Watch: ‘Undertale’ creators made a promo for Kenny Omega for Wrestle Kingdom 13. This is the dopest thing ever!
Kenny Omega ain’t just the best wrestler in the world (and an obvious brother of mine, look at his surname). Nope. He’s also a total gaming nerd. He’s got moves named after Final Fantasy VII and Street Fighter. So, I can’t find the words to express how much this gives me a boner. The creators of Undertale made the dude his own promo for the upcoming Wrestle Kingdom 13.
From Undertale to Deltarune, it only stands to reason that the next project for Toby Fox and pals would be promoting Japanese wrestling. No, really. Released on Youtube on new year’s eve, bizarre Undertale-styled video short Kenny’s Quest was meant to air before Canadian wrestler Kenny Omega threw down with his rival Hiroshi Tanahashi at the Tokyo Dome on Friday. Unfortunately plans changed at the last minute, and the clip won’t be shown live, so it went up early for us to enjoy. Pin your hopes and dreams on the wrestlemen below.
So, why Undertale? It was Kenny’s game of the year. He missed the original PC release, but the hit Switch in 2018, so he got a chance to play it and discuss it with fellow game-enjoying wrestleman Xavier Woods over at Giant Bomb. It’s a good read. I’d love to hear the story of how Kenny’s Quest came to be, though – was he so taken by Undertale that he immediately got in touch with its creators? The video below credits the whole crew, with Toby Fox co-writing and directing it with Kenny, Temmie Chang on art, and Everdraed (the fevered brain behind Undertale’s horrifying final boss) on video editing. They even got localisation house 8-4 (Nier: Automata, among others) to make sure it reads well in both English and Japanese.