Namco Bandai dropped a solid Dreamcast port of the original Soul Calibur at the end of November, and aside from its lack of multiplayer, it was as much fun as nostalgic fans would expect from a fighting game on a 5-inch touchscreen. Now the company is back with another release, and while it may not be - screw it, no intro for this game. Here are some screenshots of Hello Kitty Tap and Run.

Kitty1 Kitty4 Kitty5

Kitty2 Kitty3

Namco Bandai, I'm saddened. Jeremiah gets to relive fond childhood memories with Soul Calibur, and I get Hello Kitty? Why not Tekken? Digimon World? I'd even settle for Tank! Tank! Tank!, even though I'm mildly offended that you tried to get those of us who bought Wii Us at launch to pay $49.99 for something with only marginally more depth than a mobile game to begin with. But no. Hello Kitty Tap and Run.

Excuse me, where are my manners? There's a decent chance you clicked on this headline because you actually wanted to know about this game, and the least I can do is provide you with some info.

It's cute.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • spacekobra

    I'm torn... Is a 20 year old guy supposed to think Hello Kitty is a fun game?

    • anon


      • spacekobra

        I'm going to have a lot of explaining to do the next time somebody asks me what games I'm playing.

    • Cheeseball

      I tried it and it is surprisingly fun, although the IAP is a shame.

  • AnthonyKR

    There is great anger in this one.

    Seriously, though, at least it doesn't have IAP and can be played on Gingerbread devices. And it's free. And cute. Wait, you said that.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/pamela-hill/ Pamela Hill

    Sorry guys! I should've taken this one. I loved Hello Kitty as a child. ;)

  • John Smith

    If I install this game and play it on the bus / mall, do women in my vicinity start cuddling up to me and purring ?

    • Andy Stetson

      Only one way to find out... try it and report back! ;)

    • Primalxconvoy

      Japanese girls were looking over at my phone on the train to work in Tokyo today as I played this.

  • Chan

    Had to try this, can't resist...

  • guest

    I wonder why the Japanese app screenshots are cuter than the English ones and why they only have a YouTube on the the Japanese Playstore and not the English Playstore???

    • Lumi

      Because they couldn't be bothered to translate the video

  • SeanPR11

    Crashed on my nexus 7 (2013)