If you haven't already noticed the pattern, it seems alot of super quirky DS games are getting announced for Wii, if it works with a stylus it'll probably work with the Wiimote. Well done Nintendo, a very good combination.

"Since its introduction last month, Cooking Mama for the Nintendo DS has won people over with its fun, addictive gameplay and innovative use of the Touch Screen,” said Ken Gold, vice president of Marketing. “Cooking Mama: Cook Off for the Wii console similarly integrates the unique Wii Remote while layering on new features-including multiplayer and a full range of international cuisine-that fans are hungry for."

The game is scheduled for a Japanese release early 2007 and later in the year for us westerners. It should be another standout "unique" title for Wii, but will it be more than a simple gimmick?

"Making special use of the Wii Remote, Cooking Mama: Cook Off is an entertaining blend of mashing, slicing, chopping and stirring as players create more than 300 real-world recipes from 10 different nations. New realistic graphics and real-time cooking effects lend authenticity to player creations and help budding chefs determine when food is overcooked. Best of all, Cooking Mama: Cook Off offers 2-player kitchen competitions to determine who can cook the best meal the fastest."

We'll be posting all the information about Cooking Mama: Cook Off as they emerge.

[via majescoentertainment.com]