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

By Chris Faylor, Apr 01, 2010 9:05am PDT 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."

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.

Blackthorne 2: Thorne Harder and Queens's Quest Spin-A-Spacer DRM

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.

World of Warcraft Equipment Potency EquivalencE Number

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.

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