Irem’s April Fool’s Prank Spreads Into PlayStation Home

By Spencer . April 1, 2009 . 12:11am


In past years Irem set up joke web pages advertising Disaster Report crowbars and R-Type desserts on April Fool’s Day. Today, the Black Irem Dan “took over” the company’s site and replaced it with a text adventure game. The prank is pretty clever since a phony image of Irem’s site appears before redirecting players to the game.


Usually, Irem’s pranks end on their home page, but not this year. The Black Irem Dan are also in Irem’s PlayStation Home space. Visit Irem Plaza and you can get avatar items from the secret society.


This promotion is only on Japan’s servers, but it’s still neat to see a small publisher using their PlayStation Home space in a creative way.

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  • Chow

    Getting more and more jealous of other regions’ Playstation Homes.

  • I really really love Irem for being this awesome :D Now if only they could make games without graphical issues..

  • maxchain

    I’m just glad to hear my little Spartan X developer is still alive and kickin’! :D

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