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Weirdness: This Game Combines Hello Kitty With Rhythm Cooking and Arcana Heart

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Either awesome, strange or a mix of both?

Quite often games arrive earlier or exclusively in Japan, and those of us elsewhere in the world can only look on with envy or splash the cash on imported systems and games. Occasionally these Japan-only games are intriguing primarily due to the fact that they're peculiar — Hello Kitty & Apron of Magic: Rhythm Cooking is one such game.

First of all, that name is peculiar in itself yet, oddly, does a perfect job of explaining the concept — it's a rhythm game where a good performance improves cooking, and it goes for a super cute aesthetic. Yet still, it mixes things up further by throwing in cameos from the Arcana Heart franchise; that's a fighting series, by the way. As Siliconera explains, these characters are hidden and can only be unlocked with specific actions, but once available can take part in the cooking routines.

A couple of videos of this are below; who's going to start the localisation petition for this one?

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Magikarp3 said:

Arcana Heart? Really?

Doesn't make sense to mix a franchise aimed for families with a fairly... erm, shameless fighting game, but whatever. The results might be interesting



Barbiegurl777 said:

I saw this earlier through a google search but i didn't know it was a japanese exclusive game... The website I looked on which I can't remb the name mehh.... said it was coming out this dec in japan. I think a few days ago it was released but not sure it was last week when looking online lol.

I love <3 Hello Kitty! Hope it get's US & UK release too.

I thought it was suppose to be new game in Hello Kitty 3DS series...

Nornally most Hello Kitty games usually get a world wide release. I hope this does as well.

Still keeping finger's crossed for Kumo Tomo - 3DS as well btw.

Happy Gaming! (^_^)



KarateKid1234 said:

Despite me being a grown man, I've always loved games aimed at younger audiences such as Hello Kitty and Cooking Mama, and I feel I need to pick up this game. I don't really care whether people insult me or not, because i'm open to whatever I want to do and whatever I want to like.



Arcana Heart...?
TBH, That's like mixing Cooking Mama, WarioWare and Senran Kagura Burst.
Or am I getting it wrong?



FriedSquid said:

It's super kawaii-desu. But, I don't think it looks like a very good game, seems kinda slow and boring to me... Also, is that Vocaloid music I hear, or is that my imagination?



scrubbyscum999 said:

I would buy this even if its bad. Just the concept alone of having family friendly Hello Kitty with Arcane Hearts is just ridiculous to say the least.



kurtasbestos said:

It's probably worth mentioning that the lyrics to the songs in those videos just happen to be explaining the cooking process as it's happening.



LoveSugoi said:

I feel like stuff like this is the reason I don't have money. Because I totally would have purchased a Japanese 3DS the very moment I saw that headline.

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