Kim Jong-il, who has ruled the Communist state of North Korea since 1994, has passed away. Which means Kaos Studios, the developers of 2011 shooter Homefront, were only two weeks off making one of the most timely fictional statements in video game history.
In Homefront, a game which takes the death of Kim as the catalyst for a series of North Korean actions which culminate in a Communist conquest of Northern Asia and subsequent occupation of North America, his demise is listed as having taken place in 2012.
Today being December 19, 2011, that’s pretty damn close.
In the real world, it’s expected that rule will pass to his third son, Kim Jong-un, who the BBC speculates is in his late-20s.
In Homefront, Kim Jong-il is succeeded by…his third son Kim Jong-un, who quickly moves to unify North and South Korea before annexing Japan and South-East Asia.