Island Adventure Pack
On April 1, 2008, Sanrio Digital issued an April Fools' Day announcement revealing the first Hello Kitty Online expansion pack, entitled "Island Adventure", was scheduled for release in 2009. The news was posted on the main SanrioTown blog as well as the official HKO Blog. The title of the fictional expansion pack is a reference to the South Park episode "Make Love Not Warcraft". in which the character Butters Stotch states that he prefers "Hello Kitty Island Adventure" to more violent and competitive games such as World of Warcraft.
According to Sanrio Digital's April Fools' release:
Island Adventure will be the first expansion pack in gaming history that will reduce rather than expand an existing game world. The plot revealed by the announcement sounds strikingly similar to the hit television series "Lost", involving survivors of a plane crash that had been traveling to Australia, their struggle to survive in a hostile environment while dealing with the island's natives, and the danger that the survivors will split up and follow two leaders rather than remain together.
The fake news was used as material for a humorous article on WoW Insider.
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