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Closed Beta launch of HKO in Thailand kicked off a few days ago, the harbour was mobbed by crowds of people with the familiar green shirts! น่าอัศจรรย์!

 

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Great news for Facebook members: Hello Kitty Online: The Introduction is now available on Facebook! Log in to facebook to accompany the heroic Jed on his quest to learn how to survive in Hello Kitty Online. Let your friends know so they can join the HKO fun! If you are on facebook you have to try this APP to teach you how to play HKO!

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Play Hello Kitty Online: The Introduction now by clicking here.

Best wishes to everyone in HKO! Thank you and wish you a fantastic 2010!

As seen on the level up signup page for Hello Kitty Online, play Hello Kitty Online in any of the Netopia branches by Level Up Games in the Philippines.

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You can signup for the Beta here.

Sanrio Digital ( http://www.sanriodigital.com ) and Aeria Games & Entertainment Inc. ( http://www.aeriagames.com ), a US based online games publisher, today announced they are partnering to launch Hello Kitty Online in North America. The announcement was made at the 2009 Game Developer Conference®, held at San Francisco’s Moscone Center from March 23-27. Hello Kitty Online is the eagerly anticipated official massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) of the Hello Kitty universe. Aeria Games will manage North American online publishing and game service operations for Hello Kitty Online. Sanrio Digital will manage retail publishing of the game and operate SanrioTown ( http://www.sanriotown.com ), the Sanrio-themed portal and social networking site integrated with Hello Kitty Online.

"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.

"Aeria Games is honored to partner with Sanrio Digital to introduce Hello Kitty Online to the North American audience. Given the global, well-loved brand and the advanced game design, we believe that Hello Kitty Online will propel the casual free-to-play MMO industry into the mainstream," said JT Nguyen, Chief Marketing Officer of Aeria Games.

Hello Kitty Online is the official MMORPG based on the popular Sanrio characters. The game, currently in its beta stage, will launch in various territories throughout 2009, using a free-to-play model with optional premium upgrades. Players will explore and experience magnificent adventures in the magical and cute world of Sanrio Land as they interact with other players and more than a hundred Sanrio characters, including Hello Kitty, Badtz-Maru, Cinnamoroll, and many others.

Hello Kitty Online is one of few MMORPG titles targeting a female gaming audience. Aside from redefining traditional MMO gaming with the inclusion of integrated social media services provided by SanrioTown, Hello Kitty Online connects the virtual world with real world charity events: during past beta events, Sanrio Digital translated player activities into real donations to charities such as UNICEF. Sanrio Digital intends to continue charitable initiatives as part of North American strategy for Hello Kitty Online.

About Hello Kitty Online

Hello Kitty Online, developed by Sanrio Digital, is the official massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) of Hello Kitty and friends, and the first MMORPG to integrate social networking web services into the game experience. In addition to standard features such as customizable avatars, guilds, skill systems, and player economy, Hello Kitty Online offers a social networking platform including blogs, video sharing, and email services. For more information please visit http://www.hellokittyonline.com

The ultra cute game is coming to Singapore and Malaysia in a months time!

Some quotes from the article below:

http://digital.asiaone.com/Digital/News/Story/A1Story20090618-149297.html

HELLO Kitty fans and gamers here will be among the first in the world to enter the virtual universe of Hello Kitty, when Sanrio’s official massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) is launched here next month.

The picture in the article is none other than our own Starrfire! Congratulations!

THe latest trailer featuring Hello Kitty in her own special MMO!

Probably one of the best guides out there for starter players is rinsama’s blog.

Her guide for the Sanrio Harbour quest is very complete and an excellent beginners guide, see it here.

The other place to look is in the forums.

A problem with the HKO installer can result in a desktop shortcut for HKO that does not launch the game.  If your game won’t start, please run the Client Shortcut Hotfix and follow the instructions.

Instructions

1.  Download and run the Client Shortcut Hotfix from the Hello Kitty Online Download Center.

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2.  When the program runs, you will need to enter your HKO installation directory. The default is:

C:\Program Files\SanrioTown\Hello Kitty Online

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Unless you installed your game to a non-default directory, the above will be correct. Click “Next” when done.

3.  Enter the Windows Start Menu folder where you want HKO to appear. The default is:

SanrioTown\Hello Kitty Online

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If there is no need to change this entry. Click “Next” when done.

4. Review the settings and click “Install”.  The hotfix program will now update your game.

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5. Click on “Finish” and your HKO installation should be updated and in working order.

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Thank you for your support in helping us prepare the game for Open Beta and we are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.  If you encounter problems with the game, please send us an email at onlinegame@hellokitty.com with a description of what happened and we’ll be glad to help you.

See you in Hello Kitty Online!

Hello Kitty Online “Happy Hearts” Valentine’s Day Event
Hello Kitty MMORPG invites all players to rescue Cupid,
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Hong Kong – February 3, 2009: Sanrio Digital today announced that Hello Kitty Online will open to the public from February 14 to February 17, 2009, allowing new players to participate in the Valentine’s Day “Happy Hearts” event. To play, simply sign up to www.sanriotown.com and start downloading the game client from www.helllokittyonline.com. All players will be able to log in to the game starting from February 14, 2009 20:00 (8pm) Eastern Standard Time.

The “Happy Hearts” event for Founders of Hello Kitty Online will run from February 12 to February 17, 2009. New players will be accepted from February 14 until the end of the event. Happy Hearts will feature exclusive new content and several enhancements to the game:

Special Valentine’s-themed quests
Valentine’s Day under threat! Cupid is missing and so are the romance and friendship of the season. It is up to players of HKO to save Valentine’s Day and prevent the collapse of the greeting card industry. Exclusive items will be awarded to the first players to complete the quest chain.

Improved user interface
User interface enhancements include a higher supported resolution, movable windows, re-sizable chat box, and an improvement to the local area map.

Revamped farming system
The new HKO farming system introduces 8 new and unique farm types while allowing players to participate in cooperative farming. Day cycles and related effects on your plants have been implemented. Plant growth times have been adjusted.

Keyword chat filter
The new chat filter blocks offensive language from private and public chat to ensure a safer and more enjoyable gaming experience for players.

HKO Founders will be able to log in the game on February 12, 2009 at exactly 22:00 EST.  All Sanriotown members will be able to log in from February 14, 2009 at exactly 20:00 (8pm) Eastern Standard Time.  The event will end on February 17, 2009 at 23:59 EST after which Hello Kitty Online will be taken down for further work. To play, users must sign up for a free account at www.sanriotown.com and download the HKO game client from www.hellokittyonline.com.

About Hello Kitty Online
Hello Kitty Online, developed by Sanrio Digital, is the official Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) of Hello Kitty and friends, and the first MMORPG to integrate social networking web services into the game experience. In addition to standard features such as customizable avatars, guilds, skill systems, and player economy, Hello Kitty Online offers a social networking platform including blogs, video sharing, and email services. For more information please visit www.hellokittyonline.com

About Sanrio Digital
Sanrio Digital is a joint venture between Typhoon Games (HK) Ltd. and Sanrio 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. For more information please visit www.sanriodigital.com

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