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As Usual, Blizzard Has The Best April Fools' Joke

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Every year in the world of video games, there are two certainties: 1) Half-Life 3 will not be announced; and 2) Blizzard will have the best April Fools' joke around.

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This year's prank is Blizzard: Outcasts, a hypothetical fighting game that features some of the lesser-known characters in Blizzard's various universes, like the Treasure Goblin and Jim Raynor's wife (who is dead).

Consider this the less exciting version of Heroes of the Storm, the arena game in which all-stars from all of Blizzard's games team up and battle one another.

The whole Outcasts page is full of great lines—"I have no idea why you would doubt us, but yes, we are indeed making this game. For realsies," Blizzard writes—so go check it out. My favorite is the controller:

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Makes me wonder how much time and development monies Blizz spends on April Fools day jokes every year. They must budget for it pretty well.