Hello Kitty Online’s Pink Friday Offer!

This is usually the time to find great deals and savings on retail merchandise… And apparently, online gaming! Hello Kitty Online will be celebrating this Black Friday with a kittirific version… Happy Pink Friday!

Sanrio Digital is celebrating the holidays and turning this “Black Friday” shopping weekend pink with a special Pink Friday Offer – double in-game points with any retail purchase of Hello Kitty® Online Premium Edition.  Available to any fans that purchase or receive a copy of Hello Kitty Online (HKO) Premium Edition this holiday season, Sanrio Digital is offering a special $30 value of in-game points – that’s double the face value! Normally $15 out of the box, Sanrio Cash Points can now be redeemed in-game to purchase up to $30 of special premium items that further enhance the renowned Hello Kitty Online game experience.

Hello Kitty Online Premium Edition is appropriately boxed in pink and ready to gift for the holidays, complete with:

  • $15 ($30 if redeemed during the Holiday offer) in Sanrio Cash Points to equip characters with premium in-game virtual items
  • Choice of one out of four exclusive and cute virtual pets to be faithful companions on players in-game adventures
  • Hello Kitty Online game client on DVD
  • Full-color Hello Kitty Online game manual (82 pages)
  • Hello Kitty Online collector’s postcards to share with friends

The $30 value double points “Pink Friday” special offer can be redeemed during the holidays, on the following dates, for those who purchase the game as a gift for others – or for themselves:

  • Thursday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010 (Thanksgiving Weekend)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 1 through Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 (Hanukkah)
  • from Friday, Dec. 24 through Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 (Christmas and Kwanzaa)

Rated E for Everyone, Hello Kitty Online Premium Edition is available at retailers across the U.S with a family-friendly MSRP of $19.99. For a list of participating North American retailers please visit www.hellokittyonline.com.

Thank you Racheal for the info! n___n

Sanrio Digital Supports Breast Cancer Research and Awareness in Hello Kitty Online Year-Round

Just in case you have not seen this announcement on Sanrio Digital’s blog, here is the official press release!

WHO: Sanrio Digital and the Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

WHAT: Hello Kitty Online, the official massively multiplayer game of Hello Kitty and friends, is offering players the opportunity to purchase limited edition items to support breast cancer research and awareness year-round.  100% of the proceeds from the in-game items will be donated to the Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in support of nationwide funding for breast cancer awareness and research.

Priced at 240 Sanrio Cash Points ($3.00 USD) each, the Breast Cancer Awareness virtual Ribbon Awareness Tee and Ribbon Research Wand are part of Sanrio Digital’s on-going campaign to raise awareness and funds for important issues world-wide.  The items can also be purchased together in the Research and Awareness Bundle, for 390 Sanrio Cash Points ($4.88 USD).

Important facts about breast cancer:

  • One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime
  • The five-year survival rate for breast cancer, when caught early, is now 98%
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is the global leader in funding life-saving breast cancer research
  • Komen-funded research has touched every major breast cancer advance of the past 27 years
  • There are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors alive in the U.S. today.

QUOTES:
“Nearly two million women and men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year,” said Robert Ferrari, vice president of publishing and business development, Sanrio Digital.  “Our new virtual items in Hello Kitty Online are designed to encourage our community to fight back by donating to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, a trusted partner and global leader of the fight against breast cancer movement.”

“We are extremely thankful for the support we receive from organizations like Sanrio Digital,” said Lysa Wilkins, relationship development manager, Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. “We are able to raise funds to support breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment in our local communities because of supporters like Sanrio Digital and their commitment to the fight to end breast cancer.”

WHERE: http://www.hellokittyonline.com/

WHEN: The items are available in-game permanently, beginning today.

