ARTICLES | May 12th, 2008
Get Your Kitchen Tools Ready As Cake Mania is Announced For Nintendo Wii

Baking bedlam goes motion-based as Majesco Entertainment Company, an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, and Sandlot Games, a leading developer and publisher of casual and family-friendly games, today announced Cake Mania: In The Mix! for Wii.

Following the hectic, time-management style gameplay of the original Cake Mania, and the branching storyline of Cake Mania 2, Cake Mania: In The Mix! introduces all-new characters, motion-based mini-games and a unique co-op mode where cake baking heroine Jill Evans receives some much needed assistance. Based on Sandlot Games’ award-winning PC franchise that has been downloaded more than 80 million times worldwide and sold 315,000 units on Nintendo DS, Cake Mania: In The Mix! is expected to release in Europe and PAL territories in early 2009.

Joining Cake Mania’s trademark resource management play with the Wii’s motion-based control is a natural extension of an incredibly successful brand on PC and DS, said Gui Karyo, Executive Vice President of Operations, Majesco. The Wii version’s expanded feature set, ranging from catering integration to cake design mini-games, enables fans of the series to experience the franchise in an entirely new way.

We are thrilled to combine Majesco’s expertise on the Wii platform with the massive fan base and addictive gameplay of Cake Mania, said Daniel Bernstein, founder and CEO, Sandlot Games. The combination of a great story, memorable characters and the Wii platform will deliver something that Cake Mania fans have never seen before.

In Cake Mania: In The Mix! players use the Wii Remote to lead Jill through nine new bakeries filled with baking and frosting mania. Aspiring bakers control every aspect of the business, from serving cakes and advertising in the Dessert Daily newspaper, to running a catering business by phone.

By unlocking bonus levels, players can expand the bakery to exotic locales on the moon, under the sea and in the rainforest, among others. In addition, the all-new Shop Rating feature lets players earn extra cash, promote catering services and unlock special kitchen upgrades and new cake designing mini-games where they can use the Wii Remote as a cake decorating tool.

Additional new game features include:

– 10 customer friendly bakery add-ons: fish tank, bench, table, table game, promotional decorations and more!
– Phone system allows players to accept catering orders and increase their business exponentially.
– Demanding customers ranging from ninjas to pregnant moms to leprechauns.

Developed by Gorilla Systems, Cake Mania: In The Mix! for Wii is expected to be released early 2009 in Europe and across PAL territories, where it will be distributed by Codemasters.

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