We'd just like to point out that Hell's Kitchen did in fact start in the UK in 2004, with the US then adopting the series.
Gordon Ramsay will feature in the game, which will include some of the famous chef's recipes. We've no idea about the gameplay in Hell's Kitchen, but it has been billed as being for the casual games market. Cooking Mama-style perhaps, but instead of a timer we have Gordon Ramsay becoming increasingly agitated?
“We are thrilled that Granada, a highly respected and successful global media company, is entrusting us with the ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ property,” Ludia founder and CEO Alex Thabet explained. “The show has millions of viewers, and the game will bring the fun of the kitchen boot camp experience from the TVs to the PCs and consoles of this rapidly growing audience.”
Katrina Moran, Executive Vice President of Granada America Digital Media commented, “Our strategy is to exploit our brands on as many platforms as possible and to get our content to consumers when and where they want it. The casual games market creates added opportunities for us to engage existing and new fans of the show. Ludia has come up with a truly original and immersive gaming experience which fully meets this brief. We are delighted to work with them to expand the ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ franchise to the video game arena.”
Hell's Kitchen will be released to coincide with the fourth series in 2008 (the US one, we presume).