About Hello Kitty Online
Hello Kitty Online (HKO) is the official massively multi-player online game (MMOG) of Hello Kitty. It’s a new fantasy game set in a magical world featuring Hello Kitty and friends. Travel to exciting places including London, Tokyo and Paris with other players as well as your favorite Sanrio characters, including Hello Kitty, Badtz-Maru, Kerropi, My Melody and more!

Hello Kitty Online boasts a captivating storyline, a myriad of quests and a skill-based system, making it an adventure Hello Kitty fans of all ages can enjoy. Featuring customizable avatars, farms and houses, players can experience extensive crafting, farming, guilds, pets and much more.

Hello Kitty Online is also the first MMOG to integrate true social networking, featuring blogs, video sharing and email provided by SanrioTown, the official online community for Sanrio fans.

About SANRIO
SANRIO, best known for global icon Hello Kitty® and home to many more endearing characters including Chococat®, My Melody®, and Keroppi®, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. August 2010 marks the golden anniversary for the worldwide lifestyle brand that was founded on the “small gift, big smile®” philosophy — that a small gift can bring a big smile to people of all ages. Today, over 50,000 Sanrio-branded items are sold in over 70 countries around the world. In the Western Hemisphere SANRIO character-branded products are sold in upwards of 12,000 locations including department, specialty, national chain stores and over 95 Sanrio boutiques. For more information, please visit www.sanrio.com.

About Sanrio Digital
Sanrio Digital is a joint venture between Typhoon Games (HK) Ltd. and Sanrio Wave Hong Kong Co., Ltd. Sanrio Digital is responsible for the expansion of Sanrio intellectual property assets into various digital and online media, leveraging an extensive library of original material that includes world-famous brands such as Hello Kitty, Badtz Maru, My Melody and others. Sanrio Digital is the developer and global publisher of Hello Kitty Online and SanrioTown. For more information please visit www.sanriodigital.com, www.hellokittyonline.com, and www.sanriotown.com.

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the Komen Massachusetts Affiliate
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, and launched the global breast cancer movement. The Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community, joining more than 1 million breast cancer survivors and activists around the globe as part of the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer. Through events like the Komen Massachusetts Race for the Cure®, theMassachusetts Affiliate has invested over $4 million in community breast health programs in the state over the last five years. Up to 75 percent of net proceeds generated by the Affiliate stays in the state of Massachusetts. The remaining income goes to the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Grants Program to fund research. For more information, call 617-737-5111 or visit www.komenmass.org.

Thank you Caroline for the update!

HKO Premium Edition Double Cash Points Special Offer!

Have you heard the good news!? Hello Kitty Online is offering DOUBLE CA$H points for a limited time when you purchase HKO Premium Edition!!! *___*

That is awesome because you can go shopping in the Item Mall! Check out what I bought for myself… I just *wish* I could have this outfit in real life — pink hair and all! n_~ If you have not already, please add Maria_Kitty *meee* as your friend! And let me know when you want to play together! n___n

Here is the *official* release from the good folks at Hello Kitty Online!

HKO’s biggest special offer yet:  Buy HKO Premium Edition and get DOUBLE cash points!

Great news! Until October 24, 2010, receive double cash points with every purchase of Hello Kitty Online Premium Edition! Instead of the standard 1,200 cash points, you will receive 2,400 cash points – that’s a $30 value instead of $15! (Existing owners of HKO Premium Edition, keep reading for some good news!)

Head over to a Target store to grab a copy of HKO Premium Edition and redeem your bonus cash points before the offer expires! And while you’re at it, buy a second box as well – this is absolutely the best deal on Sanrio Cash Points!

HKO Premium Edition special offer (October 11-24, 2010):

  • Gorgeous pink Premium Edition box
  • HKO game client on DVD
  • 2 beautiful Hello Kitty collector’s postcards
  • 82-page full colour game manual
  • Your choice of one of four exclusive retail-only pets (1 pet per purchase)
  • 1,200 cash points ($15 value) 2,400 cash points ($30 value)

Find your nearest Target store and grab a copy of HKO Premium Edition before they sell out!

