New Resident Evil 2 Mod Replaces Mr. X With Thomas The Tank Engine


Since arriving back in January, the near-universal consensus is that Capcom has knocked it out of the park with their remake of Resident Evil 2 and its famous cast, but there’s one particular character that’s stood – quite literally – head and shoulders above the rest.

Of course, we’re talking about the iconic Mr. X, the T-Virus infused bioweapon sent out by Umbrella to seek and destroy any survivors of the Raccoon City incident. Over the past month or so, he’s rocketed to stardom thanks, in no small part, to his stylish dress sense and a number of hilarious mods.

And just when you thought you’d seen them all, along comes modders ZombieAli and DJPop to bring us an awesome new alteration to RE2 that replaces Mr. X with none other than Thomas the Tank Engine. This is far from the character’s first video game appearance, as he’s also shown up as a mod in Skyrim and Monster Hunter World, among others, but his inclusion in Resident Evil 2 is rather amusing and you can see it for yourself down below.

Pretty awesome, eh? After watching this, we can only imagine what kind of other insane mods await Resident Evil 2 in the months to come. There are obvious things such as having Leon and Claire appear like their counterparts in RE 4, RE 6, CODE: Veronica and Revelations 2, but with some of the stuff we’ve been seeing surface lately, it looks like the community is having a lot of fun with the game and we expect many more wacky and wild mods to pop up in no time at all.

But mods can only go so far and what the fanbase is really eager for is news on what the series will put forth next. A Resident Evil 3: Nemesis remake is apparently on the table, while we’ve heard that Resident Evil 8 is already in development, too. And though Capcom’s keeping quiet on any official details, we imagine it won’t be too long now before the developer’s ready to open up.