Sunblink and Sanrio have partnered on a new narrative-driven life simulation game titled Hello Kitty Island Adventure, which has exclusively debuted on Apple Arcade and is available starting today.
“At the heart of everything we do at Sanrio are our core values of friendship, kindness, and inclusivity,” said Jill Koch, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Brand Management, and Creative at Sanrio, Inc. “In our newest game featuring Hello Kitty and friends, giving gifts, spreading kindness, and creating smiles is front-and-center. As in life, acts of kindness can engender incredible warmth and make such a positive impact on people’s lives. And since Sunblink’s mission is to create kind, collaborative, and imaginative games, we knew they were the right development partner.”
The game stars Sanrio’s iconic character Hello Kitty along with her friends and is a game that leans into themes of friendship. Players will embark on a tropical getaway full of friends and adventures, as they work with Hello Kitty to restore an abandoned theme park to its former glory and create the ultimate island paradise.
“Hello Kitty’s charming world and focus on friendship embodies our team’s philosophy toward making games, so partnering with Sanrio is a tremendous honor and privilege,” said Chelsea Howe, Chief Product Officer at Sunblink. “We can’t wait for players to fall in love—for the first time, or all over again—with iconic Sanrio characters in a rich open world they can make their own.”
Players can create their own original avatars, all unique and in the style of Sanrio characters. Hello Kitty Island Adventure also enables players to get to know characters new and old such as Kuromi, Badtz-Maru, Cinnamoroll, Chococat, and Aggretsuko. Gifts, quests, and bonding activities are part of the fun, as well as Animal Crossing features such as expanding a personal wardrobe, solving puzzles, cooking recipes, collecting critters, and fishing, as well as exploring the island solo or with a friend.
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