Every year popular video games release patches with special content celebrating April Fools’ Day, and some studios even make special browser games to celebrate the silly day. These DLC drops usually occur on or just before April 1st. Here’s a list of all the April Fools Day 2019 game pranks and gags.
Also, be sure to check out these amazing April Fools Day internet pranks from around the web, like Google’s Tulip, as well as these samples from IGN’s long history of April Fools’ Day pranks.
Nintendo Direct: Everything Is Coming to Switch
Yeah, this is IGN’s own April Fools’ prank for 2019, but we think it’s pretty great. See everything coming to Switch in the video below.
SMITE’s Lore Lady Is Back
And she’s doing voice over for every. little. thing. Sound effects? Music? Patch notes? The Lore Lady is voicing them all. Watch SMITE’s April Fools’ video below!
Binging With Babish: Brock’s Jelly Donuts
Binging With Babish’s YouTube channel is filled with videos recreating recipes from video games and TV shows. This time, Babish creates Brock’s “jelly donuts” from Pokemon. He says they’re “Unlike any donuts I’ve ever seen,” and boy, is he right.Watch the video below!
Capcom is Hiring Zombies
Capcom is hiring zombies on this page due to the 744,038,013 zombies that have been slain in the past two months.
League of Legends Cats vs. Dogs Skins
League of Legends released funny cat and dog themed skins for your favorite champions, along with a collection of Icons and Borders. Watch the trailer below.
Ash and Pikachu Photobomb Pokemon Go
Smeargle usually photobombs while using the camera in Pokemon Go, but for April Fools’, Ash or Ash-Hat Pikachu will photobomb instead, giving you a chance to catch a Pikachu wearing Ash’s hat! Follow the same steps to catch Smeargle to activate this event – you can read these instructions here. Serebii.net posted this Ash picture.
Final Fantasy XIV Omega Smart Home Assistant
Omega is the boss in FFXIV Stormblood’s main raid. But now, the super weapon can act as a home assistant (like Amazon’s Alexa!) – at least for April Fools. This trailer showing what Omega can do is funny even for those unfamiliar with Final Fantasy.
For Honor Rabbid Take-Over
Ubisoft’s Rabbids are taking over for the minions in For Honor for April 1st only!
Capcom: 2019 World President Challenges a Shooting Game
There’s a weird shooting game on Capcom’s website called “World President Challenges a Shooting Game” you can play for free here.
Sega’s Turn-Based Yakuza Game
Sega’s Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio released this video turning Yakuza into a turn-based JRPG.
Nintendo / HAL’s Kirby Body Swap with Qbby
Kirby’s gone square on Kirby’s official website. Check out Kirby as a cube in artwork for Epic Yarn, Kirby Star Allies, and more.
BoxBoy!’s main character, Qbby, who’s usually a cube, is now round like Kirby!
Dota Dynamic Transformations
Reddy, well-known in the Dota community for making timely announcements, about Dota now supporting dynamic transformations, starting with Silencer. You can see the Dota In-Game Preview video he posted here.
TABS Is Finally Out
Landfall Games’ anticipated Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (TABS) has been in development since 2016, and it’s finally out now! Or is it? Launching the game on April 1st treats players to a familiar gag, which you can see below! See the actual reveal trailer here.
This incredibly well-done trailer by Mike Inel has the description “Splatoon Island is a mobile game full of mini-games set on a vacation island. Who says adult Inklings can’t have extreme fun?” See the video below!
DOOM The Joy of Slaying
This new DOOM experience features painting!… with bodily fluids??? See the Tweet here.
Looking for more? Be sure to check out these amazing April Fools Day internet pranks from around the web, like Google’s Tulip, as well as these samples from IGN’s long history of April Fools’ Day pranks.
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