Irem’s April Fool’s Prank Is Live In PlayStation Home

By Spencer . April 1, 2010 . 1:50am

image Irem, makers of R-Type and known for elaborate April Fool’s Day pranks, just announced Semifinalist Fantasia is “on hold”. The never-been-announced-before MMMMUSO fantasy RPG where everyone has Pinocchio’s nose is being auctioned off. Disappointed fans can experience a one day beta on PlayStation Home today.

 

The description, trailer, and portal with a link to an anime series are a joke. The PlayStation Home bit sort of isn’t. Irem’s space in Japan has a Semifinalist Fantasia event.

 

Here’s a trailer for the “game”.

 

 

You have to wonder how much energy Irem puts into these projects. So far, Irem released one game this year, a pachislot program for PS3. Imagine if all the time spent “making” Semifinalist Fantasia went into another project, say Disaster Report 4 or Steambot Chronicles 2.


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  • http://twitter.com/matty_125 matty

    “Imagine if all the time spent “making” Semifinalist Fantasia went into another project, say Disaster Report 4 or Steambot Chronicles 2.”

    Haha, that’s true, but making a game starring “Cheetahmen” will do that to you!
    0:47 – it also looks like they studied my “shower time” dance.

  • wharcraff

    Well nice enough joke I guess. It’s good when a game company has a tradition that they can stick to. Developing games with a deadline, and making up a trailer and some assets to put up in an online component for a console would probably feel differently to them. Now they can get back to some real work.

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