Kentucky Fried Chicken has done the unbelievable, and no - it doesn't have to do with their menu. The fast food giant got the Internet buzzing today when a teaser went live of a video game based on the franchise. It turns out KFC is working on a dating simulator starring the famed Colonel Sanders, and it is done in true anime style.
Seriously, there is no holding back with the anime in this teaser, and the Internet is wilding out over the Colonel's hot anime makeover.
As you can see in the slides below, fans are beyond confused by the new announcement. Earlier today, the news went live about the KFC game which Steam describe as coming soon. The game, which is titled I Love You Colonel Sanders! A Finger Licking' Good Dating Simulator, is a clear marketing ploy by the company... but fans are okay with it.
“From the same people who brought you the bucket of chicken, comes the world’s first Colonel Sanders dating simulator,” the game's description reads.
KFC is getting a dating sim calledSeptember 10, 2019
I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin’ Good Dating Simulator
you have to applaud there anime trailer
It appears the entire game will be done using an anime art style, and it leans into the dating simulator genre without any shame. The game will follow players as they control a young culinary student with promise as they work along with the Colonel himself. There will be a total of nine characters to woo, and one of them is a dog. You can interpret that one however you will.
Clearly, fans were not expecting KFC to drop such an announcement, and they did not anticipate the Colonel to look so good as an anime character. Now, social media is flooded with thirst tweets about the confusing makeover, and it will be up to KFC to ensure their upcoming game lives up to the hype. After all, the fast food chain does have a large clientele in Japan where both of these mediums originated. If the this game sinks, KFC has lots to lose, and it is not just hearts we're talking about here.
Which other fast food restaurants need to jump in on this anime craze? Let me know in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB to talk all things comics and anime!
KFC release dating sim with Colonel Sanders as an anime heartthrob...welp. I think I've had too much internet for one day. https://t.co/g0meHhxHF2— Joshua Comire (@JoshuaComire) September 10, 2019
THIS IS A REAL GAME MADE BY THE REAL KFC— Espresso Lalafell @ Japan in October (@Espressolala) September 10, 2019
IS THIS THE ANIME TAKEOVER TIMELINE pic.twitter.com/tW5xfnLmI2
Annoyed that the KFC dating sim is a " 'parody'" because yes, you utter buffoons, I would genuinely want a game where I date hot anime Colonel Sanders.— XVprowl (@BeeDubsProwl) September 10, 2019
why is there a kfc dating sim with an anime art style and a dog character pic.twitter.com/iIW9jqVqLw— Virus_Kid (@_Virus_Kid_) September 10, 2019
I just found out that there's a KFC dating sim and it looks super anime.
How has y'alls day been?— Mitch (@tactical_mitch) September 10, 2019
Kfc coming through with that Anime ish, the cooking scenes gonna be lit.🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/LATTlPoOm5— El fin de semana (@pfatles) September 10, 2019