Sports Illustrated swimsuit models are back, in video game form

Betting that video game players, as a set of the American population, includes a number of people who also enjoy looking at attractive women, EA Sports today announced a pair of Sports Illustrated swimsuit models will have co-starring roles in Need for Speed: The Run.

The models are Irina Shayk, who scored the cover of this year’s Swimsuit Edition and Chrissy Teigen. The women will play the roles of best friends who are competing against Jack, the game’s protagonist, in a race from San Francisco to New York City.

The game is set for a Nov. 15 North American release for Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PC, PlayStation 3 and XBox 360. Shayk and Taigen, however, will not appear on the Nintendo versions.