April 1 is a precarious time to be overlaying the video games trade as a information author. Some studios might toss stuff on the market that would journey you up – boo! – whereas others take benefit of the silliness of the event to put out one thing that’s really actual, fairly neat, or simply absurdly daft. I would like someplace to stick these April Fool’s jokes I’m coming throughout on my typical information hunt – learn: scrolling via Twitter and Reddit – so here are some gags and funky modes that we expect are fairly neato.
One of the first April Fool’s-related slices of content material to catch my eye in the present day was, ahem, POBG. It’s an arcade 2D shooter that you would be able to entry in the battle royale’s menu till April 12. So it goes, the chickens of the PUBG universe are drained of all these rooster dinners you’ve been havin’ with the squad. Rather than hear them out, although, we’re taking the combat to PlayerOmnom and his Henerals.
Here’s some, uh, flavour textual content from the Steam web page reveal: “What was the saying? Oh sure. Winner Winner Chicken Dinner. You survivors enjoy your victories over one another and nonetheless have the gall to drag us into it. Well, no extra. You’ve been a pox on us for much too lengthy and the bock stops here. This time, the chickens are the high of the pecking order.”
I additionally loved all of Blizzard’s japes and gags from the studio’s, ahem, ‘leaked’ press launch. We’re getting a sea shanty occupation, a fungus-themed dungeon, and extra in World of Warcraft Patch 18.104.22.168.5 – I can’t wait!
All your Battlegrounds belong to us.
— PUBG (@PUBG) April 1, 2021
Looking to the future – and the previous, sort of – we have now Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139… developing. It’s a genre-mashing romp from Yoko Taro that options bullet hell segments, hack-and-slash fight, and a deep story that’ll relegate you to your completely happy place for a number of weeks when you full it.
Despite Nier Replicant’s execs, it’s simply not Stardew Valley. That’s okay, although, as a result of we’ve acquired a trailer from Square Enix that reveals us what that would appear to be. I do know it is a joke, Square, however I’d fairly like to do some boar drifting, so let’s get this going, yeah? The trailer options loads of fishing, crop tending, and different hallmarks of the ‘gradual life’. Check it out under:
We’re additionally getting our annual serving to of Rainbow is Magic, Siege’s pink, flamboyant spectacular. The occasion options bedazzled pink skins for all of your favorite Siege operators and duties you with retrieving or defending a chonking massive teddy bear. I don’t play heaps of Siege, however I really like this occasion dearly.
Filed below: ‘a joke that’s in all probability going to be a factor, we expect?’, Valorant is getting a courting sim. As a trainee agent, you’re lastly getting your probability to construct “significant relations” with Valorant’s present heroes. Collect objects, go on dates, or save the world – you already know, commonplace courting stuff.
Speaking of Riot, League of Legends gameplay design director Mark Yetter has given us a peep at some adjustments that are coming to the recreation. Finally, Teemo can sprint.
We’ve acquired some fairly cool stuff in the works that I needed to share.
I’m significantly enthusiastic about the autofill enhancements, lengthy overdue.
As all the time, your suggestions is useful and appreciated. pic.twitter.com/41x742IkpM
— Mark Yetter (@MarkYetter) April 1, 2021
We’re talkin’ about Bugsnax! Well, simply snacks now.
Our market analysis reveals that bugs are thought of ‘creepy’ and ‘extraordinarily off-putting’ so we’re rebranding to un-bug our snacks! pic.twitter.com/7dR7aXhsR1
— Snacks (YH Games) (@YoungHorses) April 1, 2021
Oh no, Epic what have you ever completed?
The best cop in the historical past of Fortnite 😆 pic.twitter.com/6jvsPHkJ1K
— Fortnite News (@FortniteINTEL) April 1, 2021
We’ve gotten in on the japes ourselves, too – what are we like! You can learn Ian’s very actual, not-at-all-silly report on Elden Ring being a “Reddit-based social experiment” or get pleasure from Damien capturing the second a crypto miner positively found that Nvidia’s RTX 3080 “performs video games, too”.