Why Final Fantasy 15's Cast Wears All Black

Fashion, explained.

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You may have noticed that Final Fantasy XV's main characters, four men, wear all black. There is a reason for that fashion choice, according to game director Hajime Tabata.

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"The clothing worn by the four main characters is the official battle gear of the Kingdom of Lucis," he said in the game's forums recently, as discovered by Nova Crystalis.. "Noctis is a member of the royal family and the other three characters are parts of various Lucian national organizations and they are each wearing the specific battle dress relevant to their individual stations."

Tabata went on to say the color black has specific significance in Final Fantasy XV's setting.

"In the Kingdom of Lucis where our heroes reside, the color black has historically been treated as a special color. 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 coloring," he explained. "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!"

The long-in-development Final Fantasy XV is scheduled to launch before 2017 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. "We can certainly say to people: it's not going to be 2017. It's going to be before that," Tabata said back in August.

For more on Final Fantasy XV's all-male cast, check out the stories below.

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