Lightning and Louis Vuitton
Teddy Dief, developer of Hyper Light Drifter and Kyoto Wild, writing for Polygon:
Square Enix — a major international video game company — thinks that the Louis Vuitton-wearing chic folk of the world might sometimes come home from their fancy parties and boot up their PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. Or you know what? Their Wii U. The fashion in Splatoon is so fresh that it’s inspiring a massive fan zine.
I mean, I’m excited because this is further evidence that the world outside video game enthusiast culture is acknowledging that:
- Games are for adults too!
- Game players have fashion sense!
- There are a lot of women playing games!
- Fashionistas might be super into turn-based combat!
The stereotypes of old are toppling left and right! It’s a delicious massacre.
Imagine what could happen!
- “Diesel to release a line of Bayonetta-inspired pants”
- “Nintendo reveals Ralph Lauren outfit DLC for Super Smash Bros.”
- “Lululemon teams up with Hyper Light Drifter for a new line of athletic wear”
The three Final Fantasy games centered around Lightning each take an average of 37.5 hours to beat. If these Louis Vuitton designs were to become available in-game, that’s an unprecedented amout of product placement screen time.