April Fools’ Day 2014 compilation
posted on 04.01.14 at 12:30 AM EDT by (@salromano)
All the fake stories in one place.


It’s April Fools’ Day, meaning most of the stuff you read online will be rotten lies that exist only to make you weep… Or fun jokes that we can all appreciate.

Below, you’ll find our annual roundup of games-related jokes. As usual, the list will be updated as new jokes and parodies arrive, so be sure to check back.

April Fools’ Day 2013 | April Fools’ Day 2012 | April Fools’ Day 2011

Added at 5:40 p.m.

  • Atomix.vg – Following its Metroid 3DS XL and inFAMOUS: Ghost Nightmare pranks, now it’s teasing a Brutal Edition retail version of Killer Instinct.
  • CD Projekt RED – A mo-cap session for The Witcher 3 gone wrong.
  • DBFan.jpDragon Ball Heroines, a parody of Dragon Ball Heroes.
  • EA – Not a joke, but they’re apologizing for Frostbite’s earlier April Fools’ tweets about Wii U, which are now removed (CTRL+F “frostbite”). They called the tweets “unacceptable and stupid.”
  • Ed Boon – A quick look at the box art for Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Extreme Ultra Legendary Edition.
  • Francis – The first 30 minutes of Half-Life 3.
  • Full Screen Pokemon – An open-source HTML5 remake of the original Pokemon games, playable in your web browser…
  • GamesRadar – Continuing its unannounced sequel reviews, Psychonauts 2. Also, The Last Guardian.
  • Gunnar Optiks – Introducing Gunnar Holo Vision. “Think it. See it. New mind blowing technology… Project your inner thoughts onto any surface.”
  • Hybrid Games – Resistance Collection coming to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. That Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Xbox-exclusive ‘Jamais Vu’ mission is coming to PlayStation, too.
  • Naughty Dog – Uncharted and The Last of Us studio becomes Naughty Doge.
  • Neverwinter – Playable dragon class introduced.
  • Nuclear Throne – Vlambeer’s roguelike has gone first-person shooter.
  • Rockman Corner – Capcom teases Mega Man X “Ver. KE” model kit. It’s a joke because Capcom doesn’t love Mega Man anymore.
  • Young Horses – If you thought Octodad was great, here’s Multi-DadOctodad with up to 128 players. Compete with your friends for your wife’s affections in brutal dad-to-dad combat.

Added 1:20 p.m.

  • Atomix.vgMetroid Prime edition 3DS XL announced. Includes Metroid Prime 3D. They’ve also got an announcement for inFAMOUS: Ghost Nightmare on PlayStation 4, complete with screenshots.
  • BioWare – Garrus body pillow now available on the BioWare Store. There’s a Varric Chest Toupee, too.
  • Destiny – “Get Your Ass to Mars” collector’s edition announced.
  • DudeBro II – Announcing virtual reality support for the completely 2D game DudeBro II, earning it the new name of DudeVRo II.
  • Dust 514 France – Announcing Eve: WipEout for PlayStation 4.
  • Gamereactor.se – Facebook buys Rockstar Games.
  • GamesRadarHalf-Life 3 review.
  • GameTrailersKnack revealed for PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale.
  • Hearts of Iron IV – National Dog system and Horse Armor downloadable content announced.
  • Hello Games – Introducing Joe Danger Touch Typing.
  • MechWarrior Online – Announcing the UrbanMech UM-R60, a unique Mech available to only the most loyal MechWarriors.
  • Overkill Software – Introducing three new law enforcers set to appear in Payday 2.
  • Persona Link – Watch the “Seek Emancipation” trailer for Persona 5.
  • Phil Fish – “I’m back! FEZ II is back on!”
  • S2 GamesFlappy Bastion, the latest game from the creators of Heroes of Newerth and Strife.
  • Skullgirls – New character Fukua introduced. She is “the result of a fortunate – or unfortunate – Lab Zero accident: a union of two souls.”
  • Tak Fujii – Tak Fujii, known for his super extremeness, “will quit being extreeeeeeme.”
  • War of the Vikings – New ‘Godlike Warriors’ downloadable content will give players the ability to use godlike powers.
  • WayForward – Announcing Bloculus VR, de-making your favorite next-gen console and PC games instantly.
  • Zeboyd Games – Announcing Untamed Armaments, the next game from Zeboyd. It stars a young dream hunter-mercenary who searches old ruins for the treasures within.

Added 7:20 a.m.

