Overnight, Screen Rant got to talk to one of the developers of the game, and found out why it has been pulled off the Nintendo eShop as well as game carts stopped being produced. The game does not contain any crypto-currency features, this was just something that the Head of Planet Entertainment (the developer) used to drum up hype for the game. The game was puled because the IP holder of Cooking mama (Office Create) wanted the game to continue being polished, with the developer (Planet Entertainment) releasing it without authority.
This subsequently resulted in the Office Create using its contacts at Nintendo to get the game pulled and put a stop to production of cartridges. Going off this, it’s unlikely we will see this game back in any form. It’s also a bit weird as the game does seem to run fine without glitches (although it’s definitely lacking a little in modes).
At one point the japanese official create clients came to oversee development. An argument started and the clients were told to go home if they weren’t being “constuctive”. Once they found out that planet entertainment released the game, they used their nintendo contacts to pull it from the e-shop and stop production of cartridges.
Overall, everyone at 1p loves the cooking mama franchise and did their best to make the best product considering the interference from the higher ups. I think the game is far from perfect, but would have done fine without the publishers stumbling so constantly…” said a development member to ScreenRant
It’s honestly still a bit of a mystery as the game definitely looked to be in a sell-able state, and the rights holder knew the game was being released in March, so it’s hard not to believe that something else is going on here.