April Fools is always an interesting day for game announcements. Some developers opt to post short, obvious gags that poke fun at their own game, some release actual content, and some make the coolest thing you’ve ever seen, and the joke is on you because it won’t ever be playable. This year, we got a little bit of everything. From Rivals of Aether 2 to a Control demake, here are the best April Fools announcements of 2021.
Rivals Direct 3
If you know, you know. The best April Fools jokes always come from Rivals of Aether, and this year is no different. This year, they did a Rivals Direct, a parody of Nintendo Direct, where they announced everything from rollback netcode to a Rivals roguelike dungeon crawler to… Rivals of Aether 2? The best thing about Rivals of Aether’s April Fools pranks though is that they always deliver, so you can expect to see everything teased coming soon.
Last year’s PS5 launch title Bugsnax was a hit with everyone not busy playing Demon’s Souls Remake. Well, almost everyone. According to their “market research,” not everyone is crazy about the “bug” part, so now Bugsnax is “Snacks,” with 100% fewer bugs.
Neco Drop 2
Capcom’s April Fools joke last year was Neco Drop, a browser-based puzzle game where you faced off against (and befriended) cat versions of Street Fighter characters. Today Capcom released the sequel, Neco Drop 2, which plays the same as the first. Unfortunately, Capcom gets rid of these pretty quickly, so play it while you can.
Control for PlayStation 1
New games are cool, but having to buy a new PC or a PS5 to keep up with flashy new titles with high-end graphics and physics engines is a pain. Luckily, Remedy Entertainment, the developers of 2019’s Control, have your back. No longer will you need a next-gen, or even a current-gen console to experience the game. Just break out your PS1 and… oh, right. Well, you can’t win ’em all.
Gamezo shutting down?
Last but not least, us. Gamezo is shutting down for an unspecified amount of time, starting at midnight. It’s been a good run, but we appreciate all of our readers for sticking with us. Maybe we’ll be back, who knows?
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