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Sanrio and THQ Release Hello Kitty Bubblegum Girlfriends Game

THQ Inc. has released HELLO KITTY BUBBLEGUM GIRLFRIENDS for PC and Mac. Published by ValuSoft, a division of THQ, the videogame based on the SANRIO property is rated "E" for Everyone and is available at retailers in the U.S. for $19.99 SRP.

"Hello Kitty is a popular, beloved character with devoted fans of all ages," said Doug Clemmer, president of THQ's ValuSoft division. "HELLO KITTY BUBBLEGUM GIRLFRIENDS is the latest release in our series of PC and Mac games. HELLO KITTY CUTIE WORLD and HELLO KITTY DREAM CARNIVAL proved to be extremely successful with girls and parents alike -- this charming series of games are sweet, interactive and fun to play."

The videogame invites players to join Hello Kitty and more than 10 of her best friends for the perfect playdate to engage in eight new arcade-style games, including Bubble Gum Taxi, Pie Poppin' Dance, Crazy Cookie Race, Tea Cup Croquet, Cup Cake Trampoline, Rainbow Garden, Beach Bubble Frenzy and Sky Bubble Popper.

"Hello Kitty's timeless appeal and charm has delighted girls since Hello Kitty made her first debut," said Bruce Giuliano, vp of licensing, at Sanrio. "In HELLO KITTY BUBBLEGUM GIRLFRIENDS, the exciting colors, sounds and energy of these games will delight players for hours of interactive fun."


Founded in 1960, SANRIO develops, distributes and licenses a unique collection of over 12,000 gift, stationery and fashion accessory items for women of all ages. HELLO KITTY is the company's flagship brand. There are more than 300 SANRIO boutiques throughout the Western Hemisphere with 120 in the U.S. In addition, SANRIO character products are sold in some 10,000 U.S. locations including department, specialty stores and national chain stores.

ValuSoft (, a division of THQ Inc., is a leading global publisher and distributor of consumer-priced software. Based in suburban Minneapolis, ValuSoft markets a wide variety of interactive entertainment and productivity software to the mass-market audience.

THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located in the U.S., the U.K., France, Germany, Spain, Korea and Australia. More information about THQ and its products may be found at and