The Cooking Mama series has a plethora of games within it now and its developer hasn't restricted Mama to the kitchen over the years. She's also partaken in babysitting duties and also showed off her green fingers in the DS title Gardening Mama. She really is a woman of many talents.

Well Mama will get the chance to get out into the garden once more as Gardening Mama: Mama and the Forest Friends will be coming to the 3DS in Japan in September.

Mama lives near a forest, inhabited by furry friends who will ask her to collect flowers for them to sell in their stores - sounds like a typical forest environment really.

The more animals you help out, the more appealing and colourful the forest starts to look. These animal pals will reward Mama with shopping tickets, which she can then use to buy some decorative items for her own garden. Touch screen mini games are back too, so there'll be plenty to get up to in your little virtual garden.

There's no news yet on a Western release, is this something you'd like to see? Let us know in the comment section below.