Genshin Influence is a serious hit, however now it seems that it is actually hit the massive time. Genshin Influence streamer Zeniet posted a picture to Twitter indicating that miHoYo is teaming up with KFC for a branded bucket deal in China.
KFC collaborating with Genshin Influence. Providing restricted time KFC Diluc Bucket and Wing pores and skin. pic.twitter.com/QXK3NvWJraFebruary 22, 2021
Buying the Diluc Hen Bucket, in keeping with Reddit, will even get you a code for an unique Glider in KFC’s colours. There isn’t any indication that KFC-themed skins for Diluc and Noelle are a part of the deal, nevertheless, which in all probability is sensible: Genshin Influence would not presently help skins, and rolling them out with a KFC crossover locked to China can be an uncommon solution to make a debut.
This sort of crossover apparently is not all that uncommon in China. Again in 2019, for instance, KFC and Last Fantasy 14 teamed up for a promotion that led to gamers consuming a disturbing quantity of fried rooster simply to try to earn a particular chocobo mount. There’s additionally this:
(That is from Id V.)
KFC has additionally established a presence in gaming in different components of the world lately. It launched a full-on “gaming division” in 2018 (though it seems to be devoted primarily to sharing memes), sponsors Rainbow Six Siege tournaments, and in 2019 launched “A Finger Lickin’ Good Courting Simulator” starring an unexpectedly engaging Colonel Sanders, who Fraser didn’t get with.
The picture signifies that Diluc Hen Bucket will go on sale on March 8. I’ve emailed KFC and miHoYo for extra info, together with whether or not it’d come to North America sometime—I do not play Genshin Influence however I am at all times up for a greasy quick meals promotional stunt—and can replace if I obtain a reply.