Appears to be like like we’re getting one other foodie crossover in Ultimate Fantasy 14. Yesterday, the Twitter/X account for KFC Japan posted a short, ominous video of the Colonel overlooking the cliffs of La Noscea with the caption (courtesy of Google translate): “Colonel Sanders is steadily getting ready for a brand new journey in one other world…”
Hear, I do know Mr. Sanders might be meant to be framed as a hopeful adventurer looking upon an enormous and noble sea. However a sluggish, jump-cut zoom on his pristine white hair adopted by a cyberpunk-worthy glitch impact leads into an unpunctuated “Coming Quickly”: stark white on a pitch black void. I am unsure I am feeling the finger-lickin’ consolation right here.
That is made worse by the affirmation that Colonel Sanders is a Black Mage. As some sort of horror-movie stinger, he pulls out a gnarled employees and makes use of Triplecast, a capability that lets Black Mages immediately solid three of their damaging spells in devastating succession.
This additionally places Colonel Sanders’ minimal stage at 66, making him able to utilizing Blizzard IV, Hearth IV, and Thunder IV. Twelve save us if he is max stage—I do not wish to stay in worry of a quick meals mascot who can solid Despair. If he is bought seven social gathering members with him, he’d additionally be capable of use the Black Mage’s restrict break, Meteor, which does precisely what it seems like. Just a little overkill for frying Chocobos with 11 herbs and spices.
In case you are unfamiliar with the sport, this sort of crossover occurs extra typically than you’d count on—again in 2021, Sq. Enix officially partnered with Grubhub, permitting gamers to unlock a pizza emote by ordering its real-world equal. There was additionally a partnership with Butterfinger which gave gamers a cute chocolate mount.
KFC’s additionally made an impression on the MMO earlier than. In 2019, Chinese players were able to unlock a ‘Fat Chocobo’ mount by scarfing down a complete household meal for 4—one thing unique to dine-in, so the employees may be sure to’d paid your correct tribute to the Colonel. Solely these with iron wills and metal guts had been eligible to obtain his nightmare steed.
Till additional particulars are launched, it is unsure what kind the cross-promotion will take. It may very nicely be a Japan-exclusive deal, or one thing out there to all gamers. We may get a bespoke popcorn hen emote, a mount recolour, or—as a Shadowbringers promotion back in 2019 offered—some primary meals objects. Nothing will distract me, nonetheless, from the information that Colonel Sanders formally has the powers of rime and smash at his command.