- Aug 25, 2020
With success comes recognition, and with recognition comes brand synergy. With 'fumble royale' Fall Guys currently dominating the Steam charts, brands are, er, falling over themselves to become a part of the 2020's unexpected gaming success story. Fan art for popular games is par for the course, and you only need to take a look at the Fall Guys Twitter account to see some fantastic fan creations for bean-ified costumes. It just so happens that some of those fans run social media accounts for often completely unrelated companies. It's perhaps unsurprising that KFC has gotten a lot of attention for its Colonel Sanders interpretation, given that the chicken chain's already opened locations inside Animal Crossing and built a dating game around their mascot, who would be (checks notes) 130 years old by now. Anyway, he makes a fun bean:
On the "incredibly mundane" end of the costume spectrum, we've also seen Walmart Canada suggesting a costume in which your glorious, whooping fantasy avatar dresses as a Walmart employee, which made me a bit sad to think about:
As for costumes I actually might spend my hard-earned crowns on, please see this hideous, chair-based creation from racing equipment creator GT Omega. I wouldn't buy it because I think it looks nice, I just think it'd completely change the meta in team games:
Of genuine worth, though, are the charities designing their own skins, aiming to let you rep good causes as you fail at Slime Climb again. Get Well Gamers UK had this sleek little number designed - I'd love the addition of a charity skins section, with money going to the causes involved:
Of course, games companies are getting in on the act too, with Konami risking the ire of the entire Internet by formally submitting a set of Metal Gear Solid-themed skins:Hey @FallGuysGame We got our favourite pizza person @TwiceTheSlice to mock us up a collab skin for Fall Guys X Get Well Gamers What do you say? Hands up, who's be interested in this skin? #gwg #charity #gaming pic.twitter.com/MCczKPRnFS — Get Well Gamers UK (@gwguk) August 10, 2020
So far, Fall Guys' actual tie-in costumes have included Hotline Miami and Half-Life, so there is a precedent set - it'll be interesting to see what crossovers we see appear as Fall Guys continues its wobbly march of domination. To see what the fuss is about, check out our review of Fall Guys, which we called "a consistent delight." We also ranked all the current minigames, and talked to its designers about how one of its hardest entries was built. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Joe Skrebels is IGN's Executive Editor of News. Follow him on Twitter. Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected].