Worlds collide on this Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice character-swapping mod
It occurred once more! A participant’s random innocuous Reddit gaming clip despatched me down a (fortunately on this case pretty small however nonetheless fascinating) rabbit gap. Now it’s your flip!
Scrolling by means of r/darksouls within the calm earlier than the February storm, I caught an intriguing title — Havel: Rocks Die Twice — atop an much more engaging clip. The footage confirmed Havel the Rock, one among Darkish Souls‘ favourite sons, dealing with off in opposition to Genichiro Ashina, one among many oh-shit-oh-shit-oh-shit encounters in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
What sorcery is that this, f3m_gyro?
Because of the DS3 Customization Pack 1 mod, it’s potential to play Sekiro with a number of acquainted Darkish Souls III armor units — together with the Silver Knight set, the Dragonslayer armor, Solaire’s humble apparel, and sure, the Havel plating. He’s cumbersome but nimble.
Very like Sekiro correct, this mod from Forsakensilver (with assists from TKGP and Zulie the Witch) isn’t new or something. Nevertheless it’s so cool. Whereas it’s neat sufficient to come back throughout character swaps on Nexus Mods, I often have to see a well-staged screenshot or ideally a great gameplay clip to actually get excited. This specific scene — a memorable battle in opposition to a fierce multi-phase foe on prime of a fort — is spot-on. (For the complete impact, there’s additionally Darkish Souls III Weapon Replacements mod for Sekiro.)
That stated, I additionally obtained a kick out of seeing Havel the Rock go toe-to-toe with one other massive lug: a sure passionate household man who’s obtained a few of my favourite lore in all of Sekiro.
You know the way I stated I solely spent just a little time poking round on-line? Not precisely true.
Whereas it was easy sufficient to search out the mod that made this clip potential, I nonetheless ended up refreshing myself on the methods during which From Software program’s video games don’t — or possibly do??? — intersect. Not each final morsel of media wants a shared universe, however connective tissue may be enjoyable. I can’t wait to circle again on this dialog post-Elden Ring.
On the opposite aspect of the SoulSekiro coin, there’s the matter of our boy Wolf. Somebody crunched the numbers on how properly Sekiro‘s stoic protagonist would fare in opposition to the Darkish Souls collection’ freakish bosses and I’m past right here for it. How splendidly obsessive.