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Guild Contest: Full Throttle on the Chocolate!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

The Hello Kitty Online charity event, Chocolate Harbour Rescue is entering its last week and the numbers coming in are huge! Thanks to your efforts, Sanrio Digital will be donating to Oceana and UNICEF, and this looks like it may be the biggest donation so far in HKO history. But more can be done: this is why we are now calling on all guilds to go Full Throttle on the Chocolate!

From September 24, 2010 12:00AM EST (12:00PM GMT +8) until the end of Chocolate Harbour Rescue, you can participate in a Guild-based competition for charity: Full Throttle on the Chocolate.Here’s how it works: the participating members of the top 10 guilds who post the biggest gains in donation points starting September 24 will receive rewards at the end of the event!

Since we are counting gains in donation points in the given period and not cumulative points, it does not matter who is leading the ranks now. All that matters is how many points you can earn from September 24-30. The winning guilds will be rewarded with Sanrio Loyalty Points (SLP), which you can use to buy fabulous stuff in the Item Mall.

Full Throttle on the Chocolate Prizes


Guild Gains

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Remember, only the donations made from September 24 onwards will be counted in the guild competition! These contributions will also be included in the grand total for the calculation of Sanrio Digital’s donation for Oceana and UNICEF.The harder you work, the greater your Guild’s impact on the real world! No matter how well you place – whether you come in first or last – you will make a real difference to problems affecting our planet!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask our friendly in-game GMs or send us an email at

Good luck and have fun!

The Hello Kitty Online Team

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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival, SanrioTown!

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival, SanrioTown fans!

The Mid-Autumn Festival or the Moon Festival is one of the most important festivities in China. It is one of the most marvelous and colorful annual events that celebrates, among other things, harvest time with the biggest and brightest moon of the year!

To celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, the SanrioTown Team made e-cards specially tailored for this wonderful merry-making! Grab them all now!


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MPOGD.Com Gives HKO 3.5 Out Of 5 Stars

Monday, September 13th, 2010 reviewed Hello Kitty Online and found it “cute”, “peaceful”, and in possession of “a system that other games would be smart to copy”.  Jason Van Horn explains why HKO is a good choice if you enjoy relaxation and conviviality:

Most MMOs are based around combat, leveling, and eventually hitting end game content. There is still an element of combat in the game, but it takes a bit of a backseat to everything else, and the process of leveling didn’t even register as a driving factor in the game for me. I’m desperately trying to reach level cap in World of Warcraft before its expansion comes out, so I’m constantly hurrying, fighting, and trying to do only the things that will help me level as fast as possible. With HKO I found myself playing at a much more relaxed pace, engaging in crafting, farming, playing mini-games, and not really paying attention to gained levels at all.

Head over to to read the full review of Hello Kitty Online!


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Hello Kitty Online charity event: Chocolate Harbour Rescue!

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

From September 9 to September 30, 2010, players of Hello Kitty Online can participate in Chocolate Harbour Rescue, the chocolatiest event ever! Sanrio Harbour is in trouble – everything is covered in chocolate! Find out why and help cleanup efforts by participating in a brand new HKO charity event.

Chocolate Harbour Rescue

September 9 – 30, 2010

There’s chocolate everywhere in Sanrio Harbour: in the sea, on the beach, in the trees. The local wildlife is ill from eating too much chocolate and the residents are struggling to cope with weight gain and sugar rush. Even worse, there are reports of enormous chunks of chocolate terrorizing the beach! Where is the chocolate coming from? Can it be stopped before it smothers everything in an ecologically hazardous yet delicious coating?

Fortunately, Pochacco is on the case! He is organizing the Chocolate Harbour Rescue to reclaim Sanrio Harbour from the chocolaty invasion. To get started, adventurers with nerves of steel and a heroic tolerance for cocoa simply need to speak with Pochacco in Sanrio Harbour.

Participate in this event and your efforts will be converted into charity! See below for details.

Why You Should Play Hello Kitty’s Chocolate Harbour Rescue

  • Chocolaty mayhem!

  • Chocolate pets!

  • Hazardous ambulating chocolates!

  • Gigantic chocolate titans!

  • Transform into a piece of chocolate!

  • Chocolate milk! And cookies!

  • It’s for charity!

Play for a Good Cause!

Hello Kitty Online players will mop up chocolates during the event to automatically generate donation points. At the end of the event (or when the cap is reached) Sanrio Digital will use total donation points generated by all HKO players to calculate donations for the following two organizations:

50% of the total donation will go to Oceana, an international organization focused on ocean conservation. Oceana is currently researching the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the largest such spill in history.

The other 50% of the donation total will go to UNICEF to contribute to relief efforts in Pakistan, where massive floods have destroyed much of the country, with over 20 million people affected. Unfortunately, the lack of contributions is jeopardizing relief operations. Here at HKO we think the plight of disaster victims supersedes all other considerations, and we urge everyone to help. Please click on the previous link to find out how you can donate directly.

Not only can you donate to the above two organizations simply by playing Hello Kitty Online, but we also encourage you to donate to or volunteer for a charity of your choice. If we all work together, we can make the world a better place!

Good luck and we hope you enjoy Hello Kitty Online’s Chocolate Harbour Rescue! Login to the game or click here to download Hello Kitty Online!

The Hello Kitty Online Team

September Downloads Now Available!

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Hey SanrioTownsfolks!

Grab the latest and cutest downloads in SanrioTown now! Wallpapers, calendars and e-cards are only some of the things you can download on the site. The best part is: they’re absolutely free! All you have to do is to sign into your SanrioTown account and head off to the Download Center!

Don’t have a SanrioTown account yet? No problemo! Click here  to get your SanrioTown account now!


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Giveaway Extravaganza: Your Welcome Back Week Reward!

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Attention Hello Kitty Online players: if you logged in to HKO once a day for at least four days during Welcome Back Week (August 20-26, 2010), then you automatically participated in our Item Giveaway Extravaganza!

Your reward is a free Gold Sunbright Express Ticket! This ticket will let you travel between all Sunbright Express stations, for 12 amazing days of glorious unlimited use. Normally, Sunbright Express tickets are exclusively available (cash only) at the Item Mall!

Log in to the game to claim your free Gold Sunbright Express Ticket – simply open your Item Delivery window and enjoy the free rides!

Happy gaming!

The Hello Kitty Online team

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US & Canada server issues (updated)

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

UPDATE: the US & Canada servers are currently down for required maintenance. We ask North American players to remain patient while we investigate the problem and work on implementing a solution. We apologize to all players for this inconvenience.

International servers are not affected. However, US & Canada server players should note that you will need to create a new character if you wish to play on a different server. Do not worry: your original character will be available again as soon as the US & Canada servers are up again.

We will make an announcement as soon as the maintenance is complete and the servers are back up. Please check here for updated information. Thank you again for your patience.

The Hello Kitty Online Team