Londoners who love to eat sushi and play video games are being treated to the best combination ever – the chance to play a cooking game while eating at their favorite sushi bar. What else can they ask for? This set up was announced a couple of months ago and was featured by Gamespot UK:
UK restaurant chain Yo! Sushi is going to be letting gamers play with virtual Japanese food while they eat the real thing. The eateries will have Nintendo DS portables loaded with 505 Games’ Cooking Mama 2: Dinner With Friends placed around the sushi-delivering conveyor belts for the amusement of diners.
The Yo! Sushi branches in London’s Farringdon Road and Poland Street will be the first to get the game on April 14, and the rest of the restaurants will be getting theirs “over the coming months.” Sushi lovers will be able to play solo, or against other diners by challenging them to a cook-off.
I can already imagine some people scoffing at this idea but even though I have not had the chance to play the game whilst eating my sushi, I am sure that the idea will be a hit. We all know how popular casual gaming is becoming and though I don’t know if we can classify Cooking Mama as a casual game, the idea of playing with your friends – and perhaps strangers – at a sushi bar is definitely interesting. I have been trying to get the feedback of people who have actually been to these sushi bars in London but I have been drawing zero as of yet. Anyone know anything?