Wow, already! Cooking Mama: World Kitchen and Gardening Mama haven't been out long. I hope for their sake this doesn't turn out to be a Guitar Hero thing where they milk it too much but in any case, I'm sure it'll get a reasonable amount of sales given how successful the other games have been. Plus, the price tag will definitely sound appealing to many if they in fact stick to a $29.99 price tag like the other titles in the series. Here's the full press release:
505 Games today announced that everyone’s favourite culinary queen will return to the kitchen in time for Christmas. Cooking Mama 3 will see all new features added to the world famous game play recipe the series is famed for as 505 Games have once again secured an agreement with Cooking Mama Ltd., to publish Cooking Mama 3 on Nintendo DS across Europe.
“Mama provides a truly unique gameplay experience which can’t be replicated and always delivers,” commented Ian Howe, Managing Director of 505 Games. “Cooking Mama remains our most successful series to date and we know Cooking Mama 3 will only serve to build upon its existing legacy.”
After a blossoming outdoor spell in the hugely successful Gardening Mama, our favourite celebrity chef is back in the kitchen tantalising taste buds and testing cooking skills with a whole new cooking adventure. As well as boasting over 80 recipes, 200 mini-games, four player multiplayer (using single cart DS Download play) and classic Mama game play, Cooking Mama 3 now offers two totally new game modes. ‘What dish can you make’ lets you choose two ingredients from a list and Mama will come up with a tasty recipe containing them both for you to cook. ‘Lets go shopping’ challenges your memory as Mama sends you out to the shops with a list of ingredients to buy, but watch out for confusing food signs and forgetful shop assistants who will try to sell you the wrong items!
Originally released in December 2006 on Nintendo DS Cooking Mama and May 2007 on Wii, Cooking Mama is an original and fun title that boasts immediate ‘pick up and play’ kitchen action. To date, Cooking Mama DS remains the highest selling third party DS title of all time. Cooking Mama 2 on DS and Cooking Mama 2: World Kitchen on Wii built of the huge success of the original Mama adventure delivering fun and challenging game play for players of any age or skill level. In March 2009 the Mama brand expanded out from the kitchen as Gardening Mama launched on Nintendo DS once again growing the loyal fan base. The Mama brand has enjoyed massive commercial success selling over 2.1m units across Europe since launch.
Cooking Mama 3 is currently set for a Christmas 2009 release, available exclusively on Nintendo DS and published by 505 Games.
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