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Joss Stone on new Bond game role

"I play a posh version of Paris Hilton."

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Singer Joss Stone has revealed she plays "a posh version of Paris Hilton" in the new James Bond game, Blood Stone, due this autumn.

She'll be Bond girl Nicole Hunter, a socialite 'it girl' who works with diamonds. She found the role "kind of amazing". "It's a bit crazy to be a Bond girl," shared Stone at an Activision press event attended by Christian Donlan for Eurogamer.

Stone had a full body scan for the game. "It's mad," she recalled. "It took, like, all day."

The British (but you'd be forgiven for thinking American) singer has also written a song for the game in collaboration with David Stewart. It's called "I'll Take it All" and "it's awesome", according to Stone.

Blood Stone contains a mixture of third-person, cover-based shooting and vehicle pursuits. Vehicles, in this case, being cars and speedboats. Donlan was shown a car chase that required a target be rammed off the road, before cutting to a boat chase in Athens harbour with explosions galore.

The game also features a focus mode where time can be slowed to accommodate head shots.

Blood Stone will boast an entirely original story written by Bond screenwriter Bruce Feirstein. This follows 007 as he jets around the world in pursuit of a terrorist suicide group. There's a focus on the diamond trade, too. Settings include Athens, Istanbul, Monaco and Bangkok.

Project Gotham Racing, The Club, Geometry Wars and Blur developer Bizarre Creations is making Blood Stone. PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 are the chosen platforms, plus an original DS version by n-space. Richard Jacques is doing the music.

Daniel Craig is voicing James Bond and Judi Dench will be M.

There will be "several" multiplayer modes for up to 16 people that involve agents battling mercenaries.

Look out for a full appraisal from Christian Donlan soon.

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