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Hajime Tabata Reveals Why the Characters Wear Black in Final Fantasy 15

Popular games tend to get scrutinised by fans, somewhat obsessively. With Final Fantasy 15 for example some fans have wondered why the four members of the party are all dressed in black?

This question has been answered by game director Hajime Tabata himself, revealing that there is in fact a reason for the choice of attire:

“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!”

So there you go, that is the reason that the characters are wearing black. It’s also interesting that he says in the final game these clothes will have an effect on battles too. This may also mean that when the group changes what they wear, this will have interesting results in the way they battle. We’ll have to wait to see what is revealed about this.

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