When you consider Hey Kitty, let’s face it – South Park doesn’t come to thoughts. Sanrio’s iconic cat has been round for many years and is thought for spreading the phrase of all issues kawaii. South Park has the entire reverse status because of its crude animation and unhinged humor. There are few worlds by which you’d put the collection collectively, however now, reviews recommend Hey Kitty has fulfilled a South Park prophecy.

For some context, we have to return to 2006. Years in the past, South Park launched an episode that follows Cartman and the gang as they get revenge on a World of Warcraft participant. After seeing the mission by means of, Butters tells the gang he does not even play World of Warcraft, and he spends all his time on-line enjoying Hey Kitty Island Journey.

After all, this reference was made to indicate simply how completely different Butters’ style in video games was. It gave the boys a cause to rag on Butters, and on the time, no such Hey Kitty game ever existed. The 2006 quip went on to turn into a meme within the South Park fandom, and Sanrio has acknowledged the joke quite a few instances. Most famously, the corporate introduced an MMO enlargement for Hey Kitty On-line named after the South Park callout, but it surely was all for April Fools’ Day.

However now? Properly, it looks as if Sanrio will not be joking round anymore. The game studio Sunblink, in tandem with Sanrio, simply introduced Hey Kitty Island Journey… for actual. The game might be out there on iOS beginning July twenty eighth, and it provides huge Animal Crossing vibes. The game might be a sim that enables Hey Kitty likes to design properties, make pals, and discover a tropical Sanrio island. And naturally, the app bears the identify of South Park’s well-known 2006 nod.

At this level, no phrase has been given by Sanrio or Sunblink in regards to the game’s identify. The callback may very well be a coincidence, however given Sanrio’s earlier pranks, loads of followers imagine this nod is intentional. However both approach, we simply hope South Park lets Butters play this cellular game as quickly because it goes dwell.

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HT – Polygon