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.
The Cooking Mama franchise is a series of quirky Japanese games in which players prepare a variety of dishes by doing things like stirring broth, peeling vegetables, and dicing meat using the DS stylus.
The first game, Cooking Mama, proved to be a surprise hit in the West, with over a million units sold as of December in Europe alone. There is also a Wii version, Cooking Mama: Cook Off.
Cooking Mama 2: Dinner With Friends for the DS was released in Europe on February 15 and features new recipes, minigames, and a multiplayer mode.