A few months ago, we were first subjected to the enigma that is KFC Gaming – a Twitter account dedicated to videogames run by the iconic fried chicken restaurant. Now that initiative seems to have taken its next step, with the launch of a KFC-themed dating Sim.
A Steam page for the game – snappily titled I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin’ Good Dating Simulator – seems to have shown up earlier today. But my initial thought – that this was all a fun fan-made endeavour – is not true, as KFC itself is listed on the page as the game’s publisher.
It’s when you get into the description, however, that things get really wild. It says that the game “follows you, a promising culinary student, as you try to date your classmate, Colonel Sanders. Throughout your journey, you’ll be faced with life-changing decisions that will affect you chances of friendship and love.” You see, not only will you be competing to be the Colonel’s business partner, but you’ll also be vying directly for this affections.
The real takeaway from all this, of course, is the cast, who are introduced in the trailer below. Sanders – who is just improbably hot now, by the way – is accompanied by a host of friends and rivals, including the adorable Professor Dog.
Further down the Steam page, KFC reiterates that it really is them behind this, and also lists a host of features including “cooking battles,” “a secret ending,” and, of course, 11 herbs and spices.
Sadly, we have no idea when we’ll get our chance to woo the Colonel, as the Steam listing only says that the game is “coming soon.” But with a potential lifetime of free chicken as your romantic reward, Colonel Sanders promises to be a friend with an awful lot of benefits.