Stellar Blade’s Eve based on IRL Korean model Shin Jae-eun cover image

Stellar Blade’s Eve based on IRL Korean model Shin Jae-eun

Stellar Blade’s protagonist Eve was created using a 3D body scan of South Korean model Shin Jae-eun. This was confirmed by the Game Director who explained why she was chosen.

Stellar Blade's protagonist Eve's appearance has caused a stir online, even more so after it was discovered her body was based on 3D scans of South Korean model Shin Jae-eun. Stellar Blade's Game Director said they chose Shin Jae-eun because they wanted to create the "most attractive looking body for the user".

ShiftUp are a South Korean game developer who were also behind 2022's mobile game Goddess of Victory: Nikke, a third-person shooter RPG whose cast is made up of very attractive female soldiers dressed inappropriately for combat. You might be spotting a running theme, and yes, Stellar Blade is no different.

Eve from Stellar Blade
Eve from Stellar Blade

Devs use model Shin Jae-eun as reference for Stellar Blade's Eve

Stellar Blade's protagonist Eve is the focus of all of the promotional material for the upcoming title, and the developers have already confirmed she will have at least 30 different costumes for players to unlock.

News that the game developer used the Shin Jae-eun as the basis for Eve's body began to circle after a fan account shared a video on December 31, 2023. The video (below) was originally posted on the model's YouTube from 2020, and showed her posing in a 3D body scanner. The 20 second clip now has over 600,000 views.

“Yes, we did base the character of Eve on the model Shin Jae-eun,” said Game Director Hyung-Tae Kim to PushSquare in February 2024. “We thought that her body shape would be a good reference for the character that we were pursuing. But the face was created originally in-house – it’s just the body of the model that we scanned for the game.”

 "It depends on how you define beautiful bodies, but for us we wanted to come up with the most attractive looking body for the user, so this is why we made the decision to work with her. [Shin Jae-eun]”

Stellar Blade Game Director Hyung-Tae Kim on why they chose Shin Jae-eun

Who is Shin Jae-eun?

Shin Jae-eun is a South Korean model who goes by the name zennyrt on social media. Her body was used as the basis for Stellar Blade's protagonist Eve. However, outside of an original video Shin Jae-eun posted on her YouTube in 2020 in the 3D body scanner, she has never publicly talked about being involved in the project.

When is it coming out?

Stellar Blade is an upcoming action-adventure game developed by Shift Up, which is set for release for the Playstation 5 on April 26, 2024.