Resident Evil Village mods let players fight their childhood icons
If you loved Thomas the Tank Engine as a kid, consider pasting his face onto Lady Dimitrescu's big tall body with Crazy Potato's "Countess Theodora" mod for "Resident Evil Village."
The intrigue: "Resident Evil Village" is currently only available as a timed, hour-long demo, but that hasn't stopped modders from turning beloved childhood characters into eldritch terrors.
The big picture: Sites like Nexus Mods are a place for players to showcase their ingenuity and skills by manipulating games in ways developers never intended.
- Players are already replacing weapons with flyswatters, or swapping in other playable characters ahead of the game's May 7 release. Modders have even figured out how to reset the demo's timer for longer playtimes.
But the really fun stuff turns the game into a different kind of horror show.
- It's not the first time Thomas has terrified players in a "Resident Evil" game. Modders transformed Mr. X into Thomas the Tank Engine, big blue body and all.
Modder Marcos RC turned big purple dinosaur Barney into a slobbering, spitting monster players have to fend off. Why? "Somehow it is very scary," Marcos told Axios. I certainly don't like it.
- Marcos has also added Pennywise from "It" into the demo and intends to port the demo mods to the game's final version.
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