Final Fantasy XV Director gives new insight into the characters ‘dark’ clothing

Hajime Tabatta, Director of Final Fantasy gives new details on the games clothing and why it's all so black.

Hajime Tabatta, Director of Final Fantasy gives new details on the games clothing and why it's all so black.

Final Fantasy XV is due out in 2016 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and the games Director, Hajime Tabata, has given us some new details regarding the clothing of the main characters.

Speaking on the Final Fantasy XV forums, Tabatta went on to answer one of the fans questions regarding the main protagonists and the reason for their lack of color in the clothing department:

“The clothing worn by the four main characters is the official battle gear of the Kingdom of Lucis, Noctis is a member of the royal family and the other three characters are parts of various Lucian national organisations and they are each wearing the specific battle dress relevant to their individual stations.

“In the Kingdom of Lucis where our heroes reside, the colour black has historically been treated as a special colour. Because of this, the attire of the royal family and those in occupations closely tied to them are unified by having black as a base colouring. This part of the lore is the reason why the outfits of all four main characters are black. For the finished game we also intend on having their clothing having effects in battle and not just being a part of the world and its background.”

So it seems as if the clothing will play a much deeper role in this game than just the pretty aesthetics. I think it is an odd choice having such a dark color as a reflection of ‘royalty’ but I guess it splits itself apart from other games of the genre. There’s been no mention of how the clothing will affect the flow of battle just yet but you can be sure to come back here as soon as we find out!

What do you think about our heroes’ clothes? Any thoughts on the direction they may be heading in for specific clothing effects? Let me know in the comments below!

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