In today’s modern age of gaming developers will often base their creations on real people. In the past it was jarring to see an “actor” pop up as a video game character, especially if they were were relatively well known. Can you imagine the nightmare of plopping in Super Mario 4 and seeing a CG version of Danny Devito hurling fireballs from his swollen quasi-dwarven finger tips?
Anya Stroud should be a name that’s incredibly familiar to Gears of War fans. The daughter of deceased war hero Helena Stroud, Anya is anything but your average “video game chick“. Spending the first two games in the background, Anya is only a few weeks away from her big moment in the spotlight as one of many new playable female COG soliders. In an interesting bit of cross marketing, Epic Games has teamed up with FHM magazine to bring you this Anya inspired photo shoot starring model Anna Simon. While seeing Anya in her full COG armor complete with lancer is pretty damn cool, there are some other photos in the set that don’t really suit her character. Do you feel like EPIC went a bit too far and “sexualized” one of their strong female characters? Or do you feel like their teaming with FHM is just all in good fun? Let us know! Credit (Egotastic)