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Your April Fools' Day 2014 Round-Up

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.

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Blizzard's Herald of the Stars
Blizzard announced a new non-linear StarCraft II campaign that delves into extremely important questions like how the Protoss breathe (the jury is still out).

Blizzard's Outcasts: Vengeance of the Vanquished
Not 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 series-blending MOBA...oh wait.

Blood 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.

Nester Joins Super Smash Bros. Roster
Is this actually a joke? I don't see how it's any more ludicrous than adding the Wii Fit trainer Super Smash Bros.

GRID: Railroad
Codemasters 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.

Frostbite Now Up And Running On Wii U
EA 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.

Final Fantasy XIV's "Favour" System
I 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!

Titanfall: Optimus Prime DLC
IGN is getting in on the fun with a trailer for Titanfall DLC that lets you control Optimus Prime. Make it happen, Respawn!

Killzone: A Helghastly Adventure
Guerrilla 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.

Mighty No. 9 Is Looking...Special
Mighty No. 9 game designer Naoya Tomita checks out a new preview of the game in this spoof video from Comcept. Those Apple bosses sure look awesome.

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