Ahh, memories...

If you saw it coming, good for you – if not, perhaps you should have taken off that blindfold. The truth is, and we hate to admit it with all the trains in the room, that we just don’t love trains enough to completely replace Zelda Universe with a site called Train Universe… even if Spirit Tracks has a train.

Obviously, we all had a blast with this year’s April Fools, but good things must end. The train boards have been taken down (archived, by the way, to use as ammo against you all in the future), and the Thomas the Tank Engine graphics are all but naught. To everybody who played along and had a fun time, thank you very much! To those who would spoil everyone’s fun, perhaps next time you’ll think differently when we fool the living crap out of you!

Happy April Fools day once again – make sure to check back today for some Zelda news we’ve got stored in a box that we didn’t report on yesterday (since we weren’t technically a Zelda site). Our Spirit Tracks coverage continues, and our pages continue to fill up with content, so be sure to stick around.

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  • ZFG

    WHAT!? That was an april fools joke….

    * goes to cry in the corner :'( *

  • Notsil

    This was a whole ton of fun. It was ridiculously stupid and totally obvious as a prank, but was still a very good time. 😀

    Good work, and RIP Train Universe.

  • Stupidmahn

    It was good :c
    awesome ;_;
    Needs moar trains though </3

  • phantom

    good i was right the whole time it was all a big prank

  • Craymel

    What? This was all just a clever rouse? I am totally a completely in awe! I never would have imagined!!!

  • romanomnomnom

    Thank the gods…when I saw this I got pretty irritated. <.<

  • D-H


    Just kidding, anyways it was fun. Byebye TU

  • lockx


    I can't believe anyone took that serious!
    I Knew it was a joke but sorta played along

    Nice work for thinking it up!
    And can't wait to see whatever news you have.

  • Tonchiki

    I always like obvious and fun/stupid jokes more than trying to actually deceive people for April Fool's Day. It's just more fun that way.
    And it didn't literally tear up the site like the last one did.

  • I had fun with it. But I'm keeping my conductor's hat.

  • Zachary

    This was nowhere as big or as horrible as last years fiasco!

  • mowj0

    "Oh how unexpected"

  • EzloSpirit

    Where are those forums archived? They're hilarious (I'm still coming after you, Jason!) and I don't klnow why, but I want to see them again!

  • Quark

    lol, this year's joke was so obvious and so absurd. xP

  • Twilight Wolf

    Pathetic. Last year's was much better.

  • Cereal

    Damn, I missed it! But, i’m sure it was great 🙂

    Also, what was last years?

  • Cereal

    Oh right, the brawl video.

  • Hydraboxdog

    I liked this one a lot better. It was ridiculous, obvious, and kinda fun and there was nothing in it that people might find upsetting. Last year's… April Fools pranks are best when they're not quite so mean. ;-D Anyway, thanks for the trains!

    Choo choo!

  • Business Shrub

    I told you!
    I called it!
    I hope the rumor about an Ocarina of Time revisit on Wii wasn't a hoax though. I don't mind if I played it before, as long as the dungeons are remade and there's something new.

  • Feere Gorone

    This was actually pretty funny. I mean, it was obviously a joke (unlike last year's, which many of us believed) but it was fun enough that we could all play along. It'll be hard to top it for next year, so good luck!

  • ChainofTermina

    Yeah, I suppose that was kinda amuseing
    but you might want to be a bit more random and creative next year, I mean we just had a REAL major announcement about trains, this one was waaaay more obvious than last years

  • Tailpasarian

    i never would have guessed it was an april fools joke.

  • SheikahSage

    I would have prefered a more extreme joke, like last years. Maybe convert the entire site to hylian script or something next year.

  • The Mask Man


    I totally fell for it.

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  • Liah


  • link

    i knew it ha ha