they can sell it relatively cheaply too (even if its initial price is still high, it's not likely to stay that way)... which means that you can buy a stack of these shallow, easily consumed games. And why not? I'd rather play a quirky cooking game than the 10,000th FPS game coming to the 360 or PS3. It's a different business model entirely from the "spend $40 million and pray you'll recoup it" strategy behind most games these days, and so far Nintendo has been doing pretty well with it. I hope to see more of this sort of thing in the future.

LordBrittish
LordBrittish

I think that picture is actually from the DS version of this game.

Elite_Jounin
Elite_Jounin

Thanks for explaining "Schillinger".....and "crills" i wasn't hate'n I just expected better games for the Wii.

McDog3
McDog3

japanesegoth you can be quiet, just because you don't want to play this, doesn't mean the entire rest of the world agrees with you. It's games like these that are all the rage right now over in Japan....

Schillinger
Schillinger

"umm...so would you rather have realistic looking foods? yeah, that would be fun and it would definitely fit in with the style of the game.. " I think he was referring to the concept rather than the graphics >.>

crills
crills

Elite_Jounin this aint the best wii graphics its a simple game for girls or for the kiddy that teaches them how to cook remember brain age simple yet fun my wife wants this game. dont hate expect to see a lot of games like this and a lot of great looking games to .but dont hate on this game cause you dont like it i hate pokemon but you dont see me hateing i know theres alot of people that like it since the new sold all most a million in the first week

japanesegoth
japanesegoth

"Are you serious? seriously this is coming to a nex-gen console??? So this is the power of the Wii?! If i were a Wii fan I would be pissed" umm...so would you rather have realistic looking foods? yeah, that would be fun and it would definitely fit in with the style of the game..

supercrap1
supercrap1

I'm glad games like this are coming out here now. The Japanese PSX cooking game (Ore No Ryouri) was a total pain to find, even when I visited Japan, thankfully it turned up on Ebay after having it on my saved searches for years.

joestierman
joestierman

Elite_Jounin... the people who want the wii love this kind of thing.. me included =)

aindovin
aindovin

I'm not pissed! It's something different! Shooting/racing games are a dime a dozen. This game can only be fun on the Wii, because of the controls! If you don't like it, don't buy it. The demographic isn't the hardcore gamer for Nintendo. It's everyone else. It will be interesting if 'everyone else' is worth more $$$ than the hardcores.

punkindoubt86
punkindoubt86

I hope they make another version of this game based on that anime they showed long ago about the fighting food plates.. that was fun.. I mean.. like cooking and all that stuff.. and then your plate transforms into that fighter and then you can kick the rice out of taht others chefs specialty.. that would be fun.. but either way 300 recipies???!! that going to take a while ^_^

ChronoBash
ChronoBash

I LOVE IT!! Looks like loads of fun! And whats this about a new bust a move?! Awesome!! Wii just keeps getting better and better...

Elite_Jounin
Elite_Jounin

Are you serious? seriously this is coming to a nex-gen console??? So this is the power of the Wii?! If i were a Wii fan I would be pissed

SemiMaster
SemiMaster

I'm not sure how this will work out, but it looks cool for some reason... Since when did it become cool to play games about chores and stuff?

Kreestas
Kreestas

hey, now theres a facebook option? weird. but anyways, yay for cooking mama! i might learn to cook food other than raman noodles!

TintedChimes
TintedChimes

mmm...mac and cheese, haven't had that in a while.

Schillinger
Schillinger

Isn't making pretend food what... 5 year olds do...?