Hello Kitty Online Founder’s Beta: Founders Wanted

Hello Kitty Online is back with the announcement of the Founder’s Beta. Scheduled for October 8, 2008, the Founder’s Beta will allow a limited number of players to try out the game ahead of the Open Beta. Hurry up and check the Hello Kitty Online Official Blog and see how you can join this fun filled event!

Introduction to Hello Kitty Online

At last the amazing world of Hello Kitty and Friends is coming to interactive life as a massively multiplayer online game! SanrioDigital and Typhoon Games have combined Sanrio‘s much-loved characters with new eye-catching graphics and the engaging gameplay of MMORPGs. Gamers and fans finally have the opportunity to become a part of the Sanrio universe! Here is a quick preview of the game.
Set Up
First you must create a SanrioTown account. Once you have an account, download the game client and install it on your PC.

Log in to Hello Kitty Online using your SanrioTown username and password. Choose which server to play on, and the character creation process will begin. You can customize your character’s hair, hair accessories, facial features, clothes, shoes, and handheld items to set up your own original Sanrio toon. The customization options are diverse in order to ensure a well-varied game community.

Once you’ve finished customizing your character, you’re all set to take your first steps in Hello Kitty’s world.

Getting Started
You begin the game in the lavishly verdant Flower Kingdom. Hello Kitty Online‘s world is a 3D-rendered environment based on beautiful illustrations. The game interface is functional and stylish, and learning it requires only a few minutes.
Many Activities
Hello Kitty Online is not just about fighting monsters – there are many activities to choose from. Aside from the monster-filled adventure areas, players can dig for ore in a mine, or range the forests to pick fruit from trees. Farming allows you to plant, grow and harvest your own crops; be sure to take good care of your crops so you will have a good harvest, and if you have a healthy farm you can even show it off to your online friends! You can use many other skills like cooking, tailoring, making furniture, and building houses. Commerce with other players will allow you to earn Kitty Dollars to spend on your character!
Quest, improve your skills, and meet Sanrio characters
Accept and complete missions to improve your skills and gain experience points and other rewards. Hello Kitty Online includes your favorite Sanrio characters like Hello Kitty, My Melody, Pochacco, Badtz-Maru, and many others. They will serve as non-player characters (NPCs) and country leaders, providing guidance and new missions.
Player Housing and Pets
You can own your own house and customize it in whatever manner you wish using furniture and decorations. Do you like animals? In Hello Kitty Online you can own a variety of pets. When certain monsters are defeated, they may drop “pet cards”, that once used will give the player that particular monster as a pet. As a special treat for players, some Sanrio characters may also eventually become your pets. Not only is it fun to watch pets follow you around, but they also come in handy in various ways (such as for item storage).
Game / Community Integration
What really sets Hello Kitty Online apart from other MMORPGs is the community and social functions. The game is entirely integrated with SanrioTown, the official online community for Sanrio fans. By right clicking on other characters in-game, you will be able to access their SanrioTown blogs and videos and send emails to them. You can play mini-games with other players for some casual fun, or even cooperate with friends from the same guild for heavier tasks such as building houses.
Endless Fun
Hello Kitty Online is still being worked on, but it already looks great. The visuals perfectly convey that familiar cartoon ambiance that Sanrio is known for, and the excellent audio is full of Hello Kitty songs and sound effects. This is a fun, light-hearted MMORPG that is guaranteed to provide cheerful entertainment.
Know more about it at http://www.hellokittyonline.com/us/.

Hello Kitty MMORPG Goes Beta


Sanrio Digital’s “Hello Kitty Online” accepting players for closed beta

Hong Kong – February 12, 2008: Sanrio Digital (www.sanriodigital.com) today announced the closed beta launch of “Hello Kitty Online”, a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) based on the famous Sanrio characters. Hello Kitty Online allows players to explore and adventure in Sanrio’s fantasy world, a magical land that has recently fallen under the influence of a mysterious and malevolent power.

 

Players for the closed beta version are invited to apply at the official game site (www.hellokittyonline.com) or community site (www.sanriotown.com) and experience Hello Kitty Online in advance of the game release expected in the second half of 2008. Targeting female players from their pre-teens to twenties, Hello Kitty Online is the first installable MMORPG to set its sights on this demographic profile.

 

Hello Kitty Online is fully integrated with official Sanrio portal SanrioTown.com, which utilizes blogs, email, video sharing, Sanrio merchandise sales and more to create a digital and social experience accessible at any time. Players of Hello Kitty Online can extend their game experience on SanrioTown.com by interacting with other players, purchasing upgrades for their in-game characters, etc.

Hello Kitty Online Game

In addition to the standard MMORPG features such as customizable avatars, guilds, skill systems, and player economy, some of the outstanding Hello Kitty Online features include:

 

  • Unique game world: a persistent, beautifully designed environment where thousands of players and NPCs live, explore and quest in a magical world with real and imaginary zones such as the Flower Kingdom, Tokyo, Paris, Moscow, and more. Real world locations offer players the ability to learn about those places.

 

  • Unique NPCs: players will encounter and interact with popular Sanrio characters such as Hello Kitty, Badtz-Maru, My Melody, Keroppi, and many others, all animated with a variety of contextual facial expressions.

 

  • Free to play: Hello Kitty Online is downloaded and played free of charge. There are no subscription fees.

 

  • Character upgrades: the Item Mall allows players to use real money to purchase special items and upgrades for characters.

