Blizzard Celebrates April Fools' Day with Dating Service, Blackthorne 2 and New Merch

Always one to get in the spirit of April Fools' Day 2010, esteemed developer Blizzard Entertainment (Diablo, StarCraft, World of Warcraft) has rolled out this year's gags.

First, Battle.net matchmaking to help you "find someone to pwn noobs with." BOOM video 4585

Next, word that a sequel to Blizzard's cult-classic Blackthorne is due in the form of Blackthorne 2: Thorne Harder, coming to mobile devices in 2010. Also (not really) coming to mobile is Queen's Quest, a text-controlled adventure with old-school DRM. nope

Moving on to World of Warcraft, Blizzard unveiled the Equipment Potency EquivalencE Number (EPEEN), said to "let World of Warcraft players know exactly where they stand in comparison to other players" thanks to an ever-growing on-screen indicator. nope

Last, but not least, the company debuted some new merchandise, including the Battle.net Neural Interface ($14,999.00), Diablo III Deckard Cain X-Treme Gamer Blanket, Diablo III Body Pillows and Diablo III Deckard Cain GPS Voice Pack. nope