EA’s idea of an April Fool’s joke is making fun of the Wii U


Nintendo and EA don’t have the best relationship despite what either of the company’s executives say today, but the April Fool’s Day tweets that went out on the Frostbite engine Twitter account are downright mean. In a time when game developers and publishers are announcing silly additions to their games, whoever manages the Frostbite Twitter account thought it would be fun to claim everything was Wii U exclusive.

The tweets have since been deleted from the account, but Kotaku managed to collect them before they disappeared entirely. Here’s what was said:

Frostbite now runs on the #WiiU since it is the most powerful Gen4 platform, our renderer is now optimized for Mario and Zelda.

— FrostbiteEngine (@FrostbiteEngine) April 1, 2014P

Frostbite will power #HalfLife3, coming out summer 2014! #WiiU exclusive.

— FrostbiteEngine (@FrostbiteEngine) April 1, 2014P

Good news, we have finally fixed and optimized our ‘netcode’. Uses quantum entanglement for Zero Latency connections. Exclusively on #WiiU.

— FrostbiteEngine (@FrostbiteEngine) April 1, 2014

Poor taste, guys. Poor taste.