Here’s a great April Fool’s Day 2022 game recap – Destructoid

What a cruel day for some people

Today is the day you get tricked into having your favorite franchise return: only to be crushed seconds later. Amusing! Here’s a recap of the 2022 April Fool’s game.

April Fools 2022:

Saints Row announces a “million dollar limited edition” version that I bet anyone in the world would buy:

This Switch Stacker from Vooks might be an interesting concept if it were real, because it lets you swap out Switch carts that you plug into a dock:

Leaked: New Nintendo Switch Stacker, store and play up to 12 game cards under your Switch Dock

2K Games “reveals” fake versions of VI civil:

New Blood “delays all its games to 2023”:

Guilty Equipment? More like Guilty Bear:

Platinum Games “announces several games” in a strange press conference with character:

Razer shows off the ‘HyperSense suit’ in a metaverse /tron parody:

Among us gets a “Horse Mode:”

Several games are wide-eyed, including Monitoring and Magic Arena:

The fact that the eyes are floating there is so hilarious to me for some reason. from Overwatch

HyperX Japan announces a line of “grass” products:

Limitation sound borders the limited edition has the bath theme:

G2 Esports “announces Esports fast food chain”:

Seems like the golden age of big publishers creating games that are actually real is largely over. There are still people who carry on the tradition! But now it’s mostly about renders and fake ads. I’m always so mixed about this. Some of them feel like a company was forced into it by superiors to commit, and it shows. Some of them make the studio look like they’re having a little fun.

In most cases it’s free market research/measurement to see if people would actually dig something. I mean, what a perfect time to announce a fake NFT seizure and then say “haha actually, that was a joke!” while you can check these sweet metrics on whether or not people would like to buy NFTs for your game. 2022 everyone.

Either way, the tradition continues of “why aren’t some of them real?”

Chris Carter

Director of Reviews, Co-EIC – Chris has been avidly enjoying Destructoid since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, create an account and start blogging in January 2009. Now he’s on staff!