Not all April Fool's Day stunts are born out of a desire to deceive. Sometimes they're born out of actual ambition. That's the case with this painful prank from Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdomdeveloper FDG Entertainment and the DuckTales QuackShot game that never came to be.
FDG wanted to work on a modern QuackShot game, but Disney wouldn't bite. FDG said the studio worked hard on a legitimate pitch but Disney wasn't willing to budge with licensing. So, the developer shared the concept art today -- half as an April Fool's Day joke, half as a grassroots plea to get Disney to realize there's a market for QuackShot. "It would've been a shame to bury the material," FDG says.
For those who can't remember back that far, QuackShot was a Sega Genesis game starring Donald Duck and his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie. It was DuckTales by way of Indiana Jones. QuackShot, like Darkwing Duck, is generally regarded as a DuckTales spinoff but with a more fantastical adventurous bent.
So, we're left with the rare April Fool's joke that no one actually wants to be a joke. If the prank progenitor had its way, FDG would be making QuackShot right now rather than goofing about it. And, FDG is leaving a trail of broken hearts in its wake.
Oh well, at least you can enjoy all the killer mockup concept art that's in the gallery below.