Final Fantasy characters are wearing Prada clothes now? Come on, alarm clock, wake us up...
Final Fantasy characters have always dressed a bit... oddly. But we never expected to see them modeling real-life Prada. Especially not from the most recent Spring/Summer 2012 collection. But that's exactly what's happened, as you can see from the gallery up there. Prada has teamed up with Square-Enix to make Tetsuya Nomura's characters look ultra-sharp and fashionable, celebrating the series' 25th anniversary. Well, that's the idea. They look a bit silly if you ask us. Like someone's little sister got hold of their prized figurines while they weren't looking, kupo.
The pictures appeared in Arena Homme+ magazine and were developed by Square-Enix's Visual Works studio in Japan. Yoshinori Kitase, producer of FFX XIII-2 and all-round Final Fantasy legend said: "The Final Fantasy series is known for its creativity and innovation; so working with Prada, a renowned fashion house with such beautiful clothing, was a very exciting opportunity. The images we have been able to create together are vibrant and unique."
Vibrant? Unique? These images are indeed both of those things, but not quite the words we would have used. If ever there was evidence for the need of an equivalent human rights movement for video game characters, this is it.