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Hello Kitty Island Adventure is real but has nothing to do with South Park

Key art from Hello Kitty Island Adventures featuring a collection of Hello Kitty characters exploring a tropical island
Image: Sanrio / Sunblink

The makers of Hello Kitty Island Adventure want you to know the game has nothing to do with South Park.

Back in 2006, South Park finally made itself relevant to me with its World of Warcraft episode. In the episode, the boys take up the MMO and try to recruit Butters to join them. He refuses, explaining that he has simpler tastes, preferring to play Hello Kitty Island Adventure instead.

It’s a throwaway line, meant to elicit nothing more than a sneer from the gamers watching that Butters would dare admit aloud to playing something so childish. But though the game sounded exactly like a PlayStation 2 Japanese-only launch title or something that was on a CD-ROM for Windows 98, it didn’t actually exist.

That is until now.

Announced late…

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