  • Codemasters – Announcing GRID: Railroad, the latest entry in thehit racing game series, featuring 1,337 miles of racing track, customizable wagons, Station Master mode, and more.
  • Diablo III – Introducing Heavy Reaper, the latest Diablo experience, coming soon to web and mobile.
  • Game Informer – Following their work on Metroid: Other M, Team Ninja and Nintendo are making Zelda: Other Z, featuring a plot filled with “heavy-handed symbolism, teen angst, and barely repressed sexuality.”
  • Hyperkin – Introducing the RetroN Arcade, a revolutionary new console coming this holiday that plays all the arcade classics, using a built-in projector as a display.
  • Nintendo Life – Introducing the Nintendo Virtual U, Nintendo’s answer to Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift.
  • Sony – Sony Power Food, fueling yourself and your gadgets. “Now, the same fuel we’ve used to power ourselves for thousands of years can be used to power personal electronics.”

Added 5:15 a.m.

  • Arma 3 – Hyper realistic go-kart downloadable content due out in Q2 2014.
  • Blizzard – Introducing Blizzard Outcasts: Vengeance of the Vanquish, a fighting game for the new generation featuring the Blizzard game universe’s most infamous antiheroes. Trailer and screenshots included.
  • Chaos Code – New character SG Hikaru announced.
  • CheapShark – Steam by Facebook.
  • Dynasty Warriors 8 – It appears Wei Yan has removed his mask.
  • Frostbite Engine – “Frostbite now runs on the #WiiU since it is the most powerful Gen4 platform, our renderer is now optimized for Mario and Zelda.” It will also power Half-Life 3 when it launches exclusively on Wii U this summer.
  • GamesRadarShenmue 3 reviewed on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
  • IGNTitanfall ‘Optimus Prime’ downloadable content announced. Trailer included.
  • Kalypso Media – Tropico spin-off Tropico Llama Simulator announced, lets you assume the role of an exotic llama.
  • League of Legends – New update going live next preseason which will remove mana and energy costs, double attack speed bonuses for range champions, and start every champion with 80 percent cooldown reduction.
  • Mighty No. 9 – A new ROM appears! And it’s very appley.
  • Path of Exile – Online action RPG has gone pay to win. “Wins should be consumable and sold in stacks so that players have to keep buying more.”
  • PlayStation Finland – Introducing the PS Vita XS, a 160 grams light, 99 euros PS Vita with an extra large screen.
  • Square Enix – Square Enix launches teaser site for a new game, title pending, in the “Light Novel Style RPG” genre. Dengeki says it’s not related to April Fools’, but we’re not taking any chances.
  • StarCraft II – ‘Herald of the Stars’ expansion announced, and will feature “revolutionary non-linear” campaign that can be played “backwards, forwards, with any mission in any order, or not played at all, while still delivering the exact same life-affirming storyline.”
  • War Thunder – Online fighter game adds new Japanese war machine Daikaidzu “Gaijilla” GD11a, available in Arcade mode on the Dev server.
  • Webhallen – Swedish retailer now selling Xbox One with Half-Life 3 bundle ahead of September 26 ship date. You can also buy the Half-Life 3 Chapter 1 DLC and first Season Pass.
  • World of Tanks – Wargaming launches first browser game, World of Tanks: The Crayfish, featuring four original battle arenas and 10 levels of dynamic PvE tank combat.
  • World of Warplanes – (From press release.) Wargaming announced plans to introduce flying saucers to its flight combat MMO World of Warplanes. Starting today, the Tier 5 German Kampfflugplatte Sleipnir I UFO will be available for free to all registered players.

Added April 1, 12:30 a.m.

  • Illusion – (NSFW) Announcing the April 1 limited sale of the Virtual Girl hardware. Experience a beautiful girl game on a 60 inch touch screen.
  • Infinity WardCall of Duty: Ghosts playlists names changed. New names include “PEW PEW,” “YOLO,” “Bro, Do u even cap?” and “New Shit.”
  • NEthing Reviews – YouTube channel reviews 2K Games’ POG 2K14 for Xbox One, which features more than 800 classic Pogs and Slammers priced from $3.99 to $10.99.
  • Pangya – Introducing Pangya Fight: Overdrive, a beat ’em up golf game based on the Pangya online game for the (Irem shoutout) Exidna game console. It supports up to 128 players via multitap.
  • PlayStation Japan – It’s the best time of year for sending out our employees to harvest the PlayStation crops.
  • r/PS4 – Reskinned with r/WiiU theme.
  • r/Vita – Reskinned with r/MonsterHunter theme.
  • r/WiiU – Reskinned with r/PS4 theme.
  • r/XboxOne – Reskinned with NeoGAF theme.
  • Wolfgame – “We are working on PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale 2… news, screenshots and a trailer to release on 4/2/2014.”
  • World of Tanks – April Fools’ special: Karl, a new tank, has been added, as well as new game mode created especially for the occasion.

