The Cooking Mama series is back with a brand new game for the Nintendo Switch; Cooking Mama: Cookstar. And it released today! This new title flew under the radar for most, with little to no advertisement. The rights of the series now belong to Planet Entertainment/Planet Digital and its developed by 1st Playable Productions. Designed exclusively for the Switch, you’ll be able to play with the motion controls! There’s also 2 new modes; Potluck Party Mode (a co-op or versus mode) and Vegetarian Mode (meatless recipes).
About Cooking Mama: Cookstar
Cooking Mama: Cookstar features over 90 incredible new recipes for players to master. Cook everything from classic Japanese recipes to today’s most tasty comfort foods. Cooking Mama: Cookstar truly has a taste of everything. Not a carnivore? Not a problem! For the first time ever Cooking Mama will feature both a traditional cooking mode and a vegetarian cooking mode. Burritos, Bibimbap, Bubble Tea, Baked Alaska, Pokebowls and so much more. Explore the diverse menu to find what suits your taste.
Don’t think you have the skills to become a master chef? Don’t worry, Mama will fix that! Just follow Mama’s instructions and create delicious and decadent treats that you can share with your friends. Chop, mince, slice, dice and roll! Precision motion controls immerse players right into the action. With Mama’s help, you will become the world’s greatest culinary artist.
- All new Vegetarian Mode
- Over 90 recipes between Traditional and Vegetarian mode
- Classic recipes and fun new recipes like Unicorn Food
- Blend of traditional and motion controls
- Multiplayer and co-op Party Games
- Up to 2 players
- Challenge mode for expert chefs
- Share your amazing creations with friends on social media
As of now, you can purchase Cooking Mama: Cookstar through GameStop here. If you prefer more relaxed simulation games with cooking included, check out this article here: Best Simulation Games by Kairosoft.
**IGN and ScreenRant have confirmed through an anonymous developer that the allegations previously mentioned are false. However, Office Create (the IP holder) is in the midst of filing a lawsuit against publisher Planet Entertainment for not adhering to their contract and releasing the product without permission. This is why all digital copies have been pulled from their listings.**
** It seems through other media sources online that there’s a reason it’s hard to find information on this game and why it’s been pulled from the Nintendo eShop. Some are reporting overheating if their Switches after purchasing Cooking Mama: Cookstar as Planet Entertainment is mining cryptocurrency with it with their “blockchain technology”. These are still only rumors but I would not recommend buying this game at this time if you happen to find a physical copy at a retailer.**