According to Planet Entertainment, the creative differences that arose between the company and Office Create were “outside of the scope of [the] agreement and game design approved by Office Create,” and Planet Entertainment was “fully within its rights” to publish and release the title.
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Planet Entertainment wants to explain the mystery surrounding the Nintendo Switch game to all Cooking Mama: Cookstar fans.
Office Create, the rights holder to Cooking Mama, approved a detailed game design in 2019. 1st Playable, the game developer, and Planet followed the exact approved design. That design is the exact game on Nintendo Switch, which also includes many additional Office Create suggestions which add gameplay value.
Unfortunately, creative differences arose as Cooking Mama: Cookstar was near completion that were outside the scope of our agreement and the game design approved by Office Create.
By contract, Planet is fully within its rights to publish Cooking Mama: Cookstar. There is no active litigation or ruling that prevents Planet from publishing the game.
Cooking Mama fans have been very enthusiastic about Cooking Mama: Cookstar, including the many new features including Vegetarian and, Unicorn food, Potluck Party, plus more.
We appreciate the overwhelming positive response and support from Cooking Mama: Cookstar fans.
Office Create has our total respect. We thank them for their wisdom and wish them well.