1. Japan's EoN Cover Features Japanese Bond Girl

    By Athena Stamos on 2004-02-02
    'Everything or Nothing'

    Where American gamers will be seeing Heidi Klum (Sports Illustrated swimsuit model) on the cover of the upcoming, James Bond: Everything or Nothing, over in Japan it’s a different story. Replacing Heidi is Misaki Ito, who plays the role of Q’s assistant in the game. At a recent press conference in Japan, Misaki Ito posed for photos with the Japanese cover and showed off a bit of the digitization process.

    According to an EA representative, Misaki Ito was chosen for her beauty as well as her cool attitude and intelligence. Ito was nominated by the Japanese side of EA, but this decision was supported by American employees as well, including executives at MGM.

    Prior to assisting Q, Ito has done modeling work and been featured in calendars in Japan where she’s posed in bikinis. She’s also acted in the Japanese horror movie Ju-On, which was written by the same screenwriter as Ringu, a movie later updated in America as The Ring.

    After being chosen for the role of Q’s assistant, Ito was given the full digitization process given to the other women in the game: Heidi Klum, Shannon Elizabeth, and Mya. Even though Ito’s role in the game is a minor one, she was chosen to be on the Japanese cover for marketing the title to Japanese audiences.

    Japan’s Everything or Nothing web-site.