If you thought the announcement of Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise was going to be the most surprising game reveal this year, think again. Unless this is a very early April Fools joke, KFC (yes, that KFC, the fast-food chicken chain) is publishing a dating sim called I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin’ Good Dating Simulator. What even is 2019 anymore?
“From the same people who brought you the bucket of chicken, comes the world’s first Colonel Sanders dating simulator,” the game’s bizarre product description says on Steam. You play as a promising culinary student as you try to date your classmate, Colonel Sanders. Will the Kentucky fried chicken mogul choose you to be his business partner? Or maybe something much more intimate? “Throughout your journey, you’ll be faced with life-changing decisions that will affect your chances of friendship and love. But be careful! Your choices have real consequences with real animated characters’ feelings at stake.”
I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin’ Good Dating Simulator promises to feature nine lovable characters, a secret ending, secret recipes, cooking battles, battle battles, 11 herbs and spices, a dateable Colonel Sanders, and much more. If the writing in-game is as humorous as it is in this product description then the whole thing should be genuinely funny. The art style in the trailer is actually kind of amazing, too. And there’s a dog.
I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin’ Good Dating Simulator doesn’t have a release date yet, but KFC (how is this real?) says it’s coming soon.