Hello Kitty Island Adventure is coming to Nintendo Switch and other consoles

Hello Kitty Island Adventure, an adorable life-sim featuring a cast of Sanrio characters, has been freed from Apple Arcade jail. Developer Sunblink and Sanrio announced the game will be released on the Nintendo Switch and Windows PC in 2025. After that, it will also come to PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, a release said. The developer shared the news via a trailer as part of the Nintendo Direct on Tuesday.

Hello Kitty Island Adventure has all the fixings of an adorable life-sim and then some. You can design an adorable character, collect materials, craft, fish, and explore alongside a rather large cast of Sanrio characters. The game, which was originally released on iOS via Apple Arcade in summer 2023, continues to be updated by the development team. The developers released a mermaid-inspired update as recently as May and the flowery Merry Meadow to celebrate spring.

Fans of Animal Crossing: New Horizons might immediately notice parallels between the two games both in terms of the cutesy art style and gameplay. Hello Kitty Island Adventure definitely goes a lot harder on the “adventure” part of it all — you spend a lot of time climbing and exploring in Island Adventure — but it could be a great option for Animal Crossing fans looking for a game to hold them over until the release of the Nintendo Switch successor.