The situation surrounding Cooking Mama: Cookstar has been the equivalent of seeing a pot on the kitchen burst into flames. The game apparently released before the developers wanted it to due to interference from higherups. This resulted in the game being yanked from the eShop and physical copies being released in small quantities. Given how dicey that things are, it looks like the game’s publisher, Planet Entertainment, has taken matters into its own hands.
Planet Entertainment has now released Cooking Mama: Cookstar on the game’s official website. The game is being offered as a physical release for $59.99 (it was originally going to release at $40). That’s the price of the typical AAA-game, which Cooking Mama certainly is not. But, if you don’t mind swallowing that asking price, this is about one of the most sure-fire ways to actually get the game. It may end up becoming a rare piece of Switch history if the weirdness surrounding its apparent haphazard release isn’t resolved. There’s no telling if and when Cooking Mama will sizzle back onto the eShop.