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April 1 is the one day of the year where everyone is free to
blindly stumble their way through the world of humor with impunity. Judging
from our inbox, most video game developers are harboring a secret desire to quit
their day jobs and become comedians. Judging from their April Fools' Day
pranks, most shouldn't. Here's a round-up of the day's shenanigans.
Click on the title of each entry to see the full story.
Herald of the StarsBlizzard announced a new non-linear StarCraft II campaign
that delves into extremely important questions like how the Protoss breathe
(the jury is still out).
Outcasts: Vengeance of the VanquishedNot one to skate by on a single April Fools' Day prank,
Blizzard also announced a new fighting game that pits popular characters from series
like Diablo and Warcraft against each other. That's almost as ridiculous as a
Dragon III: Vietnam War 2?Dean Evans is teasing a potential sequel to Far Cry 3: Blood
Dragon, which would be set during a second Vietnam War where the battlefield is
overrun by aliens and mechs. Considering the first Blood
Dragon tease turned out to be true, we're keeping our fingers crossed this
one also isn't a joke.
Joins Super Smash Bros. RosterIs this actually a joke? I don't see how it's any more
ludicrous than adding the Wii
Fit trainer Super Smash Bros.
RailroadCodemasters is taking its racing expertise on rails with
Grid: Railroad, a train-racing game. I'm guessing it might actually sell pretty
well in Europe.
Now Up And Running On Wii UEA and DICE took the lazy approach to April Fools' Day, sending
out a few tweets that mock the Wii U's power (which have since
been deleted). That's okay – they're better off forgoing an elaborate April
Fools' Day prank and just focusing their time on trying
to fix Battlefield 4.
Fantasy XIV's "Favour" SystemI don't know if "Favour" has some secret alternate meaning
in Final Fantasy nerd code, but Square Enix seems to imply it will let players
romance the NPCs in its MMO. Jokes!
Optimus Prime DLCIGN is getting in on the fun with a trailer for Titanfall
DLC that lets you control Optimus Prime. Make it happen, Respawn!
A Helghastly AdventureGuerrilla Games is teasing an animated Killzone movie
directed by Tim Burton and voiced by Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. Click
the above link to see the cartoony movie poster.
No. 9 Is Looking...SpecialMighty No. 9 game designer Naoya Tomita checks out a new
preview of the game in this spoof video from Comcept. Those Apple bosses sure
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