Blizzard Introduces Happy Reaper and Blizzard Outcasts

Play 'Happy Reaper' as Malthael, and destroy the Nephalem

Happy Reaper
Blizzard always does up April Fools Day in style, and this year is no different. There are two announcements on the Diablo side of things, including one actual playable game. Read on for all the details, and try your hand at Happy Reaper.

The first announcement is for Happy Reapers, a new game that can be played right now.

The next next chapter in Sanctuary's epic saga has been unveiled. Summon your sickles, put on your pointy hood, and get ready for Happy Reaper™ —the definitive Diablo experience coming soon to web and mobile!

What is Happy Reaper?

In Happy Reaper, players take on the role of Malthael, the Angel of Death, who's recently returned to Sanctuary with a vengeance. With a series of well-timed mouse clicks or finger taps, you'll skillfully guide Malthael through a network of ancient Pandemonium ruins to collect human souls and obliterate all puny nephalem with your trusty Death Laser of Doomâ„¢.

Easy, right? WRONG. Happy Reaper is probably the most challenging Blizzard game you've ever played. It's incredibly difficult to learn and almost impossible to master!

Feature Highlights:

  • Robust, interactive storytelling allows every choice to matter in Happy Reaper. Will Malthael ascend to victory or fall into oblivion? Only you decide!
  • New Taprightâ„¢ technology captures your clicks and taps better than ever, offering unparalleled responsiveness and absolutely no scapegoat for your imminent failure.
  • An all-new, fully loaded soundscape stimulates your senses and helps you reduce stress, improve sleep, and lose weight *.
  • Experience the WHOOSH of every ghostly wing flap and the POW of every laser beam blast with our proprietary Dia-Blingâ„¢ FX engine.
  • Larger-than-life in-game collision system provides exceptional (and increasingly difficult) levels of challenge.

Bursting with rich gameplay depth, hidden difficulty modes, and the most spectacular end-game content we've ever seen **, Happy Reaper offers limitless hours of frustration enjoyment for any aspiring harbinger of death.

Can't wait to get your hands on Happy Reaper? (Who said patience was a virtue?) Test your mettle RIGHT HERE on our website with an exclusive first look of the in-browser client.

Also, be sure to stay tuned to for additional details about Happy Reaper including upcoming beta tests, supported browsers and mobile devices, release date and pre-order opportunities, and much more. In the meantime, happy reaping!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

**Or at least that we're told. We haven’t actually made it past pillar #4. Let us know how it goes!

The other game introduced is Blizzard Outcasts, where the downtrodden characters in Blizzard's game worlds finally have their day.

They've felt the cold steel of your blade so often, the pain it brings has become a comfort to them. They've watched their masterful schemes brought to ruin time and time again, and yet "surrender" remains the one line they refuse to cross. The luck they've had would make any good man bad, but still they keep going, unwavering, undeterred.

They’re not your traditional heroes. They are survivors. They are fighters. They are Outcasts! 

And now, finally, it's their time to shine. 

We are proud to announce our latest project, Blizzard Outcasts: Vengeance of the Vanquished, a fighting game for a new generation.

Assume the mantle of our game universes' most infamous antiheroes, bring the pain to your enemies with insanely powerful special moves, and show the world which Outcast reigns supreme!

Visit the official announcement website now!

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Update April 2, 4:07PM EDT - Here's the full list of April Fools' Day jokes from Blizzard, for this year:

We hope you enjoyed our April Fools' Day jokes for 2014!  If you missed them, check out this year's pranks below:

And so, the Blizzard Joke Squad go galumphing back whence they came, hiding amid the slithy toves that gyre and gimble in the wabe, busily plotting and scheming for the future. See you again next year!

And just in case this year's dose of April Foolishness made you reminisce about any of our past exploits, you can now check out an (almost) complete history of Blizzard April fools in our brand-new archive page

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