E frontier has announced version 7 of its Poser figure design and animation software. Only a few of the upgrade's new features are being touted, with others to be detailed on future dates as part of the company's 7 Reasons To Get Poser 7 campaign.

 border=0 />At the core of Poser 7 are two new figures, Sidney and Simon. Users who purchase the software before its release will get a Special Edition of the software, which includess high-fashion formal clothing for these models, plus a complete casino scene with props, a sports car and other

Poser 7 Special Edition also includes a $10 coupon for the Content Paradise Web store, and a six-month Passport Membership for the site that gives access free and bonus content.

Poser 7 is available for Windows and Mac OS X and costs $249.99 (around £170). Upgrades cost $129.99 (around £88).