Thomas the Tank Engine wasn't the only character added to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, as a new mod has now added in Shrek.
This probably isn't too surprising, given the ogre's popularity and the fact that Activision and FromSoftware have fully embraced the modding community from the start by giving them all of the tools necessary to create whatever they want. This has spawned countless texture and lighting mods that have helped to turn the game into something truly spectacular. While these types of mods certainly garner a lot of attention, this new mod - which replaces the chained ogre with Shrek - might be the best one yet.
While game companies have been hesitant to open their games to modders in the past, it seems that there has been a shift in attitude within the last couple of years. Publishers like Nintendo, Activision, and Microsoft have allowed mods to be added to their games. This shows developers what the game is capable of and also helps to expand the community and increase user involvement in future projects.
Though you might be thinking that this new mod isn't all that impressive given that similar things have been done in the past, it must be noted that this mod isn't just a skin replacement of the chained ogre. Instead, the modder went to great effort to adjust the lighting and detail to make it seem as if Shrek really belongs within the game's environment. Additionally, his movements and attacks are seamless, so you won't see any clipping or flickering.
The mod hasn't gained a lot of traction as of yet, but it is likely only a matter of time before more and more players add it to their games. After all, it makes an already great game even better. Katalash, who also gave us the Thomas the Tank Engine mod, has once again outdone themselves by inserting everyone's favorite ogre into the game.
Though the mod is certainly well done, there are a few things that would be nice to see within it, namely some of Shrek's characteristic catchphrases. Given that Katalash has done something similar before by adding in Thomas the Tank Engine's whistle, it is certainly something that we hope they add in the future.