The adorable arcade racer features three different racing modes including traditional cart racing, boat racing, and even small planes! I hesitate to say that the developers are attempting to clone the Nintendo 64 classic Diddy Kong Racing, but the similarities are obvious. I don’t think any of that matters though as the younger set will be so excited to race around as Hello Kitty that it doesn’t really matter WHAT they are doing. (True story: I showed this trailer to my five year old daughter and she practically immolated in front of me. Needless to say… I have to buy this game.)
The races will include single player modes and up to 4-player multiplayer action. The trailer (posted below) makes the racing seem a little on the slow side compared to games like Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, but I think that might actually be to its advantage considering its target audience. Younger gamers often lack the reaction time and coordination to keep their fast moving karts on the track.
The Hello Kitty Kruisers Trailer
Rising Star Games have been in the publishing business since 2005. They’ve published dozens of games, several of which being Hello Kitty themed so they are no stranger to the franchise. “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,” said Martin Defries, President of Rising Star Games. “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.”
A word of caution to parents interested in this one: Physical copies of this game will likely be difficult to get. The Wii U version of the game was highly sought after by collectors so it is possible that some of that will bleed over to the Switch version. Never fear though! It will be released digitally as well so your youngsters still be able to enjoy it.
Happy racing everyone! Sound off in the comments if you’ll be picking this one up!