Live Your Best Island Life by Building, Crafting, and Befriending Hello Kitty and Friends

Boulder, Colorado (June 18, 2024) – Moments ago, during Nintendo Direct, Sunblink announced that the critically acclaimed cozy life sim Hello Kitty Island Adventure will debut in 2025 on PC and Nintendo Switch as a Timed Console Exclusive, followed by PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 releases.

Play it now on Apple Arcade.

Nominated for Best Mobile Game at The Game Awards 2023 and winner of a Webby People’s Voice award, Hello Kitty Island Adventure first launched exclusively via Apple Arcade and was one of 2023’s biggest mobile sensations, winning the Apple Arcade Game of the Year award. Now, Hello Kitty and Friends will extend their vacation to Nintendo Switch, PC and PlayStation starting in 2025!

“The tremendous response from fans and critics for our initial release was beyond our wildest dreams,” said Chelsea Howe, Chief Product Officer at Sunblink. “We are so excited to bring these charming, cozy island vibes to more players next year. Just as we’ve done since launch, we’ll continue adding new features, storylines, and rewards to the game in the coming months so all players, regardless of platform, get the absolute best experience with no compromises.”

When My Melody is invited to open a gift shop at Big Adventures Park, she invites Hello Kitty and her friends—including you!—to come along for a tropical island getaway. But things go sideways upon arrival, with the friends separated and the park found abandoned. Join forces with Hello Kitty to restore the island’s beauty and the desolate theme park to its former glory!

Key Features Include:

  • Explore a Massive World – Meet iconic Sanrio characters across several distinct biomes with more than 100 hours of gameplay to experience. Brave Kuromi’s haunted mansion in the Spooky Swamp, unearth ancient secrets in fiery Mount Hothead, ride minecarts through Gemstone Mountain’s glittery caves, and discover new treasures underwater in Rainbow Reef.
  • Create Your Character – Express yourself as an original, Sanrio-style avatar with a wide range of adorable character customization options. Select from dozens of faces, features, and body shapes, then collect hundreds of clothing items. Change your appearance at any time.
  • Decorate to Your Heart’s Content – Decorate your personal dream space or attract new friends to the island with the right furniture pieces. Plus, multiplayer guests can even decorate their own Friendship Cabins on your island.
  • NO Microtransactions – There is no premium currency to earn, purchase, or spend in Hello Kitty Island Adventure. Enjoy the sights, customize your island vacation, and unlock everything just by playing the game.
  • Craft, Create, Collect – Bake delicious recipes with Hello Kitty, brew magic potions with Kuromi, collect critters with Keroppi, learn to fish from Badtz-maru, and so much more. Share gifts and complete quests to deepen your bonds with even more beloved characters. Scour the island for collectibles, like the plethora of hidden Gudetama, sometimes locked behind devious puzzles.
  • Team Up in Multiplayer – Everything is better with friends. Invite someone to your island via Game Center or invite code. Boost each other’s stamina to explore greater heights and depths, solve the island’s trickiest puzzles, chase new high scores, or simply build vacation homes together.
  • Frequent, Free Gameplay Updates – Sunblink is constantly adding new characters, areas, clothing, items, visitors, mini-games, and so much more—all for free.

Hello Kitty Island Adventure will debut on PC and Nintendo Switch (Timed Console Exclusive), followed by PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, in 2025. Play it today via Apple Arcade. For more information, visit the official website.

About Sunblink

Based in Boulder, CO and founded by three industry veterans behind global megahits like DragonVale, SpellFall and Army of Darkness: Defense. Sunblink’s team members have created and managed some of the highest grossing and most downloaded games of the last decade. The studio’s first release, HEROish, debuted on Apple Arcade in 2022 to critical acclaim. Their second title, Hello Kitty Island Adventure, leveraged one of the most beloved entertainment brands in the world to become one of 2023’s biggest games. They believe games should evoke lasting emotions and inspire players for years to come. If you agree, they invite you to get in touch.

About Sanrio

Sanrio® is the global lifestyle brand best known for Hello Kitty® who was created in 1974, and home to many other beloved character brands such as My Melody™, Kuromi™, LittleTwinStars™, Cinnamoroll™, Pompompurin™, gudetama™, Aggretsuko™, Chococat™, Badtz-maru™ and Keroppi™. Sanrio was founded on the philosophy that a small gift can bring happiness and friendship to people of all ages. Since 1960, this philosophy has served as the inspiration to offer quality products, services and activities that promote communication and inspire unique consumer experiences across the world. Today, Sanrio’s business extends into the entertainment industry with several content series, gaming offerings and theme parks. Sanrio boasts an extensive product lineup which is available in over 130 countries. Sanrio hopes to bring smiles to everyone’s faces with their vision of “One World, Connecting Smiles.” To learn more about Sanrio, please visit www.sanrio.com and follow @sanrio and @hellokitty on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Pinterest and subscribe to the Hello Kitty and Friends YouTube Channel.