Thomas the Tank Engine's popularity only seems to be growing, as he's now been added to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice in a new mod.
Upon its release, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice became a haven for modders due to the fact that FromSoftware and Activision allowed modding right away. This allowed players to come up with some interesting mods for the game. However, one of the most hilarious mods has become the one that replaces the Great Serpent with Thomas the Tank Engine.
Given that the gaming community is always willing to help game creators improve their games in some way, it's exciting to see big publishers like Activision allow mods. It's something that every game company should take into consideration. Sure, it might create some issues with lag and clipping, but a mod like this really helps to jump-start even more creative mods down the road and brings a lot of attention to the game. Sometimes, all a person needs is a proof of concept and the creators of this mod have done that.
Though you might think that this mod simply offers a replacement of the Great Serpent, it turns out to be much more than that. Not only is Thomas the Tank Engine presented to in fantastic detail, but his characteristic whistle can also be heard in the distance before he appears. To make things even more entertaining, it seems like the modders have adjusted the whistle sound to mimic the sound patterns of the Great Serpent as well.
This new mod might not break as much ground as some of the other ones we've seen so far, but based on its views and downloads, it's clear that players are enjoying it. The original creator of the mod, Katalash, hasn't uploaded another alteration to the game yet, but we hope it won't be their last.
However, while the mod is certainly funny, it isn't without its issues. Since Katalash decided to only replace the head of the serpent, this means that might be some instances where Thomas suddenly spins and thrashes around unnaturally.
Hopefully, we'll soon see Thomas in more games.