Added March 31, 9:50 p.m.

  • 100man-nin no Nobunaga’s Ambition100man-nin no Bushou Kareshi (One Million Peoples’ Military Commander Boyfriend), a love game spin-off of One Million Peoples’ Nobunaga’s Ambition, is coming soon.
  • 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen – A trailer on the game’s official website reveals a new robot participating in battle, the Hello Kitty mecha, who comes loaded with Rocket Punches.
  • 5pb.Specium;Boys, the latest sci-fi adventure game from 5pb., Mages, and Nitroplus. “Strange things happen to me… This is April Fool’s day but, I believe, disbelieve is up to you…”
  • Engan Bus Company – Hokkaido bus company plans to start producing “Moeca,” moe-themed bus cards, have begun.
  • Final Fantasy XIV – Online RPG being updated with “Favor” dating system, which “allows adventurers to grow even closer to their favorite NPCs.”
  • Google Maps – The Pokemon Challenge. Dozens of Pokemon have taken up residence in the streets, and you can use Google Maps to capture them.
  • Granzella – Granzella, Inc. has become the Granzella News Network (GNN), which seems to post nothing but stories about dinosaur sightings.
  • Groove Coaster – The arcade version of Groove Coaster can now be purchased for home use at 999,800 yen (approx. $9,709 USD).
  • Itaru HinoueHoly Breakers!, a new beat ’em up game from Clannad and Little Busters! artist Itaru Hinoue.
  • J-List – Announcing My Girlfriend is the Prosecutor-General from JAST USA, a new eroge PC game featuring Natalia-chan.
  • Kuma Tomo – Introducing Kumatomom@ster, a cross between Kuma Tomo and The Idolm@ster.
  • The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki Evolution – Due out in 1202 on the calendar of the seven luminaries. (I don’t know if this is a game reference or something.)
  • Killzone – Tim Burton-directed Killzone movie A Helghastly Adventure coming to theaters in mid-December. See the trailer on April 1.
  • Madoka Magica – New movie coming in 2015.
  • Nintendo Power – Nester, from the Nintendo Power comic strip, a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and for Nintendo 3DS.
  • Nippon Ichi Software – NIS is rebooting its horror adventure sound novel series Hayarigami as Shin Hayarikami, now with 100 times the cuteness.
  • PlayStation Japan – Introducing “PS Travel Station,” a new service that lets you book trips to locations from your favorite PlayStation games. Go on a tour of the ruins from Knack, or on a four day tour of inFAMOUS: Second Son‘s Seattle.
  • NitroplusPochaComi (Communication with Pochaco), Nitroplus’ newest game, starring super oppai gravure model newcomer Super Pochaco. The game is due out on Windows Vista, 7, and 8 on November 29, 2106.
  • Sega Japan – MEGAne DRIVE, a truly Sega-like wearable entertainment headset.
  • Taito – A super huge Bubblun is running wild through the streets of Japan.
  • Talesing SwanTales of the World: Radiant Mythology 4 announced for PS Vita featuring Alicia from Tales of Zestiria and a 2D battle system.
  • Tecmo Koei – Introducing Nyaiba: Nyanja Gaiden Z, which is like Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, but with cats. It’s due out on February 22, 2222. There’s also a collaboration with Tecmo Koei’s hit game, Cat or Alive, and a new entry in the Nobunyaga series.
  • ThiefThief‘s Japanese website becomes a classic Final Fantasy RPG battle scene. The “Master Thief” character has 30 max HP, and his only moves are “Steal” and “Run Away.”
  • Under Night: In Birth – Coming soon, a love simulation game featuring the girls of Ecole and French Bread’s Under Night: In Birth.
  • Virtua Fighter – This is likely not an April Fools’ Day joke, but I’m including it because it’s neat. Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown will be featured in the anime Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin, which starts April 11.
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  • The Grim Heaper

    why must nitro+ tease me like this :(

  • CirnoTheStrongest

    I want me some Nyaiba!

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano


      • Kobracon


        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          サルは非常に怖いです ( ;´Д`)

          EDIT: I also just realized your name means ‘monkey’ in Japanese (well, it’s technically ‘saru’, but when you say your name, that’s how it would be :p), so don’t throw this into a translator or something because it will look funny XD

  • TheBlackRabbit


    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Well, think about it this way… Melty Blood started out as an April Fool’s joke, but French Bread was so surprised at the reception that they actually decided to go through with the project and turn Tsukihime into a fighting game, lol.

