Congratulations, you’ve almost survived another April Fools’ Day. Thankfully, in recent years cruel, misleading gaming pranks have largely given way to goofy gags. Stuff that’s not going to fool anybody, but tweak fan expectations in fun, creative ways. Sure, you’ve probably still been taken in half-a-dozen times today, but being fooled doesn’t sting as badly as it once did.
Earlier today we rounded up some of the best gaming-related April Fools gags from around the web, but of course, new pranks have continued to surface throughout the day. So, in the interesting of providing a few chuckles, and keeping you sane, we’ve rounded up a few more of today’s pranks.
But first, don’t forget to check out the funny Injustice 2 tease for two of DC Comics’ dorkiest characters, this weirdly-sexy Pokemon gag, the return of 8-Bit Bayonetta, and the truly-awful (but also kind of awesome) Yooka-Laylee rap. I may actually start liking this cursed day if we continue to get fun pranks like this!
Agent 47 Is Too Sexy For His Neck Tattoo
The new Hitman is getting a fabulous new fashion mode. Hey, Agent 47 certainly likes playing dress up, so why the hell not?
Grand Theft Auto: The AMC Series
This one comes courtesy of IGN, and is another one for the “way too plausible” file. Why the heck haven’t we got a stylish AMC Grand Theft Auto drama? I’m guessing because AMC can’t afford the license, but dammit, I know I’d tune in!
Our Consumer Business Analysis and RNG Divisions are thrilled to announce a new, unique and exclusively limited figure of Geralt! pic.twitter.com/FLTTwO1RHc— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) April 1, 2017
The Ultimate Witcher Collectible
I don’t buy a lot of collectibles, but this would look damn fine on my shelf. For those missing the joke, this is a reference to this image, which became rather infamous when PC Gamer used it for, like, 20 The Witcher III stories in a row:
The NVidia G-Assist
A new USB dongle that will bring cutting edge artificial intelligence to gaming. In fact, this AI will be so advanced you won’t even have to play your games at all anymore! I can almost guarantee NVidia actually considered this at some point.
Street Fighter EX Returns?
This is probably the cruelest of the bunch. There isn’t even really a joke here, per se. Developer Arika, who made the fan-favorite Street Fighter EX 3D spinoff games just made a super-believable fake trailer for a new Street Fighter EX. Way too much effort went into this one!
So, there you are, the rest of the best. Most of the April Foolishness is over at this point, but remember, stay vigilant. This terrible deceitful day isn’t over yet.