And for those Junkies who have already purchased the Premium Edition… Don’t worry! HKO got you covered:

If you already own HKO Premium Edition

Already used your Premium Edition retail code? Don’t worry – we’re not leaving you out in the cold! As a one-time special gift to our loyal customers, all players who have already redeemed a retail code will automatically receive an extra 1,200 cash points! The points will be distributed to existing customers on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. No action required!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION & INSTRUCTIONS

To take advantage of this offer you must redeem a HKO Premium Edition retail code during the promotion period (October 11-24, 2010). If you purchase a Premium Edition box but do not redeem the retail code on or before October 24, you will miss out on this amazing offer! Redeem your retail code at http://www.hellokittyonline.com/shop/payments.

For any questions about this offer, please email help@hellokittyonline.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or ask in the HKO forums. Happy shopping!

The Hello Kitty Online Team

via Hello Kitty Online

And the Hello Kitty Online Premium Edition Winner Is…

Congratulations to Dana Faye Huang!!! She is the winner of Hello Kitty Online Premium Edition Contest!


Dana’s comment was randomly chosen and guess what she *most* looks forward to!?

I look forward *MOST* in hello kitty online (HKO) is the most cutest mmorpg game in the whole world & making new friends & having a lot of fun every second I play hello kitty online (HKO). I think hello kitty online (HKO) is the most fun mmorpg game I played in my whole life and learning a lot of things and that is what I look forward *MOST* in Hello Kitty Online (HKO). Please pick me to get a kawaii hello kitty online premium editoin and thank you very much ♥♥ 🙂

Again, congrats to Dana! See you in game! n_~

And domo arigato to all those who have entered!

Hello Kitty Online Premium Edition Contest

Yay for this super kawaii giveaway sponsored by the good peeps over at Sanrio Digital!

Would you like to win your very own copy of Hello Kitty Online Premium Edition!? Answer this one question in the comments section below for your chance to win this super kawaii Hello Kitty Online Premium Edition!

What do you look forward to *MOST* on Hello Kitty Online?

  • Integration between HKO and SanrioTown
  • Sharing adventures with beloved Sanrio characters, like Hello Kitty, My Melody, Pochacco, etc.
  • Owning your own home and customizing it with various items of furniture
  • Having a variety of pets
  • Playing alongside fellow Hello Kitty Junkies, like Acton and myself?
  • Meeting new online friends
  • Endless fun! Staying up until 7a.m. playing HKO

This contest is open to all! @___@

Winner will be drawn at random and be announced on Monday, September 13th, 2010.

Here is a taste of what the lucky *winner* will receive:

Good luck to everyone! =n_n=

Sanrio Digital Announces Retail Launch of Hello Kitty Online!

Just in case you haven’t heard about this, I have the official press release for you… Also want to share that Acton has a Hello Kitty Online group on Hello Kitty Junkies — just *fyi* in case you would like to play with people you know! n_~

Hello Kitty Online Launches in U.S., Canada and Europe; Hello Kitty Online Premium Edition Retail SKU with Exclusive Bonus Materials Now Available in North America

Hello Kitty fans around the world rejoice! Hello Kitty Online (HKO), the official massively multi-player online game (MMOG) featuring Hello Kitty, has officially launched in North America and Europe.  To celebrate, Sanrio Digital is offering a collectible Premium Edition Retail SKU available at retailers across the U.S. and Canada.  Fans both young and old can share their love of Hello Kitty, either through the free downloadable client or the Premium Edition retail version.

The collectible Hello Kitty Online Premium Edition comes in a specially designed pink and black box that includes:

  • $15 in Sanrio Cash Points to equip your character with premium items
  • Choice of one out of four exclusive and cute virtual pets to be your faithful companion on your adventures
  • Hello Kitty Online game client on DVD
  • Full-color Hello Kitty Online game manual (82 pages)
  • Hello Kitty Online collector’s postcards to share with friends…or to keep!

