News: Hello Kitty invades the American litter box (kidding, I swear).
For some reason, millions of people love Hello Kitty (my girlfriend among them), but there's never really been a Hello Kitty video game in America. Namco plans to change that. Working with Hello Kitty's creator, Sanrio, Namco will be publishing Hello Kitty Roller Rescue this August.
Prepare yourself, because the story gets a little wild. Block-O, a horrible blockheaded alien, has invaded Sanriotown. He sees that Hello Kitty and her friends give gifts to each other and then they throw away the block shaped boxes. Block-O will not stand for this, so he attacks Sanriotown to save his cardboard brothers. Oh no!
Hello Kitty laces up her roller skates along with Badtz-Maru, Mimmy, Keroppi and 17 other Sanrio characters to take back Sanriotown!
I'm not sure quite exactly how that will happen yet because Namco hasn't really released any gameplay details beyond "it's a 3D adventure". But they do plan to include five difficulty settings with many different ways to beat the game so that Hello Kitty fans of all ages can enjoy it.
And we even have, oh yes, seven screenshots.
To make my girlfriend happy (because I love her), I'm sure we'll have more on Hello Kitty Roller Rescue soon.