 

  • Player housing: players can build and customize their own houses after acquiring the necessary licenses and materials. Houses depreciate over time and need to be maintained properly or will fall in disuse. A homeowner can invite someone to visit by making an in-game telephone call, and the player called will automatically be transported to the house if she agrees.

 

  • Crafting system: Hello Kitty Online has an extensive crafting system with output such as tools & weapons, farming implements & furniture, a wide variety of cooked dishes, and clothing for decorative and stat-modifying items. Raw materials include wood, minerals and metals, and crops.

 

  • Farming: players can run their own farms, which offer extra storage room and have the potential to produce important raw materials. The farming system incorporates a number of variables such as fertility, pest infestations, and crop characteristics.

 

  • A different focus: although it has a sophisticated combat system, unlike other MMORPGs combat need not be a primary objective for players of Hello Kitty Online. There are many puzzles to be solved, mini-games to compete in, story lines to follow, and adventures to experience.

Hello Kitty MMORPG Goes Beta


Sanrio Digital’s “Hello Kitty Online” accepting players for closed beta

Hong Kong – February 12, 2008: Sanrio Digital (www.sanriodigital.com) today announced the closed beta launch of “Hello Kitty Online”, a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) based on the famous Sanrio characters. Hello Kitty Online allows players to explore and adventure in Sanrio’s fantasy world, a magical land that has recently fallen under the influence of a mysterious and malevolent power.

 

Players for the closed beta version are invited to apply at the official game site (www.hellokittyonline.com) or community site (www.sanriotown.com) and experience Hello Kitty Online in advance of the game release expected in the second half of 2008. Targeting female players from their pre-teens to twenties, Hello Kitty Online is the first installable MMORPG to set its sights on this demographic profile.

 

Hello Kitty Online is fully integrated with official Sanrio portal SanrioTown.com, which utilizes blogs, email, video sharing, Sanrio merchandise sales and more to create a digital and social experience accessible at any time. Players of Hello Kitty Online can extend their game experience on SanrioTown.com by interacting with other players, purchasing upgrades for their in-game characters, etc.

Hello Kitty Online Game

In addition to the standard MMORPG features such as customizable avatars, guilds, skill systems, and player economy, some of the outstanding Hello Kitty Online features include:

 

  • Unique game world: a persistent, beautifully designed environment where thousands of players and NPCs live, explore and quest in a magical world with real and imaginary zones such as the Flower Kingdom, Tokyo, Paris, Moscow, and more. Real world locations offer players the ability to learn about those places.

 

  • Unique NPCs: players will encounter and interact with popular Sanrio characters such as Hello Kitty, Badtz-Maru, My Melody, Keroppi, and many others, all animated with a variety of contextual facial expressions.

 

  • Free to play: Hello Kitty Online is downloaded and played free of charge. There are no subscription fees.

 

  • Character upgrades: the Item Mall allows players to use real money to purchase special items and upgrades for characters.

 

  • Player housing: players can build and customize their own houses after acquiring the necessary licenses and materials. Houses depreciate over time and need to be maintained properly or will fall in disuse. A homeowner can invite someone to visit by making an in-game telephone call, and the player called will automatically be transported to the house if she agrees.

 

  • Crafting system: Hello Kitty Online has an extensive crafting system with output such as tools & weapons, farming implements & furniture, a wide variety of cooked dishes, and clothing for decorative and stat-modifying items. Raw materials include wood, minerals and metals, and crops.

 

  • Farming: players can run their own farms, which offer extra storage room and have the potential to produce important raw materials. The farming system incorporates a number of variables such as fertility, pest infestations, and crop characteristics.

 

  • A different focus: although it has a sophisticated combat system, unlike other MMORPGs combat need not be a primary objective for players of Hello Kitty Online. There are many puzzles to be solved, mini-games to compete in, story lines to follow, and adventures to experience.

 

Featured on SanrioTown This Week

Tomorrow, Tuesday, we’ll feature another new Sanrio product that you would surely love.

On Wednesday, get to see the latest addition to the All-Stars, as we’ll be showing you this week’s featured blog.

On Thursday, it’s Dream Studio’s turn to be seen, as we’ll be featuring a video created by one of the members of SanrioTown.

On Friday, find out who Marron Cream is, this week’s featured Sanrio character!

Freebies Fly in this February!

The February downloads are now up for grabs! You can choose from any of the wallpapers, MSN themes and icons, and other stuff for absolutely free! What’s more, animated screensavers are now available for your downloading pleasure. Choose your favorite character from the list to display on your computer!

February 2008 Downloads

All you need to be able to download these fun items is your SanrioTown account. If you don’t have one yet, go and get one now! Don’t worry, signing up is absolutely free, and you can enjoy other features from the official online community of Sanrio.

Check it out now at SanrioTown.com!

New Quizzes on the SanrioTown Quiz Center

Can’t get enough of online quizzes? The SanrioTown Quiz Center has added three more quizzes for your enjoyment!

SanrioTown Quiz Center

You can actually get a taste of one of the quizzes by visiting the Quiz Center even without a SanrioTown account. If you want to check out the other quizzes, sign up for a SanrioTown account now! Don’t worry, registration is free! You can also enjoy the other benefits of being part of SanrioTown, such as having your own blog, posting your videos, interacting in the forums, and downloading exclusive SanrioTown goodies.

Check it out now!