Island hops. From Apple Arcade. Just wanted to clarify.

The Nintendo Direct just ended, and it certainly contained its share of surprises. Here’s one that wasn’t a surprise to us; Sunblink has announced that the current Apple Arcade-exclusive cozy life sim, Hello Kitty Island Adventure, will hit PC and Nintendo Switch as a timed console exclusive in 2025.

It comes with some considerable accolades, too, having been nominated for Best Mobile Game at The Game Awards 2023 and having won a Webby People’s Voice award and the Apple Arcade Game of the Year award.

And what will Hello Kitty fans do when the game arrives on their Nintendo? Well…

When My Melody is invited to open a gift shop at Big Adventures Park, she invites Hello Kitty and her friends—including you!—to come along for a tropical island getaway. But things go sideways upon arrival, with the friends separated and the park found abandoned. Join forces with Hello Kitty to restore the island’s beauty and the desolate theme park to its former glory!

So…manual labor then. Seems appropriate.

In Hello Kitty Island Adventure, player will:

  • Meet iconic Sanrio characters across several distinct biomes with more than 100 hours of gameplay to experience. Brave Kuromi’s haunted mansion in the Spooky Swamp, unearth ancient secrets in fiery Mount Hothead, ride minecarts through Gemstone Mountain’s glittery caves, and discover new treasures underwater in Rainbow Reef.
  • Express themselves as an original, Sanrio-style avatar with a wide range of adorable character customization options. Select from dozens of faces, features, and body shapes, then collect hundreds of clothing items.
  • Decorate their personal dream space or attract new friends to the island with the right furniture pieces. Plus, multiplayer guests can even decorate their own Friendship Cabins on others’ islands.
  • Spend no actual money. There is no premium currency to earn, purchase, or spend in Hello Kitty Island Adventure. Enjoy the sights, customize an island vacation, and unlock everything just by playing the game.
  • Bake delicious recipes with Hello Kitty, brew magic potions with Kuromi, collect critters with Keroppi, learn to fish from Badtz-maru, and so much more. Share gifts and complete quests to deepen bonds with even more beloved characters. Scour the island for collectibles, like the plethora of hidden Gudetama, sometimes locked behind devious puzzles.
  • Team up in multiplayer. Players can invite others to their island via Game Center or invite code, then boost each other’s stamina to explore greater heights and depths, solve the island’s trickiest puzzles, chase new high scores, or simply build vacation homes together.

And there’s more to come. Sunblink will add new characters, areas, clothing, items, visitors, mini-games, and so much more—all for free.

Hello Kitty Island Adventure will debut on PC and Nintendo Switch (Timed Console Exclusive), followed by PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, in 2025. For more information, visit the official website.