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Archive for March, 2010

Easter E-cards are now available at SanrioTown

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Aside from the Easter-themed wallpapers we made just for you this Easter, we’re also throwing in these nice additions to our Downloads section - Easter E-cards! Greet anyone a Happy Easter by using these cool templates made especially for the season.  Here’s a preview of what you can download:

Start downloading them all here!

New Easter-themed Backgrounds at SanrioTown’s Download Center!

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Want to have cool Sanrio wallpapers this Lenten season? Look no further than the new wallpapers we’ve made just for you! These are perfect as desktop backgrounds, Twitter wallpapers, poster backgrounds, and any other use you can think of related to Easter!

 

 

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To download them, simply log in to SanrioTown with your accounts and go to the download center.  You will see them under the "backgrounds" section.

By the way, if you haven’t heard yet, we have a new Easter contest this April! Click here to find out how to join!

Jewelries on Sanrio’s Online Shop is on Sale!

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Good news! Sanrio’s diamond jewelry line is on sale. You can now get that item you’ve been wanting to with a 40% off to its original price! Grab this chance now before the items go back to their original price tags!

Click here to start shopping.

HKO Arcade Superstars: The Minigame Event

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Get ready to test your skills! March 29, 2010 marks the official launch of the SanrioTown Game Center in Hello Kitty Online, and to celebrate HKO will host a massive week-long minigame competition! Not only will you be able to play 30 addictive arcade games in HKO, but you could also win cash-only items from the Item Mall!

Do you have what it takes to be an Arcade Superstar? Read on to find out more!

Event Mechanics

The event will run for 7 days starting March 29, 2010 until the end of April 4, 2010 in North America, Europe, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. There are 30 minigames to play. You win by achieving one of the top 3 high scores in any one minigame. You can only win at one game. If you have winning scores in more than one game, only your highest achievement will be counted.

All top scores for all games will be reset on March 29, when the contest begins. To compete in HKO Arcade Superstars, simply talk to the Minigame Manager NPC in Sanrio Harbour, Florapolis, London, Paris or Beijing to start playing a game and try to get a high score. Other players will be trying to beat your score, so make sure to defend your standing throughout the event!

Winners

At the end of the event, the players with the 3 highest scores for each of the 30 games will be declared the winners. Each player can only win once. If a player wins in more than one minigame, the player next in line will be declared the winner instead.

Our Arcade Superstars winners will be announced after the event period, and will win these great prizes:

1st Place Sunbright Express Diamond Ticket
(Unlimited use of the Sunbright Express train for 30 days)
2nd Place Sunbright Express Gold Ticket
(Unlimited use of the Sunbright Express train for 12 days)
3rd Place Pet Nanny
(Automatically takes care of your pet for you)

Remember the above applies to each minigame (there are 30 minigames). We hope you enjoy the event and the new games. Good luck in HKO Arcade Superstars!

Technical Maintenance: March 29, 2010

Friday, March 26th, 2010

sanriotown SanrioTown Asia, SanrioTown Europe, and SanrioTown SEA will be undergoing some technical maintenance on March 29 from 12 pm to 5 pm HKT. That means you won’t be able to use any of the SanrioTown services during that time, but don’t panic! We’ll make sure everything will be up and running again as soon as possible! Thanks for understanding, everyone! Have a great day!

SanrioTown’s Easter Egg Hunt 2010

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Hello everyone! Easter is fast approaching so we’ve cooked up another exciting contest for all of you! Would you like to win cool prizes from Sanrio? Proceed to the event mechanics and find out how!

Easter Egg Hunt Mechanics:

1. To join the event, simply become a fan and indicate your participation by clicking "Attending" on the RSVP section on our Facebook page.

2. Play Sanrio Bubbles on Facebook and achieve a score of at least 20,000. Don’t forget to submit your score!

3. Play Sanrio Bubbles 2 on SanrioTown.com’s Game Center and achieve a score of at least 200,000. Don’t forget to submit your score!

