Before we get started here, perhaps we need to take a little poll to see if this is something you want to continue reading.
Are you, or someone you know:
1) A person who is less than thirteen years old.
2) A person who loves small, cute, fluffy things.
3) A person who is down with some wicked otaku business.
4) This person.
If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of the questions above, follow me after the break!
Let’s get the facts out of the way, first:
- Hello Kitty Online is a Massively Multiplayer Online game (MMO for you savvy internet kids).
- Hello Kitty Online is being published by Aeria Games and developed by Sanrio Digital.
- The game is going to be free to play, with micro-transactions in the form of clothes and items and really cute things for your character. Get those credit cards ready, parents!
- There are monsters for players to fight. There are also plenty of classic MMO activities to do to build your character’s skills as well – mining for ore, picking fruit, building houses, crafting items, and cooking food. Cute houses and cute food.
- Hello Kitty Online features really cute versions of real world places such as London, Moscow, Paris, and Beijing.
- Hello Kitty Online is really freaking cute.
There’s not a ton of information beyond that available, yet; and so far there’s no release date. But a beta will be opening soon and we here at Pixels and Grids will be checking it out. As sarcastic as I may sound here, I really think there’s a place in gaming for games like Hello Kitty Online. I have a daughter at home who is exactly the right age and has exactly the right amount of appreciation of cute things to check this out. When we get our beta codes, I’ll be sure to spend a little time with her and our good friend Hello Kitty and let you all know what we think!
I’ll leave you with a little gallery of the photos they’ve released. A very cute gallery.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go chainsaw the Hell out of locust in Gears of War 2 for a while. I have to get all of this cute out of my system.