April Fool’s Day 2021 in Japan: Some of Our Favorites Gaming Related Goofs From This Year

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When it comes to April Fool’s Day, it’s not quite as predominant person to person as it is outside the country, but Japanese companies absolutely love getting in on the festivities, especially anime and game studios. This year is no different, so let’s take a look at just a few of our favorite gaming gags from April Fool’s Day 2021.

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…

We all know that NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… is slated to be hitting consoles this month, but today developer ToyLogic and publisher Square Enix put out a trailer showing a completely different, slow lifestyle RPG.

Dragon Quest Walk

Last year, Square Enix had an absolutely epic April Fool’s joke with a Rizap campaign for Dragon Quest Walk. This year, for the low price of 4,010,000 G, you can be the Dragonlord with the Dragonlord Headpiece.

Disgaea RPG

Disgaea RPG has been updated with the minigame ‘Moechire! Makai Baseball 2021.’

Disgaea RPG April Fools

Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai

Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai will be getting a new hero with the upcoming Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Deroline.

Fate/Grand Order

Fate/Grand Order will be getting a new spin-off title in the form of Fate/Freedom Order: Boku to Anata no Unite Sensou, an RPG where you fight by coupling servants from Fate/Grand Order.

FGO April Fools 2021

Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle

Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle will be getting a new mode based on zombies with the new ‘Dokkan of the Dead’ game mode.

Blue Archive

Blue Archive will be going Grand Theft Auto style in the year 20xx when the Blue Archive 3D Adventure Action Game hits.


Keep in mind, this is just a few of our favorites from April Fool’s 2021. There are so much more that I can add to this, but it would be a never-ending list of just gags on gags. I do feel though that last year was more innovative when it came to the jokes. But I can tell you one thing, I am definitely looking forward to that Blue Archive action title.

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