In Japan, the DS is so incredibly popular that companies keep pumping out special edition systems. If you buy them, after all, they will come -- just not across the ocean. From the super-yellow Pikachu Lite to colors we've never seen, today is not the day to fake DS Lite announcements.
While Square Enix may eventually get there, we still have a few titles to work through. No one's going to believe you if FFVII DS is your big April Fools' joke, but we'll probably be pissed off just the same.
We've had Jam Sessions, Guitar Hero DS is coming, and even Hannah Montana Music Jam looked good until it actually came out. It's no stretch to think that some tiny version of Rock Band might find its way to the DS, but let's just not talk about it today. After the disappointment that is Rock Band Wii, our hearts couldn't take it.
We're suckers for training games, and some really amazing (and funny) titles have been released... in Japan. While titles like Cooking Navi are apparently being localized, we haven't heard anything on the process in a long time, and others aren't even rumored as leaving Japan. Don't break our hearts and hint that they are; this is exactly the sort of less-megatonish prank we'd be likely to believe.
For a long time, DSTV was just a rumor -- and then Nintendo of Japan officially announced the functionality (for that region). The day preorders went live, the nation exploded. Everyone wanted it... and so do we. We would have to be real jerks to kid around about this one.
DS owners have a lot of hopes concerning potential paths for DS/Wii connectivity, but nearly everyone secretly wishes we could play our Virtual Console games on the DS. While this is a joke unlikely to be believed, a small part of us would still die inside if we read it somewhere, even on the least credible of fanblogs.
The homebrew scene is thriving on the DS, thanks to flash carts that are easy to use and a community that continually pumps out awesome content. However, those same flash carts also enable piracy, and homebrew aficionados fear that this functionality will be the death of the whole scene. With this worry in the back of every homebrewer's mind, we'd be mean to make jokes about it.
Super Smash Bros. is a hot topic for Nintendo fans right now, with the recent release of Brawl, and the release of the original game on the DS is something DS owners have hoped for. Someone out there is surely planning or making a video of a DS Smash Bros, complete with online play, and it would only make us sad. And also angry. And you wouldn't like us when we're angry.
There are a lot of great games and franchises on the DS, but Elite Beat Agents/Ouendan is an undisputed champion. More games are likely, and we very much want them -- and this means that, more than anything, the pair is off-limits when it comes to holiday tomfoolery. You just don't joke about some things... and Ouendan localization is one of them. We could accept the others, but leave Ouendan alone!