If you're still at all interested in picking up a copy of Cooking Mama: Cookstar on the Nintendo Switch after all the commotion, but can't seem to find one, publisher Planet Entertainment is now selling physical copies for $59.99 USD on the game's official website. Here's the apparent reason behind this decision:
Planet Entertainment, the publisher of Cooking Mama: Cookstar, is offering the game directly to consumers during the Covid-19 Pandemic. With most of the retail locations closed or out of stock, we are making the game available directly from us, Planet Entertainment.
If you're still worried about there being ties to crypto-mining, according to a recent update from an anonymous developer - who claims to have helped out with the game - there's no need to worry. The real reason it was supposedly withdrawn from the eShop is linked to a tussle between the publisher and IP holder.
There is a legal battle between the publisher, planet entertainment and the ip holder, office create... planet entertainment released the game against a request by office create to keep polishing the game, or perhaps even cancelling it. At one point the japanese official create clients came to oversee development. An argument started and the clients were told to go home if they weren't being "constuctive". Once they found out that planet entertainment released the game, they used their nintendo contacts to pull it from the e-shop and stop production of cartridges.
If you're curious to find out more about the game itself, read our review. Would you be game to add this one to your Switch collection? Tell us down below.