Cooking Mama 2 coming to Europe in early '08

505 Games has snagged the rights to serve up a sequel to the "best-selling cooking simulation game," Cooking Mama on the Wii and DS.

The sequel is being readied for an early 2008 release in Europe (no word on a US release yet), and promises to pack new recipes and twice as many minigames to stir-fry your way through.

A brand-new multiplayer mode is also planned, allowing two players to challenge each other in a so-called "cook-off." Maybe something like cooking a chicken meal as quick as you can without infecting your guest with salmonella - we play that in real life all the time.

"Cooking Mama delivered a truly original IP and Cooking Mama 2 promises to build on its success," said Ian Howe, managing director at 505 Games.

We hope it builds on changing the dodgy controls, and adds some sort of real gaming challenge into to the mixture.

August 9, 2007