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The
latest edition of the Final Fantasy gaming series, “Final Fantasy XV” features
Malaysian culture and food in one of its fictional town named ‘Lestallum’.

Malaysians were stunned when
the fictional town in the game contained foods that resembled Malaysia’s Roti Canai,
Satay and Teh Tarik.

In addition to that, the
game also incorporated the ‘Mamak’ and ‘Lepak’ culture in the town through its
laid back residents and lifestyle.

Turns out, the foods that
were in the was designed on purpose by leading game designer, Wan Hazmer Wan
Abd Halim.

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Snippet of the tasty looking Roti Canai 
Working for Square Enix-the
company that designed and developed Final Fantasy XV- the Malaysian tried to
incorporate the Malaysian way of laidback living in the game.

Speaking to The Star Online,
the designer said that “One of the towns that you’ll come across is Lestallum.
Its food culture is inspired by our Mamak stall culture”.
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Want some satay ?
“So yes, for the first time
in Final Fantasy history, you’ll be able to see Roti Canai, Satay and Teh
Tarik,” added Wan.

Not stopping there, Wan also
tried to put in some more local flavour in the gameplay by persuading the
developers to include ‘Pontianak’ and ‘Orang Minyak’ in the game which was rejected
for not fitting the Final Fantasy world.

Final Fantasy XV takes place
in the fictional world of Eos where all the world’s countries are under the
empire of Niflheim.

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Great works on the “Teh Tarik” graphics


The game’s only playable
character, Noctis Lucis Caelum, goes on a quest to retake his homeland from the
notorious Niflheim.

The game was released on 29
November 2016 and is available on all PlayStation and Xbox One platforms.

(Photo Source: Colourless Opinion)