While cats are a common sight in the Animal Crossing series, I don't think they've had ones quite as famous. Starting later this week, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp (opens in new tab) will feature items from Hell Kitty and other Sanrio properties.
Sanrio is a Japanese company that licenses, designs, and produces products for Hello Kitty and Aggretsuko. This promotion in Pocket Camp is part of the Sanrio Characters Collection event where players can collect sofas, beds, dresses, hats, and other items featuring Sanrio character designs.
“Nintendo and Sanrio share a love of fun characters and bringing smiles to people’s faces,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This partnership represents the latest example of our goal of finding new and creative ways for fans to engage with Nintendo IP.”
You can check out a breakdown of what's coming to Pocket Camp below:
- A Hello Kitty bow in-game gift will be given to all Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp players.
- From July 11 to July 22, a Gyroidite Scavenger Hunt will allow players to make limited-time in-game Hello Kitty amenities and Sanrio Characters tees.
- Fortune cookies in the Sanrio Characters Craft Collection will come packed with cute rewards.
- Players can participate in Sanrio Characters Goals #1 for rewards such as animal maps and fortune cookies.
- Items that feature Sanrio characters will be rolled out gradually, with Items Collection #1 launching on July 11 featuring Hello Kitty and Cinnamoroll. In late July, Collection #2 will feature Pompompurin and My Melody. And in early August, Collection #3 will feature Little Twin Stars and Keroppi.
Pocket Camp has seen other crossovers (opens in new tab) with games like Splatoon 2 and Super Mario with special in-game items and cosmetics of their own. Super Mario Maker even had a Hell Kitty-themed event (opens in new tab) so we're not walking on new ground here.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons (opens in new tab), the next mainline game in the village life series, was announced at E3. It revamps the series by letting you design a town of your own on a deserted island. It's set to launch in March of 2020.
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