4. Go to the SanrioTown main blog and find the clue you’ll need to locate the event’s "treasure.".

5. At the treasure’s location, you will need to summon your wits and solve a puzzle to get the hidden treasure.

6. If you succeed in solving the puzzle, e-mail us with the answer together with your Facebook name using your SanrioTown.com e-mail. Simply use “Easter Egg Hunt 2010” as the subject of the email to marketing@hellokitty.com.

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Sounds fun? Go tell your friends about this cool, new event starting this March 25 - April 8! Be there and get a chance to win these prizes from Sanrio!

 Grand prize: Hello Kitty Wristwatch: Pink

First runner-up: Hello Kitty Aqua Mini Optical Mouse

Second runner-up: Hello Kitty Plush Doll/Curtain Holder in one

Consolation prizes: Hello Kitty Multi-Purpose Stylus and Hello Kitty Mouse Pad

Terms and Conditions:

1. Contest runs from March 25 – April 8 2010.

2. Winners will be announced in the SanrioTown Official Blog on April 15 2010.

3. A correct answer and completed missions will give the participants a chance to win a prize.

4. Only SanrioTown members are eligible to participate. Participants must use their SanrioTown.com email in order to participate.

5. SanrioTown reserves the right to change the conditions of this competition at its own discretion.

6. Sanriotown reserves the right to extend or terminate the competition at its own discretion.

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Future plans and response to player feedback

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

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Hello fans! Hello Kitty Online has released its future plans and response to player feedback.  Know more about the game’s latest development and the improvements we’re making to existing features like enhancement of the targeting system, adjustment of drop and crafting rates, and the SanrioTown Game Center integration to HKO.

Click here to read more details.

New Blog Easter Layout Now Available

Monday, March 15th, 2010

sugarbunnies_blog.jpgNotice anything different? That’s right, this blog’s layout has changed to a new one!

The Sugarbunnies appear on the latest blog layout of SanrioTown, showing them in one of the most known events during Easter: the egg hunt!

Join in the hunt by choosing this theme to decorate your blog this Easter season! Other themes featuring your favorite adorable Sanrio characters await you on SanrioTown, so check it out now!

March 2010 Downloads Now Available!

Friday, March 12th, 2010

march2010_icon.jpgIt’s March already, and the new SanrioTown freebies are now available for you to download! All you need to do is sign in and head on off to the Download Center to grab the wallpapers, calendars and more featuring your favorite Sanrio characters.Not registered yet? No problem! Click here to get your free SanrioTown account now!

HKO new features and plans for 2010

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Hello everyone! We would once again like to share with you what the HKO team has been working on. First off, we’d like to talk about a few improvements and fixes that were added to the game recently but not properly documented.

Changes already live in HKO

Our goal in the next months is to expand end game potential, player communication, and guild functionality. These are ongoing projects, so expect to hear more! Here are some of the additions we will be making to the game in the coming months.

Head items will get fixed

Our next update will address a problem with certain head items, which change your character’s hairstyle back to default when worn. After the patch, items worn on the head will no longer cause this problem. You can finally show off your hairstyle AND head gear at the same time, making it easier for players to customize their characters.

Chat channel enhancements
We are working on letting players switch chat channels by typing them right into the chat box before the message they want to send. For example, to send a message to the map channel you will type /m .

In order to improve communication for players, especially new players, we will add a new chat channel dedicated to in-game help. More details on that later this month!

SanrioTown Game Center integration

The SanrioTown Game Center is a section on SanrioTown.com in which members can play dozens of minigames and earn Loyalty Points. Check out the link if you haven’t already seen the SanrioTown Game Center! These minigames will be integrated into Hello Kitty Online, so players will be able to play them inside HKO. This will make it easier to earn Loyalty Points for use in the Item Mall. Expect this feature to be available later in March, along with a special event to celebrate the launch.

Content updates!

There are several major content updates lined up for the next months. For those who simply cannot wait, here is a quick rundown of things you can look forward to:

  • ● Earth Day event and other global events
  • ● Fully revamped guild system with extended functionality
  • ● New adventure maps and new quests!
  • ● New city map Tokyo
  • ● A mini-game hub
  • ● New features to stimulate friendly competition among players!

We will keep you posted on further developments, so stay tuned!