April Fools’ Day 2013 compilation
posted on 03.31.13 at 08:37 PM EDT by (@salromano)
All the fake stories in one place.

It’s that time of the year again! April Fools’ Day. As we always do (well, since 2011), here are all the jokes compiled into one mega-post. We’ll update the list as new gags appear online, so be sure to keep checking.

April Fools’ Day 2012 | April Fools’ Day 2011

Added April 1 at 12:15 p.m.

  • Aaron Greenberg: “Pleased to announce I am moving to Japan to work for Sony. #sony4life ;-)”
  • Candysoft: Gunknight: Overed VS. Full Drive revealed.
  • Deus Ex: Revealing Deus Ex: Human Defiance, “the first adventures of Adam Jensen in full, glorious 8-bit.”
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Introducing the Viangaa, a new playable race and cross beteween the Viera and Bangaa.
  • FK Digital: Chaos Coe Gaiden: Kagari Ninpochou announced for PS Vita.
  • Operation RainfallThe Last Story II announced.

Added April 1 at 10:50 a.m.

  • BlizzardSupply Depot 2: A StarCraft Adventure announced for iOS.
  • Blizzard: WarHounts return to StarCraft II.
  • Capcom: Introducing Super Duper Street Fighter IV.
  • CheapShark: A Steam page replica listing Half-Life 2: Episode Three.
  • CheatCC: Microsoft announces Xbox 720.
  • Creative Uncut: 14 artworks added for Catherine 2.
  • Gmail: Introducing “Gmail Blue.” Everything in Gmail is blue.
  • GOG.com: Announcing the RetroMater 4000. Makes new games old.
  • Gridvid: Super Wii U announced (fake Nintendo Direct broadcast).
  • IGN: Apple announces iPlay video game console.
  • Katawa Shoujo Dev Blog: Katawa Shoujo 2 canned for Katawa Shoujo 3.
  • MojangMinecraft 2.0 announced. A game about combat, not building, closer to Notch’s original vision.
  • MirrorFootball Manager 1888 announced.
  • Operation RainfallCatherine 2 announced. (A sequel seems quite popular today, Atlus.)
  • PlayStation Japan: Home page updated with 2013.04.01 Newspaper, featuring all sorts of oddities.
  • Razer: Use your Razer Naga as a phone.
  • RelyOnHorror: Hideo Kojima to reboot Silent Hill series, starring David Hayter.
  • RonimoAwesomenauts: The Movie incoming.
  • Sega: Goat processing: your old favorites with updated HD 3D surround sound. Sonic will scream like a goat when he dies, for example.
  • SM128C: Ice White Nintendo 3DS system now available from Club Nintendo.
  • Swery65: Cafe Swery65 becomes Cafe Zvvory666, hosted by “the true director of Access Games, Zvorry.”
  • Universal MuseumBack to the Future: Part IV coming soon!

Added March 31 at 10:37 p.m.

  • Clockup: Man Hunter announced for P.S. Vaita. Trailer included.
  • Deus Ex: “Yes, the rumors are true: World’s first look at Deus Ex: Human Defiance TOMORROW!”
  • Gacci.jp: Shizuoka Prefecture changes name to Silent Hill Prefecture.
  • Game Donhou: Blog mascot Maxell-chan joining Hyperdimension Neptunia V as a playable character.
  • GameTrailersBatman: Arkham City “Pop Facts: 8-bit Bats in the Belfry.”
  • Google: Google Nose. Smell the internet.
  • Guild Wars 2: Super Adventure Box commercial.
  • GyrozetterGyrozetter x Subaru Libird car coming June 21, 2013.
  • Hangame: Valkyria Duel spin-off anime Cowlick Guardian Cosette-tan announced.
  • Hybrid Games: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance announced for PS Vita. Includes DLC, new Boss Survival Mode, and Demo Theater.
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Anime: Neptune Hyper Dimension Game Machine to debut in Japan this July.
  • KH2.co.uk: Square Enix announces Project <3, also known as Kingdom Hearts III.
  • League of Legends Wikia: Name changed to “League of Draven Wiki.” Draven’s face now decorates entire website.
  • n3rdable3: Sledgehammer Games rebranded Rubber Mallet Games.
  • Nippon Ichi Software: Makai Wars OOOO announced. More details coming Friday, April 5. (At least, I think this is a joke. If not, then shame on you, NIS, for announcing a real game on April 1.)
  • Nitroplus: Konton Taisen: Thousand Confusion Wars announced for Nitoro 3DreamStation.
  • Nitroplus: Sonico Shock Infinity, a cross between Nitroplus mascot Super Sonico and BioShock Infinity, “coming 2014?”
  • SteamDB.info: Half-Life 4 shows up in Steam Registry.
  • Taito: Taito opening super-massive, 128-floor game center in Tokyo today. Open 240 (yes, 240) hours a day, seven days a week. Features bowling, karaoke, billiards, and bungie jumping.
  • Tokkurin.net: Pizza Hut x Tales of series campaign announced. Special favors include wallpapers and seiyuu autographs.
  • Type-Moon: Rojiura Satsuki Chapter Heroine Sanctuary , a Saint Seiya parody.
  • Xbox-News: Comic Xbox, a 200 yen Xbox comic magazine featuring manga likeThe Elder Scroll: Luffyrim, Call of Hoktuo: Black Ops, BioShock’s Bizarre Adventure, and Hunter x Rising.
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