Hello Kitty Online is set in a magical world featuring Hello Kitty and other popular Sanrio® characters. Players travel to exciting places such as London, Tokyo and Paris. Along the way they will meet their favorite Sanrio characters, including Hello Kitty®, Badtz-Maru®, Keroppi®, My Melody®, Cinnamoroll® and many others. Hello Kitty Online is the first MMOG to integrate true social networking services in the form of blogs, video sharing and Hello Kitty email provided by SanrioTown. The innovative online game boasts a captivating storyline, a myriad of quests, farms, housing, pets, guilds, thousands of options to customize player avatars, and much more.  With today’s commercial release of Hello Kitty Online the game service now offers an item mall where players have an option to purchase a variety of in-game virtual items to enhance their game experience. The item mall also offers players the ability to use a variety of online payment methods for their purchases. Additionally, Hello Kitty Online branded prepaid game cards will soon launch at key retailers.

“Sanrio Digital has created an entertaining digital world for our fans to engage with Hello Kitty and Sanrio friends in a truly social gaming environment,” said Robert Ferrari, vice president of publishing and business development, Sanrio Digital. “To celebrate Sanrio’s 50th anniversary, we are excited to launch Hello Kitty Online and offer our Premium Edition Retail SKU to both current and soon-to-be fans.”

Retail distribution of the Hello Kitty Online Premium Edition SKU will be managed by Zoo Entertainment across North America. Zoo Entertainment also manages publishing and distribution of Sanrio Digital’s Nintendo DS and Wii titles.

“Offering Hello Kitty Online as a retail SKU makes for a great addition to the Sanrio Digital line-up of Hello Kitty gaming SKUs Zoo offers at retail in North America, ” said Mark Seremet, CEO, Zoo Entertainment. “We are excited to bring HKO to retail for the fall and holiday season.”

Rated “E” for Everyone, Hello Kitty Online Premium Edition is available now at retailers across the U.S and Canada with a family-friendly MSRP of $19.99, and will be coming soon to Europe. For a list of participating North American retailers please visit www.hellokittyonline.com. Hello Kitty fans can also download the standard version of the online game for free at the official website, and upgrade to the Premium Edition retail version at any time.

About SANRIO
SANRIO, best known for global icon Hello Kitty® and home to many more endearing characters including Chococat®, My Melody®, and Keroppi®, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year.  August 2010 marks the golden anniversary for the worldwide lifestyle brand that was founded on the “small gift, big smile®” philosophy — that a small gift can bring a big smile to people of all ages. Today, over 50,000 Sanrio-branded items are sold in over 70 countries around the world. In the Western Hemisphere SANRIO character-branded products are sold in upwards of 12,000 locations including department, specialty, national chain stores and over 95 Sanrio boutiques. For more information, please visit www.sanrio.com.

About Sanrio Digital
Sanrio Digital is a joint venture between Typhoon Games (HK) Ltd. and Sanrio Wave Hong Kong Co., Ltd. Sanrio Digital is responsible for the expansion of Sanrio intellectual property assets into various digital and online media, leveraging an extensive library of original material that includes world-famous brands such as Hello Kitty, Badtz Maru, My Melody and others. Sanrio Digital is the developer and global publisher of Hello Kitty Online and SanrioTown. For more information please visit www.sanriodigital.com, www.hellokittyonline.com, and www.sanriotown.com.

About Zoo Entertainment, Inc.
Zoo Entertainment is a developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software targeted to family-oriented mass-market consumers. With a strong network of leading national mass market retailers, its casual and value-focused titles span categories including sports, family, racing, game-show, strategy and action-adventure, among others.

Zoo’s software is developed for all major consoles, handheld gaming devices, PCs, and mobile and smart-phone devices as well as the emerging connected services. Rather than depending on a relatively limited number of “blockbuster” titles, Zoo publishes a broad stream of titles at compelling values. The Company has a library of approximately 100 games, and targets publishing approximately 50 new games in 2010.

