Splatoon Island

Splatoon Island

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Updated Apr 03, 2019 at 03:03PM EDT by Twist.

Added Apr 03, 2019 at 02:46PM EDT by Adam.

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About

Splatoon Island is a fake video game whose trailer was released as an 2019 April Fools Day prank. The game appeared to be a mobile game wherein the Splatoon Inklings are adults and walk around a resort-type island and play mini-games. The trailer was so well made and convincing that the fact it was a prank came as a disappointment to fans, who genuinely wanted to play the game.

Origin

On April 1st, 2019, YouTuber Mike Inel posted a video advertising a fake video game called Splatoon Island. The trailer appeared to advertise a mobile video game featuring adult Inklings from Splatoon, and showed Inklings selecting outfits and playing minigames on a resort. At the end of the video, the video announces “April Fools!” (shown below).



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After the trailer aired, people were quick to remark that they wished the game were real. Twitter user @MolluskHombre[1] said “Splatoon Island is too damn good to be fake…”, gaining 4 retweets and 28 likes (shown below, left). User @LopuiiArt[2] tweeted ASCII Art of a crying face wishing the game were real, gaining 30 retweets and 210 likes (shown below, right).


SomeSortOfCephalopod @MolluskHombre Follow I wish she was real... Splatoon Island is too damn good to be fake... Clothes Monnie Welcome to Totes Coral. We sell the freshest dresses suits, bikinis, yadda, yadda.. 5:05 PM 1 Apr 2019 具 Lopuii LopuiArt MEFCC @ C.K10 Follow V Splatoon lsland looks legally beautiful 10:47 AM -1 Apr 2019

Etika streamed himself reacting to the trailer. It was reposted to YouTube by user RoséKami (shown below). The prank was covered by TheGamer,[3] NintendoSoup[5] and GameRevolution.[4]



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Red @Akai_Mizu Follow Splatoon Island looks so good 11:08 AM -1 Apr 2019 Transracial Saiyan @n16thekid Follow Me remembering the Splatoon Island video 3 months from now, and wishing it was a real thing 5:46 PM - 1 Apr 2019 Octotrooper EmeraldKitty Follow Screw the guy who made Splatoon Island | knew it was fake but bro come on that's not funny ick 5:16 PM-1 Apr 2019 snackoo ecomms open Follow @psi_caramel l just had to doodle that gal from the splatoon island trailer. Real or not I fell in love with her design. #splatoon #splatoon2 1:39 PM- 1 Apr 2019 Hlwa Follow izardryGaiden Please give me Splatoon Island 9:19 AM-2 Apr 2019 [ごみ] Teeze @itsteeze Follow I am UPSET! April Fools is my least favorite holiday... Splatoon lsland is genuinely too good to be true! youtube.com/watch?v W3TtRf... 21h43 tst April 1st? [screams GIF 8:45 PM 1 Apr 2019

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Me: "Some people are so dumb investing so much energy in wishing fake things to be real. There is a certain charm in fictional, fanmade stuff that canon products would never have, and people just take that for granted too easily."

Me after this video:

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