Order Up! Will Be An eShop Title In America
Already in Europe as a retail title, developers are opting for an eShop release for the fast food feedathon in the Americas.
Fast food! It’s like regular food, except tastier and it gets to you faster, with the unfortunate caveat of surreptitiously killing you over an extended period of time from the inside out.
Fans of cooking games would normally think of the egregiously pink Cooking Mama games when asked about Nintendo and chef-based gameplay. But when the art-style of Nickelodeon cartoons meets the cookery of the Mama games, the end result is Order Up!, as Supervillain Studios proved on WiiWare back in 2008.
Already available on Wii and PS3, Europe saw a 3DS version of Order Up! at the end of 2011. An American version of the game is sadly yet to materialise, but it seems the developers at Supervillain have shed some light on the subject.
Nintendo World Report have confirmed that publishers Ignition have opted to head for the eShop with the American version of the game. This isn’t a port, of course, but rather an updated 3DS release of the game, which pits you as a plucky chef who works their way from fast foodie to celebrity chef, cooking against the clock.
Pleasingly, an eShop demo will also be made available, though it’s not clear if this will apply to every territory or just in the Americas. The eShop release of the game is due to an increasingly competitive retail market, in which smaller titles like Order Up! are increasingly cast aside for bigger titles in limited shelf space.
Originally, the boxed game was meant to hit American store shelves in January, before being continuously delayed. Now exclusive to the eShop in America, the game’s set to release in late May or early June.
Ignition continue to be handling the publishing rights. Looks tasty!