The level of enthusiasm that welcomed the return of Resident Evil 2 Remake is second only to the number of mods dedicated to one of the most iconic characters in the series, the monstrous Mr. X. The modder community has, in fact, replaced the giant with a great variety of pop culture characters.
This time it’s the turn of Pennywise, the terrible clown of Stephen King’s IT series. In a video posted on Twitter by the user clxireredfield we can see the famous clown Pennywise chasing the players on the streets of Raccoon City, just like Mr. X would do, with disturbing circus music accompanying the action whenever the danger arises is approaching.
It is not the first time that the clown, the brainchild of the American writer, appears in a video game: Pennywise was already the protagonist in Far Cry 5 and in the beta of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Fortnite has recently introduced balloons, which are a clear reference to IT.
From his, Mr. X has already been replaced with a myriad of characters: among the best mods, we remember that of the Trenino Thomas. Other mods allowed to play with characters like Cloud of Final Fantasy 7 or 2B of Nier: Automata.