Bet you didn't see this one coming.
If you stroll on over to the Square Enix Members website, you will find the characters of Final Fantasy XIII-2 posing in all sorts of stylish duds. Why? Because it's part of a collaboration between video games and the fashion world, and Lightning, Noel, Snow, Sazh and Hope are featured wearing items from Prada's 2012 Spring/Summer collection.
Well, after all, the characters do have to look sharp for the franchise's 25th anniversary, which it celebrates this year. The photo layout premiers in the latest issue of Arena Homme+ and Editor Max Pearmain had this to say concerning the results of the virtual "photo shoot:"
"Our Spring issue focuses on a world of direction and escapism, and having a visually stunning videogame franchise such as FINAL FANTASY work alongside us and a leading fashion brand like Prada to create something so unique is incredible. I've always been interested by the power of videogames and their place in society, and the amount of work that's gone into this project blows my mind. We're incredibly pleased with the result."
FFXIII-2 producer Yoshinori Kitase added that the FF series has always been "known for its creativity" and in working with Prada, they've gotten new images of their characters that are "vibrant and unique." Yeah, well, we only have on issue: This is a men's clothing line and Lightning, last we checked, is a woman . Still, she does clean up nice…
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII-2