Upcoming: Food Network's Cook or Be Cooked Video Game
Coming November 3, 2009 is the Food Network's Cook or Be Cooked video game by Namco for the Nintendo Wii ($39.99, preorder at Amazon). Cook or Be Cooked appears to a more "professional" version of the Cooking Mama series of games, but it really couldn't go any lower than the trainwreck that was Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine for the Wii.
While we reserve judgment — a review is forthcoming — Cook or Be Cooked does indeed have promise. It's aim is partially instructive, and was made in association with Michael Symon, who kind of stakes his reputation on it, telling Wired: "I started getting involved with the game when they wanted for me to see how realistic it is... From someone who cooks every day of their life, I think they nailed it." Also, check out the digital Susie Fogelson and that enormous lasagna!
Video: Cook or Be Cooked Gameplay
Video: Cook or Be Cooked Commercial