      • TheBlackRabbit

        Tetsu you’re the best. i can hope now :D

    • PrinceHeir

      I thought there was indeed a PS3 version that’s coming out?

      • TheBlackRabbit

        There was said to be an announcement of sorts but no one knows what that is…..

  • Kobracon

    Heh Hello Kitty Mech hehehe

    The cruel part is why is does their official trailer have english subtitles?? These games will NEVER be localised so why did they bother? It just gives cruel hope to fans like me…

    • Elvick

      Adds to the insult of “APRIL FOOLS HURRR HURRR”

      • Kobracon

        Indeed it does….

  • JonathanisPrimus

    Granzella keeping that Irem tradition alive. #neverforget

  • Renaldi Saputra

    kumatomom@ster lolz

    MEGAne drive, LOLZ

  • Saulo Da Silva Batista

    Is the Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 4, for PS Vita, a true or false announcement?

    • JonathanisPrimus

      That looks really fake. Look at the 4.

      • kaotron

        yeah, that four sticks out like a motherf*cker…
        and alot of those “scans” look fanart-ish

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Definitely fake.

      Plus, it comes from this site: http://www.talesing.com/ All the latest updates on the site link to the same post with the fake scan.

      I’ll add it to the post.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      also I don’t think there’s been ever Tales of scans on V-Jump

    • Bobby Jennings

      False, lol

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      This one hurt me… We really need a 4th one on Vita at this point ;w;

    • kirby755

      This one makes me want to cry now.

  • uhawww

    If there really was a Pochaco game, I’d buy the LE.
    Don’t play coy with us Nitro+

  • Guest

    Some guy’s Smash Bros Chrom leak:

    • Eder García

      looks bigger than Ridley

  • Martian Wong

    PlayStation Japan
    – Introducing “PS Travel Station,” a new service that lets you book
    trips to locations from your favorite PlayStation games. Go on a tour of
    the ruins from Knack, or on a four day tour of inFAMOUS: Second Son‘s Seattle….If I can really choose a place to go to…it will be a very tough choice…since I had been playing so many PS game starting with PS1. If I have to choose one place, it would be Breath Of Fire 4’s world.

  • EvE

    Half Life 3 not confirmed!

  • CirnoTheStrongest
  • Audie Bakerson

    Saw the シーフ one. It’s sad when an April Fools joke is more interesting than the actual game.

  • Elvick

    I hate this day so much, especially when they do “jokes” that would actually be awesome.

    • MrKappa

      You and me both fella.

  • Rezar

    Where’s Square Enix with the release date of The Last Remnant for the PS3? Then again that’s in Famitsu each week.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    I want Nyaiba so badly lol

  • Francis Jairam

    -.- I hate April Fools….

  • Teh_Akod

    R/vita is reskinned with Monster Hunter 3. Very apropiate tho since it was free for PS+ earlier this year.

    • JonathanisPrimus

      Monster Hunter 3 isn’t on any PlayStation device, so it can’t be free.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Turning it in for the night. Feel free to drop all your April Fools links here while I sleep.

  • Maria Garcia

    the madoka one really pissed me off…I WANT A NEW MOVIE

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    I was actually kind of annoyed with the World of Tanks one when I read about it on their Facebook page. We need a new mode too. It’s funny how the devs can actually put forth the effort to create a fake mode, but still can’t even give us a real one or fix the existing problems in the game (mainly talking about the invisible tanks/detection system here).

  • Eder García

    looks like Type Moon is announcing its jokes right now

  • Cry_Zero

    All stars 2… Why are they doing this to me

  • Kobracon

    Wow, super oppai Pochaco indeed….man I’d like to bounce them basketballs…

    And lol Illusion, didn’t know they did April Fool stuff XD……………………….I should check out their new stuff….

  • AnimusVox

    The XIV one got me excited when I saw it earlier :[
    Would love to date Yda ;u;

  • Willgaea

    Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 4 :'[

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano


    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      So much for turning in for the night, I guess :p

      • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

        I slept for a good 5 hours.

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          I noticed the timestamp on your previous comment stated it was 5 hours ago and I thought to myself “no way he only slept for that long”, but I guess I was wrong, heh. I don’t know if I’d call that good though! I can wake up in 5 hours if I absolutely have to, but I’d really rather not, lol.

          Did you get up because you had to or your body just told you it had enough sleep and that was that?

          • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

            Normally I’d sleep for longer, but I have some things to do this morning.

            Also, I ran out of eggs, but I don’t feel like going out to get some. *lesad*

            • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

              Well, if it makes you feel any better… I don’t have eggs right now either. Granted, I don’t want them anyway, but still :p

              In any case, I guess I’ll go ahead and get enough sleep for the both of us then!

