10th September, 2009 - From the world famous Sanrio Brand, the Japanese licensors of the internationally successful Hello Kitty franchise, comes Happy Party with Hello Kitty and Friends. This worldwide merchandising phenomenon has been synonymous with successful brand marketing across the US, Asia and Europe in most facets of retail.

Happy Party with Hello Kitty and Friends will arrive in Europe mid-September publisher Rising Star Games confirmed today. Released on the Nintendo DS™ Happy Party with Hello Kitty and Friends had the backing from the well established Rising Star Games to help Gamebridge realise the potential of such a fantastic IP in 2009, this collaboration has the potential to elevate the bright publisher to new heights.

“We are delighted to be working with Gamebridge on this huge franchise. Happy Party with Hello Kitty and Friends not only validates Rising Star Games position as the Home of Japanese Games but this brand extends across all markets and reaches into the mass market pioneered by Sanrio and Nintendo respectively” commented Martin Defries, managing director of Rising Star Games.“As a young and ambitious company, we feel perfectly placed to help in building this brand for Gamebridge and realising its enormous potential in the games market.”

About Happy Party with Hello Kitty and Friends

Brand new this September is a wonderful new game from Gamebridge,‘Happy Party with Hello Kitty and Friends’– it’s the cutest kitty party in town!

Join Hello Kitty and her friends for a‘Happy’ party and have some fun! Get together and enjoy their many activities, including shopping, cooking, dress customisation and dancing– all in the cute and lovable style that has made the Hello Kitty franchise a hit all around the world.


Game Features:

Have a party– send out personalised invitations to Hello Kitty’s friends

Dress making– take part in fun activities like dress cutting, sewing and ironing or play the button game, material hoopla or the maze game

Go to the shop– shop for your party by selecting items from the list

Cooking - practice getting party food ready by cooking, slicing, frying and even cleaning!

Party time– party away with rhythm based dancing game or play spot the difference, the slide puzzle, the memory game or just decorate

With over 25 mini games Happy Party with Hello Kitty and Friends is cute, fun and easy to play! It’s the perfect game for all those Hello Kitty fans out there who want to join in the fun.

Happy Party with Hello Kitty and Friends will be available in all PAL territories from the 18th September 2009 and has an S.R.P. of£19.99/€29.99.

For further information, screenshots and press samples (when available), please contact:


Tyrone Walcott or Yen Hau (Rising Star Games)

France - Namco Bandai partners

Emilie Berndt

Germany– Koch Media

Andrea Stepper

Spain– Namco Bandai partners

Helena Careaga

Italy - Namco Bandai partners

Paola Menzhagi

Benelux - Cld Distribution

Philippe Coopmans

Nordic– Bersala

Johan Lenngerd

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About Gamebridge

With a history stretching as far back as their involvement in the NEC PC Engine, Tokyo based developer/publisher Interchannel has formed a joint venture with Nordic Nintendo distributor Bergsala.‘Gamebridge’ will publish games across all platforms focusing on those titles Interchannel has created or licensed from studios in Japan and throughout the world.

About Rising Star Games

Rising Star Games Limited is a video games publisher for Sony PSP™, Nintendo DS™ and Wii™ in the PAL territory. A joint venture between Japanese publisher/developer Marvelous Entertainment and long standing Nintendo Nordic distributor Bergsala AB, Rising Star Games is now in its fifth staggeringly successful year of trading and has published more than 40 titles including the worldwide hit series Harvest Moon alongside the renowned renegade Nintendo Wii title, No More Heroes. For more information please go to

The overall licensing program of Hello Kitty is handled by Japanese Licensing Agency Sanrio worldwide. For more information please visit

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