One of the most popular iconic cartoon franchise is getting its own racing game. Hello Kitty Kruisers is being developed by Rising Star Games and they plan to launch worldwide in Spring of 2018. You will get to play as Hello Kitty and all her Sanrio friends as you race on land, water, and sky!
Many race tracks, characters, and vehicle types are shown off in the trailer, but I gotta say that it looks a like a modern version of Diddy Kong Racing from the N64. This would be great for Hello Kitty fans everywhere to have a way to play this while on the go or at home. Check out the trailer:
Hello Kitty Kruisers is said to have both a single-player mode and an adventure mode, but I think the coolest aspect is the split screen mode with up to three friends. It's been awhile since we have seen a split screen option on a game, let alone the classic four way split. You will also be able to unlock new outfits and vehicles for your favorite characters.
While announcing the game, the President of Rising Star Games, Martin Defries, said:
“We’re continually honored to enjoy a close partnership with Sanrio in order to bring Hello Kitty video game titles both to fans and to new audiences. Hello Kitty inspires happiness, friendship and sharing across the world and we’re humbled and excited to be an ongoing part of spreading smiles around the globe."
It's great to see a popular franchise take on new ways to present their fans with ways to enjoy their favorite characters and even more so when the creators do so with pride rather than for money. This game is likely to have plenty of great homage for the fans to find and enjoy. Are you a fan of Hello Kitty and plan to get this new game? Any specific locations you are hoping to explore?