Final Fantasy XIII-2 characters selling Prada

Men's fashion magazine spread sees Square Enix heroes trade in buckles and straps for silk shirts and slacks.

The cast of Final Fantasy XIII-2 has traded in their impractical everyday wear for new designer duds from Prada.

Well this won't be mistaken for the work of Yoshitaka Amano.

Square Enix today announced that a handful of characters from its recent role-playing game will be featured in the pages of men's fashion magazine Arena Homme+, adorned in clothes from Prada's 2012 Spring/Summer collection.

The layouts feature Lightning, Noel, Snow, Sazh, and Hope, kicking back in mostly casual attire like printed silk shirts and slacks.

This is not Square Enix's first dalliance in the world of fashion. Last year, the publisher teamed up with Musterbrand to create a Deus Ex: Human Revolution clothing line featuring jeans, shirts, and a trenchcoat inspired by the game.

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50 comments
franzito
franzito

Now Squenix is begging to not be taken seriously!

DitchyJ
DitchyJ

Lmao, its the future..gets a lot of shut ins out to buy new threads. Can imagine it now "Hi, Im commander sheppard, and I like wearing Chinos :)"

cr8ive
cr8ive

So, how many of you guys have anything with "Prada" on it? I got none... if the FFXIII-2 casts are wearing adidas starwars tees... then I can relate. A case of wrong target audience?

berzerk0912
berzerk0912

I wouldn't be surprised if this comes to FF13-2 as DLC.

nurnberg
nurnberg

Square Enix should stop caring about fashion and start caring about good gameplay in their Final Fantasy games.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

This does seem so strange anymore. Unless you actually buy Prada

UnwantedSpam
UnwantedSpam

Can anyone say Lightning, Serah, Fang, and Vanille in a Victoria's Secret catalog? That would make all of my strange and lonely fantasies come true.... Damn I need a girlfriend....

servb0ts
servb0ts

this should of happen years ago. wtf was SE thinking waiting so long?

DevilD2005
DevilD2005

to be fair to square enix, they planned on doing something very similar and i think in many ways they did, with the body build of Aki from the FF movie. They claimed that they had a goal of creating a virtual actress bigger than just a character in a movie.

yuunnnnna
yuunnnnna

SE rep: "FFXIII-2 characters will be modeling prada!" Fans: "Wheres Versus?" SE rep: "We're going to be releasing a 3DS game" Fans: "Wheres Versus!?!?!?" *mob slowly forming* Thinking (SE rep: "Oh god these fans are gonna slaughter me,but I can't give any info about versus! What else could possibly pacify them????") SE rep: "...Look! a Kingdom Hearts 3 video on Andriasang!!!" *Crowd disperses and rushes to laptops and PCs* SE rep "HA! suckers, time to make my escape and get our developers back to making games no one wants."

Albelnox0
Albelnox0

People stop exaggerating its just something funny and witty. Its not like its going to kill you.

NeverMore0
NeverMore0

They'll probably use this as an excuse to delay Versus another year.

HatefulFeline
HatefulFeline

Now all they have to do is turn it into DLC.

playahater1
playahater1

LMAO at the whiners. Characters from a game are going to be in a magazine wearing branded clothes. WHO GIVES A F*CK!?

The_Keyblade99
The_Keyblade99

Game are becoming a part of mainstream culture. Personally I don't mind stuff like this happening. In fact I think it is kinda cool. Hope is not lookin half bad in that get up.

TrueGB
TrueGB

Remember when Square was a game developer? Now it's just a business. ;(

joshhi
joshhi

@Suikogaiden Why wouldn't they. I consider myself a 'gamer'. Started playing videogames in the 8 bit era and havnt stopped playing ever since. AND, now here's the twist you see, I also wear Prada. And not the boring black suits they have that anybody could look good in, no, I buy their prêt-à-porter/runway collection stuff. And even though their s/s 2012 menswear isn't my most favorite collection of the season I still bought the shoes and the same shirt lightning is sporting. I also wore prada when my character reached lvl 50 in skyrim yesterday. ...So what was your point again?

NS_Sonic204
NS_Sonic204

Next we'll be seeing the female characters in Victoria's Secret.

broly17
broly17

Wow...how the mighty have fallen.

Evenios
Evenios

haha. first the mass effect armor now this. Fun.

majinkamesennin
majinkamesennin

is this the next trend after kisckstarter becomes "so last season?"

Jebatin
Jebatin

Sooo what exactly is the BAD part you guys are seeing in this? There will be bunch of FF characters in a magazine, so what? I see no reason to start crying about it...

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

I'm I the only one who thinks they look significantly better in regular clothes than their zippers, pockets, stupid goggles, headphones, laced pink wardrobe?

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

Uhh...I are somewhat confuse now. (Bad grammar intended, by the way) And we please just have the designs of Tetsuya Nomura and Yoshitaka Amano back? They're better than this stuff...

firehawk998
firehawk998

Wow you know your franchise is starting to rot and you are desperate to get money from it anyway possible when you stuff like this.

TheLoneMortal
TheLoneMortal

:lol: Funniest announcement I've heard in weeks, but at the same time very sad to see SE sink to such a level of mediocrity.

Rayzakk
Rayzakk

So is there anyone weak minded enough to buy Prada because some characters from FF13-2 are wearing them? Now if it was were Edgar and Locke from FF6 or Cloud sign me up lol not really.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

Alright, this is just weird, and seems fairly pointless.

supermoogle
supermoogle

They must have taken lessons from Lucas on how to destroy your brand and alienate your fanbase.

Rayzakk
Rayzakk

Well they were running out of ways to make the male characters like androgenous.

marvel456
marvel456

You know... If Square Enix were in desperate need of money they could always, well... RELEASE FF VERSUS 13. :/

zequex
zequex

@tachsniper I think it's been clear they have been desperate since FFX-2.

ydnarrewop
ydnarrewop

You know I don't think I would be as annoyed if the game was actaully good.

tachsniper
tachsniper

Square Enix getting desperate or is it just me?