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Archive for December, 2009

Hello Kitty’s Countdown 2010!

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

3danimation Hello everyone! Are you going to countdown with families, friends and even Hello Kitty? Enjoy this Hello Kitty’s Countdown 2010 video and have a happy new year!

See you in 2010!

 

 

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 25th, 2009

december09ecards.jpgFrom all of us here on SanrioTown: Merry Christmas! We hope you and your family have a great holiday this year, and share the love and joy that this season is known for.

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Rare Fruits at the Dream Shop

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

image1 It’s the Holiday Season, and it appears that Rare Fruits have become quite the commodity.  Rare Fruits are, as the name implies, extremely rare.  With a little patience, you can harvest enough of what you need from the Mystery Seeds to finish your quests.   

Of course if you are in a hurry, there is a way to get these fruits quickly!  Rare Fruits can be purchased from the Dream Shop at a minimal cost.  Simply log into the game, click on the “Item Mall” button on the lower right side of your screen, and click on the “Functional Items” category.  Click on the yellow shopping cart to purchase the fruits, and click on “My Basket” to confirm your purchase.

 

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Once you have finished all the Holiday quests, you’ll be receiving some special Holiday-themed items for your farm so don’t miss out!  Good luck and happy farming!

Hello Kitty’s Holiday Capers & Celebrations: The Main Event

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

image1 Santa’s work was going smoothly and Mr. Jinch was having fun with all his pranks, but suddenly there was an unexpected turn of events in Hello Kitty Online!

Humbug, Mr. Jinch’s pet Beetil, has decided to cause some trouble of his own. The little bug has taken over the holidays by running across all the cities and stealing gifts and treats from everyone – including Santa and Mr. Jinch! These goodies were meant to be given to all adventurers, so go take them back to save the Holidays! Humbug

Where are they?

Humbug played around with Mr. Jinch’s secret stash of magic dust, and used it to steal Giant Gift Boxes, which are hidden and scattered in different maps. There’s only one way to make the Giant Gift Boxes reappear: gather together at the right time and place!

 

How do we get The Gift Boxes back?

Wait for the GM announcement on December 23, 2009 and head to Sanrio Harbour to help recover the Gift Boxes snatched by Humbug. You will all need to work together, regardless of  whether you’ve been helping Santa or Mr. Jinch!

Once enough of you gather at the right spot, Giant Gift Boxes will appear around the whole map. Scramble to find them, open them, and get the treats inside! Once you’re done with this, head off to the next location to reveal the next set of Giant Gift Boxes, and keep doing this until you’ve retrieved all the missing items. Follow the GM’s lead, and you’re sure to figure it out!

Remember, everyone must participate in order to reverse the magic – so as soon as you hear the GM announcement, rush to Sanrio Harbour without delay! Good luck adventurer!

Are You Badtz-Maru or Hana-Maru?

Friday, December 18th, 2009

badtzquiz.jpgBad Badtz-Maru fans will definitely love the latest quiz to be added to SanrioTown’s Quiz Center, because the test features the adorable mischievous penguin! Find out if you are bad or good by taking this quiz now!

SanrioTown Christmas Cut-Outs for You!

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

christmascutout.jpgAnd the gifts just keep on coming! You can now add a Sanrio touch to the holidays by using the SanrioTown Christmas decor cutouts to decorate your place! The cutouts are definitely cute and just right for the holidays, and making the ornaments with your family would add to the warm and fuzzy feeling this season always brings.Grab them now!

You can download them by clicking on the appropriate banner once you log in to your SanrioTown account.

Kitty Blocks Gets a New Look!

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

kittyblocks_icon.jpgThe “Kitty Blocks” flash game in SanrioTown has gone through a makeover! One of the most popular games on SanrioTown has changed its look, making it look more modern and cute! Make sure you check it out by heading off to the Game Center now! If you liked it, do let us know by commenting here, or leaving a message in the forums.Have fun playing!

Hello Kitty’s “Holiday Capers & Celebrations” December 18-28!

