What better way to announce the video game for Food Network's Iron Chef America than Mr. Mark Dacascos - the chairman himself - name dropping Kotaku? I can't think of one, which is why I spent all weekend playing this clip over and over again. Ko-Tah-KOO! Destineer and Black Lantern Studios is bringing Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine to the Nintendo Wii and DS this summer, allowing you to face-off in kitchen stadium against world famous chefs. The whole thing sounds a bit like a version of Cooking Mama you can play against the computer, with 15 main ingredients, hundreds of recipe variations, and 300 different mini-game tasks to help you get the job done. Being an embarrassingly huge fan of the show, I will more than likely by this, as long as Alton Brown signs on to do commentary, or failing that - John Madden. just imagine the beauty of that for a moment, and then hit the jump for the full trailer and first screenshot from Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine.
Say what you will, but I think it's better to go with cartoon versions of a live-action show or film's actors rather than trying to cover a 3D model with a hideous looking photo-skin. I'll reserve judgment until I see what the cartoony Alton Brown looks like. There had better be a cartoony Alton Brown, dammit.
Here's the full trailer for the game, sans Kotaku reference. I think it loses a certain something, but that could just be me.
Destineer and Untied Media Bring 'Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine' To Wii™ and DS™
MINNEAPOLIS, MN March 8, 2008 - Following widespread speculation and anticipation, leading software publisher Destineer has today confirmed its partnership with United Media, a leading independent licensing and syndication company, to publish the video game Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine exclusively for the Wii™ system and Nintendo DS™.
Developed by Black Lantern Studios, the game is based on the highly rated Iron Chef America program, a spinoff of the worldwide hit Iron Chef, produced by Fuji Television. Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine features the voice and likeness of the show's host, Mark Dacascos, and Destineer will announce the involvement of additional talent from the show shortly.
"If the early buzz surrounding the game is any indication, then fans of the show and Nintendo owners are as excited as we are to be developing Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine," said Paul Rinde, CEO of Destineer. "With their innovative control dynamics, Wii and DS are the ideal system for the inaugural Iron Chef video game and believe the ultimate 'secret ingredient' to these games will be family fun."
Adds Jean Sagendorph, Licensing Director at United Media: "Iron Chef America possesses all of the attributes for a successful video game: fast paced action, intense competition and a unique gamesmanship that is the hallmark of Kitchen Stadium. We are excited to partner with Destineer in a sure-fire recipe for success - Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine."
In Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine players square off in Kitchen Stadium and battle through a series fast-paced and intense culinary challenges. Each victory advances players closer to a final showdown that will determine who will reign supreme as the next Iron Chef America.