So if you have a game and make a related April Fool’s Day joke for that game, how far do you have to go with that content before it stops being a joke? Honestly, I saw the article for the Super Adventure Box content for Guild Wars 2 on April Fool’s Day and thought it was pretty creative/funny. “Haha, wouldn’t that be something to all of a sudden stumble into retro themed area in an MMO like Guild Wars 2?”
It turns out, the Super Adventure Box content is actually in the game. ArenaNet went above and beyond, and I assumed they were done. Nope, the team also made a Super Adventure Box commercial reminiscent of the old SNES and Genesis commercials from the 90’s. Surely that’s enough for one joke? Nope. In the beginning of the commercial, the kid is playing a retro platforming game called Rytlock’s Critter Rampage. You can now play that game, too. Longest April Fool’s Day ever. Thank you, ArenaNet.
Find out more about the story behind Rytlock’s Critter Rampage on the GW2 blog.
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