As many gamers will likely attest, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice's bosses are some of the most formidable foes that they have ever faced while playing a video game due to From Software having created a veritable murderer's row of top-tier enemy types to test players' abilities. While that may be seen as the case for some, one fan decided that the action-adventure title would stand to benefit from a mod that adds Thomas the Tank Engine to the roster of Sekiro's bosses.
Thanks to the work of the modder Katalash, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice's Great Serpent has been reskinned to represent the fictional steam locomotive from the beloved children's books, The Railway Series, by the Reverend Wilbert Awdry, and the British television program Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends. Not only does the gigantic snake boss in the game look like Thomas the Tank Engine with the mod applied, but also the serpent's hisses have been replaced with Thomas' train whistles.
For those unaware, mods featuring Thomas have become something of a running gag within the modding community and among gamers, with another recent example of the sentient train getting added into a game being Resident Evil 2's Thomas the Tank Engine mod. Much like with the aforementioned Sekiro mod, the one for RE2 takes one of the game's bosses - in this case, Mr. X - and turns him into Thomas.
Beyond this recently created Thomas the Tank Engine mod for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the From Software title has had its fair share of more useful fan-made creations conjured up by the modding community. For instance, there's one mod that gives Sekiro an unofficial photo mode, another which unlocks the frame rate on PC so that the game achieves 60 FPS, and there's even a mod that helps players with challenging boss fights by making an easy mode of sorts.
All things considered, there's a good chance that many of those who have already beaten Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice on PC will wind up giving this Thomas the Tank Engine mod a try for a laugh. And it's safe to say that plenty more Thomas the Tank Engine mods will be made for other newer releases in the future just to keep the joke rolling.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.