In an effort to expand their audience beyond the everyday gamer, Nintendo has released a new software title for Nintendo DS that turns the video game system into an interactive cooking coach, complete with recipes and video demos. Personal Trainer: Cooking for Nintendo DS contains more than 240 dishes (hopefully, this number will grown substantially over time) from dozens of countries around the world. The DS Chef, a friendly electronic cooking instructor, walks users through each step to make sure every dish comes out perfect and delicious. With a tap of the screen, users can even scale the quantity of their recipes based on the number of guests they expect. Not only could this be a fun method to learn to cook, this could also be a cool, innovative way to introduce kids to the art of preparing a meal. Could this be the epicurious.com of the future?
Personal Trainer: Cooking is the first in a new line of planned Personal Trainer titles from Nintendo that target non-traditional gaming audiences who will learn new skills in fun and interesting ways. For more info: www.personaltrainercooking.com