. After forever
(or one year
, depending on your calendar), there appears to be some progress toward the promised European release of Cooking Navi.
The German USK ratings board database now contains an entry for a Nintendo-published game called Kochkurs: was wollen wir heute kochen
? The name, which is (appropriately) quite a mouthful, translates to Cooking Course: What do we want to cook today?
We find it quite likely that this is the German name for the game that was known as Shaberu! DS O-Ryouri Navi
Now all that needs to happen is for Nintendo to make a for-real announcement,
then release the thing
. Then release the thing outside Germany
, sell a lot, and therefore convince Nintendo of America
to release it. That's ... actually a lot of steps.