Media: Ubisoft Sends Kitchen Gamers Straight to Hell

Move over, Mama; a new cook is in town, and he’s not full of happiness and gleeful smiles.

Ubisoft announced today that they are bringing games based on the hit TV series Hell’s Kitchen (it lasted more than two weeks on Fox, so it must be doing something right) to the Nintendo DS and Wii in September, allowing players to experience the show’s high-pressure kitchen and dining room challenges with a 3D version of Chef Gordon Ramsay breathing over their shoulders.

“I had a great time doing the voice for my own animation,” said Gordon Ramsay. “Being in a video game is a new experience for me and I’m very pleased with the results.”

Players will execute (lest they be executed, bwa-ha-ha) the three phases of an order, the preparation, cooking, and service, with Ramsay scoring each meal. As players progress through the game, they’ll be rewarded with recipes from Ramsey’s own repertoire.

“Hell’s Kitchen has everything a great video game needs: pressure, excitement and intense competition,” said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft North America. “We are very excited to be bringing the intensity of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and the Hell’s Kitchen experience to the virtual world this fall.”

Features include:

  • Chef Ramsay watches players’ every move and judges them as they progress by yelling at them, praising them or shutting down the kitchen if their skills don’t meet his expectations.
  • As players progress, they’ll gain access to authentic Gordon Ramsay recipes, including many that are offered exclusively to game owners.
  • In Career Mode, players can earn stars to build their way up from a Single-Star restaurant to a prestigious Five-Star establishment. As the player advances through the ranks, their star rating advances and the recipes become more varied and intricate.
  • In Arcade Mode, the pressure builds as customers become increasingly demanding. Players will be challenged to keep up with the pressure before time is up, or Chef Ramsay loses patience and closes the kitchen.

Check out the screens, which we presume are all from the Wii version, in our gallery below.