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April Fools’ Day is divisive for several reasons, but we can say with some veracity that video game companies usually know how to have a good time with it. There’s a host of light gags from around the Nintendo-sphere that are worth noting, and we’ve compiled them here for your viewing pleasure:

First and most prominently, Kirby became a square, abandoning his usual round-shaped form:

In turn, HAL’s other, four-sided mascot Qbby became round Ballboy:

Ash and his trusty Pikachu began photobombing folks in Pokémon GO:

Dragalia Lost added in a fun little shoot-’em-up minigame featuring Notte:

And Fire Emblem Heroes cruelly teased us with the never-happening possibility of a playable Feh:

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp gifted players with a rather handsome Tanuki statue:

Sonic the Hedgehog announced a Battle Royale:

PlatinumGames is gearing up for something incredible:

ThinkGeek is having its own fun with the occasion. Have a look at this Roomby product. “hiiii”

Check out this page throughout the day to spot any more updates.


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.