The best (and worst) April jokes in the games for 2022

The best (and worst) April jokes in the games for 2022

An image of a horse passenger in space.

picture: Innersloth

April is finally over, or as our British editor John Walker likes to call it, “International Day of Lying.” Never worry, readers. We Kotaku bloggers keep a close eye on all the announcements that seem too good or too weird to be true. But not me. Some April Fool’s jokes are too good No post – and many of them are really real. Here are some of the ones I’ve seen in the wild:

Sonic Frontiers collectors Edition

Sonic’s official Japanese account today tweeted details about the Collector’s Edition Sonic Frontiers. Includes a wooden tub for the tub, a towel with the Sonic print, a waterproof Sega Genesis, a waterproof Game Gear and a rubber duck. If it were real, then it would sell for just over $ 260. Unfortunately, our dreams of playing Sega Genesis in the bathtub may never come true.

Goat simulator musical directed by Steve-O

Goat simulator it sounds like a fantasy, but the official bill has taken it a step further. The poster states that the film accepts open castings, but don’t expect your audition to lead anywhere. It’s nothing personal. You can watch the short trailer Tick ​​Tock. He said it all, PR told Coffee Stain Studios Kotaku“As history has shown, p Goat simulator everything is possible. If the internet requires it, we will deliver! ”

Genshin’s impact announces playable Abyss Lector

Hoyovers knows that a significant part of the fandom wants to kiss the evil Abyss Lector, and is not afraid to quench his thirst for the April influence. Today an official Genshin’s impact The Twitter account tweeted a stop-motion video from their official fanworks account that showed the “playability” of the adorable chibi Abyss Lector. The players previously met with the so-called “Enja” during the Enkanomiya event, where he won the heart of the community by being a massive flirtation. Unfortunately, Abyss Impact will sometimes not be possible to play.

Between us decides to “go on horseback”

Innersloth needs to be stopped. This year, Between us not just developers he used the old joke again about horse companions also fully committed to bit. From now until 20:00 Eastern Time, you can play a special “Horse Mode” update to the latest version of the game. It features the “sigh” sound of killing created by the Innersloth programmer and a new killing animation for fraudsters. While the rest of us may ask, “Why?” Between us he asks us “Why not?”

Cookie Run: Kingdom turns cookies into sexy and black creatures

Originally spotted Polygonmobile strategy RPG Cookie Run: Kingdom he changed his cookies into … well, people. This is probably bizarre when your game is about cocoa and raspberry cookies. To be fair, some transformations do many more weird looking.

Fire Emblem: Three houses tea set

Again, I’m asking video game companies not to falsely report things I really want. I’m overwhelmed when I have to tell you that clerk Fire Emblem: Three houses The tea set was unveiled today in April. ”The set contains a beautiful gift box, a cute tea cup with a saucer and blends of all kinds of teas in the game. Intelligent systems, I will never forgive you for this.

Short hikebadminton mode

That’s what I like to see: a joke that becomes something I could actually play. If you want to play Short hike with up to 99 friends you can download the creator’s multiplayer mod itch.io free of charge. The developer will not support the mode forever, but advises players to host the mod on their own server. The mod will have server support for two weeks.

Corsair one-button mechanical keyboard

Corsair “announced” the CORSAIR K1 RGB today. No matter how “technologically advanced” K1 is, I don’t think anyone will be able to play Elden ring with that. To be extra cheeky, the video uses mainly the “F” key. So you may not be able to jump or move, but at least you will be able to give up respect.

Twitch adds meme streaming categories

Have you ever wished you could more easily watch your favorite content creators eat pizza, read quietly, spend twenty years in character creators, do housework, or stream without a microphone or sound? Well, you can now, at least for today. Twitch has added these categories as part of the April Gag, although they are unlikely to be here for long.

We will continue to update this list as more companies post their jokes.

Updated: Apr 1, 2222 4:02 pm ET: This article has been updated with more information on one of the jokes.