Final Fantasy XV’s all-bro cast has fired up a very large spectrum of opinions, and no lie, I just typo’d “Final Fantasy XY.” I think there must be something subliminal happening there, because Noctis and his crew of dudes have grown on me over the last year. Whenever I play the “Episode Duscae” demo, I now feel like one of the gang, with the only exception being that I don’t dress like a failed metal head/punk/J-rock band reject.
However, those clothes have a deeper meaning than you might think. No, seriously, pull up a chair for this one. In his latest task of revealing information on the official forums, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata has explained the reasoning behind the clothing his characters wear.
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 watch out for that too!
Wow, that’s insightful. Very cool. Now, how about showing something a bit more substantial? I don’t think I can take anymore of these teases. A region outside of Duscae? A new summon? Anything other than inconsequential explanations of everything we’ve already seen. I’m a pretty patient guy, but even I have my limits.
Up next, we learn why Noctis’ hair turns blue. Turns out, Final Fantasy XV is a crossover title with Dragon Ball Z and he’s actually a Super Saiyan God. Okay, that’s not true, you caught me, but Tabata probably has some explanation designed to fill his reveal quota for a month.
Final Fantasy XV has been confirmed for a 2016 release on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.