Cooking Mama: Cookstar might be coming to Nintendo Switch in March 2020

Cooking Mama Cookstar
Cooking Mama Cookstar (Image credit: Dante Nintendo Switch World)

What you need to know

  • Cooking Mama is a series of cooking simulators that were available on Wii and 3DS.
  • Recently, a teaser trailer for a new Nintendo Switch game called Cooking Mama: Cookstar appeared on the internet.
  • If leaks are to be believed, Cooking Mama: Cookstar will launch sometime in March 2020.

Several classic games that were popular during the DS, 3DS and Wii eras are either getting a sequel or are getting remade for Nintendo Switch. Case in point, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Just a few hours ago, a teaser video surfaced on the internet showcasing a new Cooking Mama game for the Nintendo Switch. We don't have an exact date, but it looks like Cooking Mama: Cookstar will be coming to Switch as soon as March 2020.

If you aren't familiar with the Cooking Mama games, they were popular cooking simulators that originated on the DS and have since been on the 3DS and Wii. The core focus centers on cooking mini games that evaluate how well you perform tasks in the kitchen.

From the trailer, it looks as though the new Nintendo Switch game will use the Joy-Con's motion controls to chop vegetables, melt butter on a pan, spread peanut butter, and do all kinds of other meal prep motions. Additionally, players will be able to use a motorized mixer, an oven, a blender, and several other cooking gadgets. One way or another, this looks like it's going to be a super fun game!

All the while, Cooking Mama will be smiling alongside you and helping you make plenty of tasty-looking dishes. We don't know an exact date for Cooking Mama: Cookstar's release and there isn't currently a page for it on the Nintendo eShop, but we'll be sure to update when more is revealed.

Rebecca Spear
Gaming Editor

Gaming aficionado Rebecca Spear is iMore's dedicated gaming editor with a focus on Nintendo Switch and iOS gaming. You’ll never catch her without her Switch or her iPad Air handy. If you’ve got a question about Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, or just about any other Nintendo series check out her guides to help you out. Rebecca has written thousands of articles in the last six years including hundreds of extensive gaming guides, previews, and reviews for both Switch and Apple Arcade. She also loves checking out new gaming accessories like iPhone controllers and has her ear to the ground when it comes to covering the next big trend.