            • Sevyne

              No morning eggs is quite a downer. :(

          • Sevyne

            I know that it’s probably not very good, but I only sleep for like 4-5 hours every night. Although I do power-nap on occasion mid-day if it’s not a work day.

    • Gustavo Rosario


  • DyLaN

    Specium;Boys sounds interesting. Reminds me of one of those SS in “A Simple Survey” LN.

  • The Ash

    Vita XS..

  • kaotron

    I always wondered why professional companies and journalist site are obsessed with trolling their fanbases(at least the people who’d fall for it) on this certain day.

    • Budgiecat

      Kojima, Capcom and Square-Enix do it 24/7 360 days a year though

      • kaotron

        yeah, maybe they get off to seeing their fanbases get disappointed constantly…

      • karmacoma

        Hell, Kamiya’s job is pretty much trolling on twitter at this point.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      Or some people need to take a joke and not think its fucking trolling

  • Budgiecat

    titanfall Optimus Prime looked so dumb lol

  • crimsonidol

    The joke by Frostbite is quite evil. :D

  • Renaldi Saputra


    take a look at sujicolle


  • DarthBrian

    Optimus Prime in TItanfall is a terrible idea for a joke because it’s impossible. Activision has the game license to Transformers so there’s no way they’d be in an EA/Respawn game. Even from the concept phase that joke is fooling nobody. lol IGN.

    • MrFinalgamer

      You’d be surprised…

      • DarthBrian

        Okay. Fooling nobody with one-tenth of a brain then. :p

    • Timberman

      Actually, I didn’t know that… but it’s Transformers, so pretty meh (imo :))

  • OverlordZetta

    “Wolfgame – “We are working on PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale 2… news, screenshots and a trailer to release on 4/2/2014.””
    Too soon. I know I’m in the minority, but damn it all, I really want this.

    • Gustavo Rosario

      You’re not alone T_T

  • DarthBrian

    I want GRID: Railroad to be real. :(

  • DesmaX

    Half-Minute Hero 2 April Fools


  • shogunknight

    Even if this is a lie, i still love this design. ………Capcom :(


    Edit: Great job on the compilation Sal

    • karmacoma

      Wow, that looks awesome.

      • shogunknight

        Yeah, really does. Capcom knows id buy a megaman game the moment it ever gets released. Damn trolling company

        • karmacoma

          At this point, I could see them announcing one just to take some focus away from Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 and Azure Striker Gunvolt.

          • shogunknight

            Its possible, i also think they may have a hand in this mighty no.9 in some way too. Maybe a megaman dlc, i dont know. They seem too quiet for an ip thats been on serious demand

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano


  • Yuri Meitzen
    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Not a joke. =)

      • Yuri Meitzen

        Not even the 30 fps thing? well that’s at least weird

        • karmacoma

          No, it makes sense. The game runs at around 20-40. It isn’t a 60fps game, so locking 30fps wouldn’t be a huge drop, it’d only make it more stable. I game on PC sometimes and I always have v-sync on because it locks the game at either 30 or 60, depending on how intensive the game is. When I leave it off, I get screen tearing and random fluctuating framerates which is mad annoying. Trust me, a consistent 30 is much more enjoyable than getting 76fps one second and 22fps the next.

          • Yuri Meitzen

            my bad then =x, after seeinghearing a lot of games being at a solid 60 fps on ps4, i thought infamous was too. that’s why it sounded weird.

  • gekitsu

    some of those promise better product than what is delivered all year round. :( i’m not sure that’s what it’s supposed to be like.

  • Sevyne
    • Sevyne

      Because I can’t edit the picture in.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    I will update this soon. Sorry, haven’t been able to get to the comp all day.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano


  • http://www.hybridgames.co.uk/ Matt Stanyon
  • Yuri Meitzen
  • HighBrowDrifter

    ohhh…no InFAMOUS-sah Ghosta Nighto-maere?….imaimashī….

  • JonathanisPrimus

    Dragon Ball Heroines, a parody of Dragon Ball Heroes: http://dbfan.jp/dbheroines/

  • karmacoma

    Frostbite tweet is down. They must’ve pissed Nintendo off.

  • artemisthemp

    I really would that Infamous Ghost thingy

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano


  • DarthBrian
    • karmacoma

      I’m pretty sure I’m going to hell for laughing at that. Which I guess is appropriate here.

      • DarthBrian


  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Tak Fuji’s is definitely my favorite so far. https://twitter.com/Tak_Fujii/status/450991607160926209

  • Elvick