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Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked

Platform(s): Wii
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: Namco Bandai Games
Developer: Red Fly Studio
Release Date: Nov. 3, 2009

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'Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked' (Wii) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT

Turn up the heat with Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked, the only video game developed with the Food Network Kitchens’ Executive Chefs. Whether a novice cook or a master in the kitchen, you’ll have fun, learn something new, and improve your cooking skills with Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked!

Developed in partnership with Food Network, the first cable network dedicated to the power and joy of food, the game is designed to teach players real, practical cooking skills using their Wii Remote and Nunchuk.  From introductory lessons to more advanced challenges, Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked will make everyone a star chef. Releasing just in time for the holidays, Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked is an ideal, unique gift for the foodies and aspiring chefs on anyone’s list this season.

With more than 30 recipes developed by the expert chefs of the Food Network Kitchens, the game delivers a truly authentic food experience from prep to plate. Realistic and fun challenges let Food Network fans, enthusiastic chefs and even kitchen-phobes perfect their culinary techniques mess-free with the motion-based Wii Remote and Nunchuk simulating an array of kitchen tools and utensils. From cracking an egg, to oiling a pan, to seasoning the perfect steak, Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked is designed to take the cooking experience from practice to practical, teaching skills which can ultimately be applied in the real kitchen, for a real-life delicious Food Network meal.

There are never too many cooks in the kitchen with this game. Players encounter Food Network’s Vice President of Marketing and The Next Food Network Star judge, Susie Fogelson, and Food Network Kitchens chef Mory Thomas along the way for tips, feedback and reviews. Friends and family can cook all recipes side-by-side in cooperative Hot Potato mode for up to four players, or have a competitive split-screen cook-off with two players.


Key Features:

  • Real instruction: Game is designed with Food Network Kitchens consulting to ensure authenticity
  • Real recipes: Includes 30+ recipes that you can take into your kitchen
  • Multiplayer: All recipes can be played in cooperative and competitive modes
  • Motion control: Both Wii remote and Nunchuk are used to simulate a wide variety of kitchen utensils and appliances
  • Wii MotionPlus: Support for Nintendo’s new accessory will provide increased precision and immersion in the kitchen
  • Realistic UI: Store and retrieve ingredients and cookware in the refrigerator, pantry, cabinets, and drawers – just like you do in your own kitchen!

Developed by Red Fly Studio, Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked, rated “E” for Everyone, will carry a MSRP of $39.99.


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