So I was reading the posts of Hello Kitty Online coming to North America (whoo hoo! cheers and champagne!) and this post caught my attention, how come Kittynator is the poster boy? (Gratz Kittynator btw!)

The post is below for those to lazy to click on it!


Aeria Brings Hello Kitty Online To North America

By Mike Fahey, 9:00 AM on Wed Mar 25 2009, 3,230 views

In the most exciting news out of the Game Developers Conference so far this morning, Sanrio Digital and Aeria Games are partnering to officially bring Hello Kitty Online to North America.

Aeria Games will manage the online publishing and day-to-day operation of Sanrio Digital’s Hello Kitty Online, a massively multiplayer online game with a built-in audience consisting of anyone who has ever professed a preference for the color pink. Currently in beta, Hello Kitty Online will launch later this year in North America with a free-to-play business model supported by microtransactions.

"Sanrio Digital is very excited to partner with Aeria Games, who will be our online publisher and operator for Hello Kitty Online in North America. With Aeria Games’ leadership position in the free-to-play casual MMO sector and Hello Kitty brand awareness among the underserved female gaming audience, Hello Kitty Online will grow into a leading social gaming destination for teens and female adults," said Robert Ferrari, Vice President of Publishing & Business Development of Sanrio Digital.

And there you have it! What could possibly top this news? Nothing. Nothing at all. GDC is now closed. You can all go home now.

The event results are out! congratulations to Founders for winning but a BIG BIG Congratulations to our Alliance that as a whole made most of the shirts and basically all the bags inside Hello Kitty Online!

Lookee at all them shirts and bags! That means our Alliance contributed 90 shirts and 81 bags in real life, that is so cool!

Total items submitted by players: 61 shirts, 28 bags
Triple-Boost Bonus: x3
Limited edition items donated by Sanrio Digital: 183 shirts, 84 bags

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