The European and Japanese Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Twitter accounts have confirmed that Hello Kitty and her friends are coming to the game. Starting on July 11, 2019, the first part of a Sanrio Characters Collection event will begin. (It will end on July 22, 2019.) This will be a Gyroidite Scavenger Hunt event where you collect the small gyroids littered around the campgrounds, then use those materials to craft Hello Kitty and Cinnamoroll items. There will also be Fortune Cookies with items to collect.
The Japanese Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Twitter account shared images of the items people will be able to make. There will be hats, backpacks, tables, chairs, wallpaper, a signboard, and a decorative umbrella. People will also be able to make a large Hello Kitty hot air balloon for their campgrounds. 10 different kinds of t-shirts with Sanrio mascots on them will appear too. Everyone will also get a free Hello Kitty bow to wear.
Two of the Sanrio Animal Crossing villagers, who first appeared as part of the Animal Crossing: New Leaf Welcome amiibo update on amiibo cards, have been confirmed as new additions to the game. Rilla, the Hello Kitty-themed gorilla, and Chai, the elephant with a Cinnamoroll look, will both show up.
There will be three parts to this collaboration. The second half, Sanrio Characters Collection 2, will take place in late July 2019 and focus on My Melody and Pompompurin items. The third collection, which will consist of Keroppi and Little Twin Stars stuff, will show up in early August 2019.
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is available for Android and Apple iOS devices.