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

image ‘Tis the season for celebrations! The streets of Hello Kitty Online are adorned with festive decorations, the holiday spirit is in the air, and everyone is busy preparing for the big day. From December 18 to December 28, 2009, players of Hello Kitty Online from all over the world can get together with their friends to enjoy a very special in-game event celebrating the holiday season!

Are you ready? It’s time for Hello Kitty’s Holiday Capers & Celebrations!

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Special holiday quests – which side will you choose?

Who better to spread the holiday cheer than Santa himself? With the big celebration fast approaching, Santa can use all the help he can get, so visit him at Sanrio Harbour and lend him a hand. Even though the warm fuzzy feeling of assisting Santa is reward in itself, he will also give you something for helping him!

While Santa and his helpers are busy, someone is stirring up trouble! He goes by the name of Mr. Jinch, and he’s looking for people willing to help him pull off his pranks. If you’re feeling a little mischievous, find Mr. Jinch in Sanrio Harbour to see if you have what it takes to be a trickster just like him!

New quests for both sides will be released on a daily basis, and you must choose to help either Santa or Mr. Jinch, but not both. Once you have chosen your side there’s no turning back, so choose wisely!

Limited-edition items

The Party Master is back in town, and he’s got special new items for your avatars and houses! Collect Candy Cane Shards by completing holiday quests, or win them by playing the Emote Game! The Party Master will take your Candy Cane Shards and give you cool limited-edition avatar items and house furniture. The items can be obtained only during this event, so collect as many of them as you can before Hello Kitty’s Holiday Capers & Celebrations ends on December 28!

Food for Friends 2 – support a good cause by playing HKO!

This season is all about giving, so we are bringing back the highly popular in-game charity event “Food for Friends”. Food for Friends 2 is a fun guild-based contest that lets you contribute to a charity by playing HKO! Not only can you help raise money for a good cause, but you can also win fabulous rewards! Details about this special charity event will be posted on the Food for Friends 2 event page soon, so watch that space in the next few days to learn how you can participate!

Update: Due to the Holiday rush, Food for Friends 2 will be held after our Holiday event to allow players to focus on the other activities lined up for Hello Kitty’s Holiday Capers & Celebrations during December. It’s going to be a busy 10 days and we don’t want you to miss out on anything, so we are giving you more time to spend on completing the Christmas quests, collecting the special items, and celebrating with your friends before we all work together for the charity event. Keep watching the Food for Friends 2 events page for more updates!

The Main Event – December 23, 2009

On December 23, 2009, gather in Sanrio Harbour for this holiday’s main event, where more games and treats are in store for all players. The details are still top secret, but this is one party you don’t want to miss! This event is going to be the highlight of Hello Kitty’s Holiday Capers & Celebrations!

We hope you enjoy HKO’s holiday event, and we look forward to making this December truly special and fun! See you there!

(Updated December 23, 2009 to reflect changes with the charity event “Food for Friends 2”)

Christmas E-Cards Now Available!

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

december09ecards.jpgThe new December e-cards are now available for you to send out to your family and friends this holiday season! Share your love with these Sanrio- and Hello Kitty Online-themed designs for Christmas, which you can send via the Download Center or directly from your mailbox.

HKO Gets Featured in Philippine Star!

Monday, December 14th, 2009

image Hello Kitty Online game was recently launched by LevelUp! Games in the Philippine Mall of Asia. Marketing Director, Jake San Diego, was interviewed by Philippine Star about what HKO had to offer:

“As one of the world’s most recognizable brands, Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters have a strong following in this country. Hello Kitty Online is for people of all ages, offering fun activities like farming, home building/decorating, and pet-keeping. It also has integrated social media elements like blogs, e-mail, and video sharing to allow players to socialize. This mix appeals to all generations, mothers can enjoy the game along with their children.”

- Philippine Star (Dec. 11, 2009)

You can read the entire article here, and Philippine players can now download the installers for free on LevelUp! Games’ website. We hope to see you all in the world of HKO soon!