Iron Chef America: Supreme Cusine comes to Wii and DS

Allez cuisine! The Japanese cooking competition Iron Chef has always been good fun, and makes for an excellent drinking game (ask me later). The show was imported into the US by Food Network recently, and now we’re back in Kitchen Stadium for the series’ videogame debut.

Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine comes to both the Nintendo Wii and DS by way of Destineer. The games will feature the voice and likeness of the show’s over-the-top host, Mark Dacascos. They say other talent will be announced soon. Sorry, but Chairman Kaga is the only one that will do it for me.

Players will square off in “fast-paced and intense culinary challenges” up to the Final Battle, where I’m sure some fat-assed, pretentious foodie will shun everything but fried food and cheese. 

“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,” says Destineer CEO Paul Rinde.

I think we’re looking at a less cute, more competitive Cooking Mama. I’d warn host Mark Dacascos that he doesn’t want to piss Cooking Mama off.

An announcement video is coming when Destineer’s FTP decides not to suck.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN March 10, 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(tm) system and Nintendo DS(tm).

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.

Dale North