"Kitty Got Wet" is one of the most recognisable and famous quotes from Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. It is a slightly shortened version of, "Ooh, kitty got wet," a line said by Nathan Drake in the Co-op Objective missions. It also partially makes its way into an Uncharted 3 chapter and Uncharted 4.
According to a Q&A panel featuring Drake's voice actor Nolan North at Comic-Con 2009, the quote came from his 8 year old son, Cooper. He was asked by the audience what his favourite ad-libbed line in the game was, at which point he turned to Amy Hennig and asked, "Is it okay to discuss KGW?" When she gave him the green light he explained,
" I was playing a game...with my eight year old son...it was Wii Tennis...and he was killing me and finally BAM!...he goes right by me...and he goes, "Yeah, Kitty got wet."
North immediately questioned his son as to the origins of the phrase, who said that he had "just made it up," comparing the fact that cats don't like to get wet to the fact that people do not like losing. According to North,
"The next day I walked in and they threw a punch in one of those ad-lib things and I went "Yeah, Kitty got wet."
North goes on to say that the phrase "is not dirty", it just sounds dirty.
In Uncharted 4, the phrase makes an appearance along with a drawing of a wet cat in Nathan’s sketchbook.
- The phrase is occasionally said by Nathan Drake in Co-op Objective mode when he defeats an enemy.
- In Uncharted 3's Chapter 9 - The Middle Way, after fending of the spiders and releasing the water to allow the globe to rotate, Cutter says "Ah, don't tell me we have to swim in that" to which Nate replies "Aw, Kitty don't like getting wet?".
- Drake will occasionally say the phrase after hitting an opponent with a Super attack in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.