Your April Fools' Day 2019 Round-Up
Today is April Fools’ Day, which is an odd day on the Internet. You can’t take anything seriously, and nothing makes sense. It’s a fun occasion, though, as assorted content creators relax and show off their goofy sides – us included! You can read our annual Game Infarcer issue right here, and watch our chat with Game Infarcer cover artist, Zander Cannon, about how it all came together right here. But enough about our own stuff – here’s the stuff from other people.
Ubisoft Put Rabbids In For Honor
Ubisoft released a strange update to For Honor this morning that will only last for 24 hours. It adds all kinds of Rabbids to battle in For Honor. If you participate in the event, you will unlock a melee pack.
You can read more about it here.
Rabbids are invading For Honor for one day only! Think this is an April Fool’s prank? Go in-game to find out! ?https://t.co/JXxOkn9q1b pic.twitter.com/XLojxN0loa
Rainbow Six Siege Is Magical For A Week
From April 1-8, there is a Rainbow Six Siege event that makes the game look a whole lot different and rewards Rainbow is Magic Collection Packs for participating.
Return to your childhood for an enchanted new in-game event: ?Rainbow is Magic✨! Rescue the VIP Teddy Bear from nefarious captors in a toy-sized plane. Play this limited-time in-game event April 1-8 & earn Rainbow is Magic Collection Packs by completing @UbisoftClub Challenges
?✨?oh dear chanka ?
?? ?sorry everyone ??
? ??we’re dropping Rainbows?
and Magic ???
?? all over the ?✨?
Rainbow is Magic ??Live now! pic.twitter.com/0yUIp13g9h
Platinum Fake Announces Chief Executive Omni-Weapon
Platinum Games revealed a game where you play as a robot-suit version of company CEO, Kenichi Sato, who has jet propulsion coming out of his butt and wants your money. It is apparently releasing on October 25, which is Sato’s 57th birthday.
Capcom Turns Nero From Devil May Cry 5 Into An Empusa
This one doubles as a reminder that Devil May Cry 5’s free Bloody Palace DLC is out today. It also imagines an Empusa enemy as a playable character and inserts it into a few cutscenes. It’s weird.
Check out this fun announcement for DMC5!#AprilFools #DMC5 pic.twitter.com/JX33BUBZYn
HAL Laboratory Made Kirby Square
Frankly, it was time for a change. Kirby is a square now if you go here to Kirby’s official website.
Doom References Bob Ross
I bet Bob Ross was a HUGE fan of Doom.
Introducing a new DOOM experience for the artist in everyone. pic.twitter.com/rU2NvMkHI6
Square Enix Reveals An Alexa Alternative
This is a Final Fantasy XIV reference that is surprisingly unhelpful, as far as in-home smart speakers go. It is destructive, though.
The Mass Effect Garrus Body Pillow Is Now A Real Thing You Can Buy
BioWare’s 2014 April Fools’ Day joke was a fake body pillow with Garrus on it, perfect for all your snuggly needs. Well, in 2019 it is now a real thing you can buy.
April Fools joke no longer!
Pre-order today: https://t.co/4eMEpct2Wy pic.twitter.com/sUZiqhMKcr
Mojang Uncovered An Old Copy Of A Game Called Minecraft 3D
This is a weird one, but Mojang recently published a blog detailing its discovery of an old, unreleased version of Minecraft called Minecraft 3D. You can check out some gameplay footage of it below. You can read more about it here.
Look what we found in the deepest parts of our dungeo… basement. A long-lost copy of MINECRAFT 3D! Read more about it on Minecraft.net. #minecraft
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Jackbox Games Reveals Everybody Help Grandma
A new game for Jackbox Party 6, this fake game from the director of Tee K.O. and Tee K.O, that probably won’t ever actually exist, tasks you with helping your grandma with everyday tasks.
Sniper Elite: Love In Your Sights Is Coming Out Never
Rebellion, the studio behind the Sniper Elite series, fake announced a romance game that is says is, “a whirlwind wartime romance.” It also says it is never coming out.
You thought we were done with announcements? Surprise, we’ve got one more! Presenting Sniper Elite: Love In Your Sights, a whirlwind wartime romance.
Get your coat Karl, you’ve pulled…the trigger.
Coming 20-never. pic.twitter.com/T9iXjK7ipo
Psyonix Changed The Art For Rocket League’s Assorted Playlists
If you log in to play today, it looks a lot different. Friendlier, some might argue.
We did some spring cleaning for the Casual Playlists. Hope you like the new digs! pic.twitter.com/tUoakulKNf
Jonathan Blow And Thekla Announce Witness 2: Puzzle Boogaloo
It’s coming to Ouya and Dreamcast, apparently, and Blow will reveal more in an upcoming “J-Blow Direct”. The big addition for this entry (other than dropping “The”) is it will finally include advertisements and microtransactions.
WITNESS 2: PUZZLE BOOGALOO pic.twitter.com/EZQijeRykA
Rage 2 Adds NBA Jam Announcer Tim Kitzrow
This one… we think may actually be a legitimate pre-order bonus. We’re looking into its veracity right now and are waiting to hear back from Bethesda.
Update: This is a real thing.
Sonic Royale Will Have 1,000 Player Battles
Sonic Royale will have 1,000 player battles, a Game Gear companion app, four million characters, and a QR code that takes you to this URL.
Move over, 100-man battle royales. The future is here. pic.twitter.com/xHfZpiub9D
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey Is Getting A Battle Royale Mode
This is technically a joke. The best version will be on PS2.
? ANNOUNCEMENT! ?
By the popular demand… Ancestors will have a Battle Royale Mode! ?
Integrating the unbelievable feature: throwing your poop at your enemies! May the best win…
ᴼᵖᵗᶦᵐᶦᶻᵉᵈ ᵛᵉʳˢᶦᵒⁿ ʷᶦˡˡ ᶜᵒᵐᵉ ᵒⁿ ᴾˢ². pic.twitter.com/9tPcwOrkhL
505 Games And ArtPlay Announce Bloodstained: Bloodstained Edition
This version of the game will apparently cost $999, or $666 for Kickstarter backers, and contains actual blood from director Koji Igarashi. You can learn more about it here.
RTX Announces An A.I. Gaming Assistant Names R.O.N.
He gives you gaming advice, takes care of the people who anger you online, and generally manages your life. There is a website and everything.
Gamers of the world, meet R.O.N.
The world’s first AI powered virtual gaming assistant.
Welcome to the future of gaming → https://t.co/5bZDqoOinc #MeetRON pic.twitter.com/vFYYPQtuJA
The @CanYouPetTheDog Twitter Account Is All About Cats Today
This twitter account answers a very specific, gaming-related question. Today, it is all about cats. It won’t admit it, though.
you can pet Dog, in Shenmue. you should try it sometimes pic.twitter.com/rNbxZFnk90
Warframe And Path Of Exile Have Teamed Up For A Weird Neck-Based Expansion
This one is real confusing. It’s both a first-person and a top-down game now, and has lots of exciting microtransactions. You can read more about it here and here.
We’re pleased to announce our @pathofexile game partnership, Path of Warframe: The Quest for the Average Neck!
Read more here: https://t.co/oaipI8GI92 pic.twitter.com/zlPuli5ax3
We’ll keep updating this story throughout the day so make sure to keep checking back, and let us know in the comments what “pranks” we need to add to the list!
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