Club Penguin is back and 6 million users have already signed up
31 March 2020, 12:40
Childhood online game Club Penguin was discontinued back in 2017 due to a decline in popularity, but creators have just relaunched the animated internet community to cure people's self-isolation boredom.
00s kids, it's time to fire up Windows XP because Club Penguin is officially back. We never thought we'd be saying that either, but since its discontinuation in 2017, the online community is returning to entertain us all mid-quarantine.
Disney's Club Penguin originally launched in 2005 as a safe online community set in a virtual winter world, where users would play as, you guessed it, penguins.
And if you weren't previously banned for life for swearing, it's time to hit the ice once again, because the relaunched version Club Penguin Online has pretty much all the same features as the original. Who else is about to spend two hours choosing their penguin's colour?
We have updated our website! We are preparing for the new era Club Penguin Online is about to enter - and the website transformation is just the beginning.— Club Penguin Online (@_CPOnline) February 26, 2020
Make sure to check out the new website and the new blog. Special thanks to Huey and Jonas on working on this. ❤️🐧 pic.twitter.com/Mb5SWmygAe
And it seems like hitting up the pizza parlour without standing six feet apart from your friends is already proving popular, because since the relaunch last month, over six million people have signed up to play.
What's more, membership to the new version is totally free, so you no longer have to worry about begging your parents for £2.99 to get your furry friend a wardrobe upgrade. SOLD.
Notable nostalgia moments, including multiple servers in different languages, 2am therapy sessions in your friend's igloo and hitting up the night club, complete with light up floor, are all still fully intact. Oh, and the swearing ban is still firmly in place, sorry 'bout it.
Due to the current circumstances (thanks corona), fans are even using the nostalgic game to host proms, parties and graduations that they'd otherwise be missing out on this year, and the era of the puffle may truly be back. Just, slightly older.
Animal crossing is cool but more importantly club penguin is back and everyone gets a free membership— kait brown ❊ (@kaitbrown__) March 30, 2020
Guys Club Penguin is back and it is full of adults this is so funny but terrifying hahahaha pic.twitter.com/LcDN86aa8L— ainekinsella (@ainekinsella2) March 30, 2020
I really just gave my number to a guy I met on clubpenguin this better be the love story I deserve after all this— Sarah Lessley (@SLessley) March 31, 2020
I am the worlds first club penguin billionaire, non of you are on my level.— joshy (@joshe) March 27, 2020
Is the Netflix era officially over? Because we're back on our ice fishing bullsh*t.