My sister bought Cooking Mama: Cook Off for Wii and it's a fun game. I'm sure this one will be even better. Here's the press release:
505 Games today proudly unveiled an agreement with Cooking Mama Ltd., a subsidiary of Japanese developer Office Create, to publish Cooking Mama 2 across Europe.
Due to be served on the Nintendo DS and Wii, Cooking Mama 2 is the sequel to the best-selling cooking simulation game, Cooking Mama, and promises more culinary fun and even tastier gameplay as Mama cooks up a spicy storm with new recipes, twice as many mini-games and an all-new multiplayer mode to challenge other players to a ‘cook off’, Mama style.
“Following on from the phenomenal success of Cooking Mama, we’re thrilled to be bringing Cooking Mama 2 to Europe,” commented Ian Howe, Managing Director, 505 Games. “Cooking Mama delivered a truly original IP and Cooking Mama 2 promises to build on its success”
Originally released in December 2006 on Nintendo DS and May 2007 on Wii, Cooking Mama is an original and fun title that boasts immediate ‘pick up and play’ kitchen action, to ensure that players of any age or skill level are able to enjoy its wholesome wholemeal gameplay. Cooking Mama has been a staggering retail success across Europe.
Cooking Mama 2 is slated for an early 2008 release and will be available exclusively on Nintendo DS and Wii from 505 Games.
[UPDATE] I just realized this is talking about a release in Europe in Early 2008. No US release is set yet.