Domo arigato Racheal for the info! n_n

HKO CB Testing Part 5

Ok… I think I am almost finished playing HKO CB… Unless they extend it again with more in game contests or quests. I got to do all the things I wanted to do (like get the Southern Enthusiasm farm) so I am pretty happy. Screen shot from my final days in my Japanese style farm…

HKO CB Screen Shot of My Japanese Style Farm

Hooray for new seeds to plant! Green pepper, orange, papaya, pineapple and pumpkin seeds were introduced into the closed beta as well as two new quests. I am such a dumb-dumb though… I completed the two quests and I got a chance to have a pet dinosaur. I accidently discarded the card. There were other players walking around Florapolis with a big pet dinosaur (bigger than the person) following them around… It was was so silly and so cute. Here is a progression of my new farm, which ended up turning into some what of a jungle…

HKO CB Screen Shot of My Southern Enthusiasm Farm

HKO CB Screen Shot of My Southern Enthusiasm Farm

Some of the new seeds took their sweet time to grow…

HKO CB Screen Shot of My Southern Enthusiasm Farm

Not to mention a lot of fertilizer…

HKO CB Screen Shot of My Southern Enthusiasm Farm

Finally, some pumpkins…

HKO CB Screen Shot of My Southern Enthusiasm Farm

HKO CB Screen Shot of My Southern Enthusiasm Farm

I must not know how to farm correctly because I always got informed that I grew my crops grew unevenly (that was not the exact phrase… I cannot remember right now)…

HKO CB Screen Shot of My Southern Enthusiasm Farm

Strawberries and watermelon were the easiest to farm… The veggies on the bottom are green peppers…

HKO CB Screen Shot of My Southern Enthusiasm Farm

Pineapples were moderately easy to grow as well…

HKO CB Screen Shot of My Southern Enthusiasm Farm

My farm started looking more like a jungle…

HKO CB Screen Shot of My Southern Enthusiasm Farm

The yellow fruits on the trees are papayas… The big trees grew oranges. For me, those two trees took the longest time to harvest (besides strange wood)…

HKO CB Screen Shot of My Southern Enthusiasm Farm

And then some of my crops started to go rotten…

HKO CB Screen Shot of My Southern Enthusiasm Farm

Still Playing HKO

Just when I thought I was pretty much finished with playing HKO, they go and make a contest with Hello Kitty goodies as prizes! Which means I will still be playing today, tomorrow, the day after and another day after… Or until I farm and hunt the things I need to in order to win some Hello Kitty goodies.

HKO CB Testing Part 3

Below is a screenshot of the farm I want to purchase next… But look at that price! Ouch! That is a lot of farming I am about to do.

HKO Farm Shop Southern Enthusiasm

Here is what the farm looks like (I went into Cloud’s farm):

HKO Southern Enthusiasm Farm

I also like the Japanese Style Garden:

HKO Japanese Style Farm

Various screenshots of Florapolis that I just adore (click for full-size image):

HKO Dear Daniel 
HKO Pinkuruchan\'s House HKO Pinkuruchan\'s House
HKO Secret House HKO Kuririn\'s House
HKO Sakura Inside Kuririn\'s House HKO Kuririn\'s Cafe
HKO Kuririn\'s Cafe HKO Farm Entrance
HKO Purin\'s Cafe HKO Purin\'s Cafe With Melody\'s Papa and Purin\'s Papa
HKO Purin\'s Cafe With Melody\'s Mama and Purin\'s Mama HKO Landry
HKO Purin\'s House HKO Purin\'s House
HKO Purin\'s House HKO Sora

And some more screenshots of Sanrio Harbour:

HKO Sanrio Harbour HKO Sanrio Harbour
HKO Sanrio Harbour HKO Sanrio Harbour
HKO Mimmy HKO Sanrio Harbour