Club Penguin is Shutting Down, Club Penguin Island Launching in March

Club Penguin is Shutting Down, Club Penguin Island Launching in March

Big farewell party at the penguins' place! Don't get wasted and vomit fish on the rug, now.

Hey Millennials -- Don't look now, but you're getting old. Club Penguin, the online world / game you might've visited across many precious after-school hours, is shutting down at the end of March.

Disney made the announcement at the end of January on the official Club Penguin website. The current iteration of Club Penguin, which is available on the web and on mobile, locks its doors on March 29. Paid member accounts will no longer be charged a monthly fee, and you can no longer sign up for said memberships.

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Club Penguin isn't dying, though: It's merely re-inventing itself for a hip new age. Club Penguin Island, a "uniquely penguin experience" according to Disney, is coming to mobile in March. You can pre-register for the app to earn exclusive rewards once the game goes live.

For now, Club Penguin is throwing a big going-away party. If you haven't signed in for a long (long) time, consider doing so long enough to say goodbye to your technicolor arctic avatar. Sure, doing so will make you feel kind of melancholy, but it won't be as depressing as inevitably signing into Neopets to say farewell to the Scorchio you haven't fed since 2002.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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