505 Games is today delighted to announce that the superbly successful Cooking Mama brand is set to extend its instantly recognisable mix of pick-up-and-play game play and fun mini-games into the world of gardening; with the release of Gardening Mama.
Heading to Nintendo DS™ in Spring 2009, Gardening Mama sees Mama heading into the great outdoors to turn an empty garden into a tranquil paradise. Green-fingered players use the touch screen to dig holes, plant seeds, mix fertiliser and ultimately grow a range of fruits, flowers and vegetables.
Just like Cooking Mama saw players engaging in different stages of a recipe, Gardening Mama breaks the plant growing process up into small bite-size chunks of game play. The simple mini-games can be played by wannabe gardeners of all ages, as they grow increasingly more colourful and rare flowers.
“The Cooking Mama brand continues to be one of our strongest sales successes on Nintendo DS and we’re confident Gardening Mama will be a fantastic addition to the series,” said Ian Howe, Managing Director, 505 Games. “We’re also sure that Cooking Mama fans will love this new take on the incredibly popular franchise.”
“I’m confident that players will take great delight in growing plants and vegetables alongside Mama,” added Kazuhiro Ohara, Creative Director, Cooking Mama Ltd. “I hope that players will be inspired to grow real flowers at home after enjoying the experience so much.”
505 Games is publishing Gardening Mama for Nintendo DS in Europe in Spring 2009.
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Originally launched in December 2007 on Nintendo DS, Cooking Mama captured the imagination of gamers young and old as they joined Mama in the kitchen preparing a selection of world cuisine against the clock. To-date, the Cooking Mama brand has achieved sales of over 1.6 million units across Europe and the original Cooking Mama has established itself as the biggest selling third party Nintendo DS title ever. Cooking Mama is available exclusively on Nintendo DS and Wii and Cooking Mama 2 is out now on DS. Cooking Mama 2 World Kitchen on Wii is scheduled for release in Spring 2009 and sees Mama transported into a glorious 3D world for the first time.
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505 Games, headquartered in Milton Keynes is dedicated to the publishing and international distribution of full price, mid-range and budget computer and videogames in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) markets and Australia. The current portfolio includes the best selling games Cooking Mama, ArmA: Armed Assault, Bust-a-Move and Armored Core and covers all gaming platforms, including next generation consoles like Sony PlayStation® 3, Nintendo Wii™ and Microsoft Xbox 360™. For More information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.co.uk