New Cooking Mama game in the works
The USK – a German media ratings organisation – has just submitted a rating for Cooking Mama: Cookstar for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.
According to the ratings page, the latest entry in the Cooking Mama series will be published by Planet Entertainment, while a classification entry from Australian Department of Communications and the Arts site reveals that the game is developed by 1st Playable Productions, and not original developer Cooking Mama Ltd (formerly known as Office Create).
Will Mama cook up a storm after such a long break?
The previous game in the series – Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop – was released on 3DS back in 2014 in Japan, and took several years to reach foreign shores – where it was not particularly well-received judging by its unimpressive Metacritic score of just 56.
1st Playable Productions is responsible for a big collection of licensed games for GameBoy Advance, DS and Wii, so it’ll be interesting to see how they handle Cooking Mama. The game is yet to be officially announced, but considering the game has already been rated and is presumably ready to launch, it should happen any day now.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Which of these iconic Batman/Justice League animated series voice actors did NOT reprise their roles for DC Universe Online?
- Mark Hamill as The Joker
- Kevin Conroy as Batman
- Clancy Brown as Lex Luthor
- Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman
The answer will be revealed at the end of this issue!
Riverbond confirmed for Switch
Cococucumber has announced that hack-and-slash dungeon-crawler Riverbond is headed for Switch later this year. Riverbond’s colourful palette and voxel graphics really make this couch co-op title stand out from the usually brown and grey genre. No need to worry if your friends can’t stick around to play the entire session, since Riverbond supports drop-in, drop-out local co-op for up to four players. The game features crossover characters from games such as Shovel Knight, Guacamelee and Psychonauts.
FAR: Lone Sails gliding onto Switch
Yesterday, developer Okomotive and publisher Mixtivision announced that FAR: Lone Sails will arrive to Switch on August 18th. Previously launched on Steam and OS X in 2018 and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One earlier this year, this vehicle adventure game revolves around exploring the remnants of a dried-out ocean. During the journey, you’ll encounter a number of hazards while searching for artefacts from a lost civilisation. You can wishlist FAR: Lone Sails on the eShop, or purchase it on Steam, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.
DC Universe Online and the Last Laugh of Harley Quinn
To celebrate today’s launch of DC Universe Online for the Nintendo Switch, we are bringing you a lovely fact about Daybreak Game Company’s smash hit MMO. Did you know that DCUO features a certain actor’s last ever appearance in the role they helped make iconic? Specifically, Arleen Sorkin’s last appearance as Harley Quinn?
Arleen Sorkin played Harley from the moment she was created for Batman: The Animated Series, and was such a part of the character that they referenced the actor’s name for Harley’s real one – Harleen. There is a common misconception that Sorkin’s last role as Harley Quinn was in Rocksteady Studios’ Batman: Arkham Asylum, where she was sadly replaced by Tara Strong from Arkham City onwards, whereas actually Sorkin appeared in DC Universe Online too! You can check out this performance in the game on Switch right now, and it’s free too!