We're truly in the wild west days of social media. Anything can happen, and anything will happen. Today I bring news of KFC's latest and greatest announcement: a dating simulator visual novel. Yeah. I had to double check myself a few times to make sure this was not a troll or someone taking KFC’s intellectual property. This is a full-fledged, published by KFC, dating sim that’s set to release on Steam on September 24, 2019. This is I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin’ Good Dating Simulator.
What kind of sauce? What is this game rated exactly?
KFC has partnered with developer Psyop to bring the Colonel to a whole new experience. An anime experience, to be exact. Psyop has two other games on Steam, one of them being a cartoon visual novel so I expect this to be a pretty seamless transition for them. The game will focus on your time in culinary school as you fight hard in cooking battles to impress your classmates (but most importantly the Colonel). There will be 9 main characters, hours of content, and a secret ending... though I think it’s safe to say that it won’t be a hentai ending. I’m still sitting here, dumbfounded by all of this. Imagine the board room meeting that must have taken place for this to happen. I suppose I shouldn’t be this flabbergasted considering KFC’s ties to Japanese culture. I mean, the mascot has statues and is basically Santa Claus over there.
Wait is that lettuce? Who orders lettuce at KFC? Quit showing off Colonel and make me some chicken!
It’s crazy how corporations have found ways to slide their way into different target audiences thanks to social media and the Internet. I still credit Wendy’s with being the first company to fully utilize social media to generate buzz successfully on a wide scale thanks to their roasts. After their takeoff you saw every other company in America try to hop on Twitter and make some sort of unique identity for itself. Now KFC is taking the next step and going even further beyond…*sigh* plus ultra. Now all that’s left to do is wait and see if it’s actually decent.
Was this a good marketing move? Will you check the game out and get yourself a thick piece of the Colonel? Lick your fingers clean and tell me your thoughts in the comments below.