Yes, that's not a typo. KFC, in collaboration with developer Psyop, has produced a dating sim game in which you can date the Colonel or one of several viable options. The full title "I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin' Good Dating Simulator", places the player in the role of a culinary student who is training with a young and dashing Colonel Sanders. Looking for love may be a task, but you still have to be sure that you ace your classes. Of the dateable options, there also appears to be a dog that's a professor at this school. Would it be a stretch to say that doesn't appear to be the most bizarre element from this?
“From the same people who brought you the bucket of chicken, comes the world’s first Colonel Sanders dating simulator,” reads the description.
It's far from the companies foray into strange ventures. The social media account KFC Gaming is very active, sharing and posting tons of meme-based humor. I find this very amusing, especially since the planet was only two years removed of wanting to date Wendy after the Wendy's barrage of scathing tweets lead it developing a personality that many people found, let's say, desirable. And honestly, having grown up with those animated rapping Colonel Sanders ads in the late 90's, I consider this more acceptable. And is that a JoJo-looking character???
I Love You Colonel Sanders! will be released for free on Steam on September 24.