Anime Does April Fool's Day - Part 2
posted on by Bamboo Dong & Lynzee Lamb
It's April Fool's Day, which means that plenty of anime and game companies are having a good chuckle with fake announcements, quirky crossovers, and more. Here's Part 2 of our round-up.
AudiAudi is entering the sushi game with their long-awaited "Quattro." [Via Link]
Bandai Namco Games/Super Robot Wars Z
Bandai Namco Games announced "Super Robot Wars Z III Time of Hell" will star robot Hello Kitty.
BiowareThe BioWare store added a Garrus Vakarian body pillow. [Via Link]
The official website changed into a magical girl show, "Tengu Girls" to premiere in the year 2031.
BlizzardA fighting game starring some of the best outcasts from Blizzard's lineup, complete with trailer. [Link]
The romance series will get a fighting game pitting brother against brother.
The main website was "taken over" by Fuji TV's children's programming characters Gachapin and Mook.
Capcom announced a "4/1" scale model "Version Ke" model of Megaman with a whopping price of 4.1 million Zenny. The model requires special modeling kit nippers to penetrate Titanium-X. Basic welding and electrical skills are required.
Chaika the Coffin Princess[Link]
The website announced a live-action adaptation.
Sanrio's Cinnamaroll mascot revealed his real name "Monjiro Shinagawa."
Dog and Scissors
The "Neko to Hasami wa Tsukaiyō" (Cat & Scissors) anime will premiere in July.
The website was taken over by tentacles.
The Garden of Sinners[Link]
Ufotable will open a Garden of Sinners cafe, the "Kubikiri Bunny Kissa" (The Beheading Bunny Cafe) with store manager Shiki Ryōgi.
ポッキーはまさかの職人の手仕事だった! pic.twitter.com/KIes0vADm8— グリコ広報 (@glico_PR) March 31, 2014
Happy April fool's day!! pic.twitter.com/OBE9fM0ZHN— グリコ広報 (@glico_PR) March 31, 2014
Snack company Glico posted the secret to how Pocky was made long ago, and their newest flavor: curry rice.
GMO Toku Toku BB
Namco Bandai Games announced the "[email protected]" game that puts players in charge of teddybears.
Is the Order a Rabbit?[Link]
The main website changed its cover image transformed the characters into real rabbits.
Kamigami no Asobi ~Ludere deorum~[Link]
The dating simulation game will get a traditional-style RPG adaptation.
The website promoted an exclusive shirt with a crude drawing of Sgt. Keroro drawn by voice actor Jouji Nakata.
The official website changed its cover image to all the main characters as chickens.
Lab Zero Games (Skullgirls)
Lab Zero Games has released a "new" character, Fukua, a variant of Filia. The trailer spoofs Capcom's lackluster character announcement for Ultra Street Fighter IV's Decapre. The character is available to download on PC, and if the community votes to keep her, the company will make her a permanent character for consoles also. The character is a free download.
League of Legends
Mighty No. 9
Monster Hunter Frontier G[Link]
The game announced a one-day quest: picking flowers.
NetMile x Wonder GraphicsBridge the communication gap between you and your adolescent with this new app, the very first automatic Chunibyo slang translator. (Love, Chuniboy & Other Delusions) (App trailer) [Link]
Nippon Ichi SoftwareHayarigami gets a cute makeover. [Link]
PlayStation revealed that its "harvest" by employees has reached its peak.
SegaSega announced its own next generation headset, the MEGAne drive (Megane is pun on the Japanese word for glasses). If you look closely, you can see they resemble miniature Sega consoles. [Link]
Sentai FilmworksSentai announced that they licensed "The One Show You've Always Wanted." [Link]
Sony announced its "Power Food" product for electronics and humans.
The anime will collaborate with Maxwell brand cassette tapes.
Square Enix (Final Fantasy XIV)The Final Fantasy XIV developer's blog announced that they would be adding dating sim elements to the game with a new "favour" system. [Link]
Tecmo KoeiYaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z... with cats! [Link]
The gaming company opened the "Type-Moon Channel" with a bunch of parody videos.
WayForward announced its own headset, that turns HD graphics into lower-resolution and genderswaps any hero.
World of TanksA browser game with playable levels. And crayfish. [Link]
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