A modder turns Nemesis into Santa Claus with a cosmetic mod for the recent Resident Evil 3 remake, though the monster is still just as terrifying.
It’s the season for many ongoing game-as-a-service titles to publish Christmas-themed events. For example, Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch launched its Winter Wonderland 2020 event, which offers players access to a new game mode and unique character costumes. Some video game fans have been celebrating the holiday season in other ways, like one that turned Nemesis from Resident Evil 3 into a terrifying Santa Claus.
The 2020 remake of Capcom’s popular survival horror game, first released in 1999, didn’t receive as much praise as last year’s Resident Evil 2 remake, especially as many felt that the return of Nemesis had less of an impact after the Mr. X from RE2. , has still been popular with the modding communities in particular, with a prominent mod that even turned Jill Valentine into a Fall Guys bean with a STARS beret.
This recent mod from creator Marcos RC has a decidedly more festive slant, turning the monstrous Nemesis into a crude facsimile of the merry Saint Nicholas as the world knows him today. A video uploaded to YouTube on Sunday shows this version of Nemesis chasing Jill through Raccoon City, wearing a Santa hat and a red cape that appears to be made from shredded plastic cloth. It’s a cosmetic mod, but one that could liven up a Resident Evil 3 game this holiday season.
For anyone interested in playing Nemesis Santa Claus, the mod can be downloaded from Marcos RC’s Patreon page for anyone promising $ 5 a month. They have a number of other projects related to Resident Evil 3 and other games like Devil May Cry 5, although some of them are definitely not safe for work.
Marcos RC isn’t the only one creating mods that swap character models for new stories to tell. Earlier this year, SilverEzredes uploaded a mod that turns Jill into Aerith from Square Enix’s Final Fantasy 7 Remake, which is especially fun given the two remakes of classic titles released in 2020, bringing villains like Nemesis and Sephiroth respectively back again. to the spotlight.
However, Resident Evil 3 has also benefited from the jump to next-gen consoles this November. Capcom made the PS5 DualSense controller change the light colors during Resident Evil 3 when Jill takes damage, which is fun for those playing through backward compatibility. That said, most mods will be locked to PC, so fans are unlikely to see Nemesis Santa Claus on PS5 any time soon.
Resident Evil 3 is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, with backward compatibility available for PS5 and Xbox Series X.