Now you can play Resident Evil 2 as Ciri

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Not content with playing the Resident Evil 2 remake as Barry Burton (opens in new tab) or 2B from Nier Automata (opens in new tab)? No worries, because now you can play as Ciri from The Witcher 3 instead.

This mod (opens in new tab), via Wiwilz, replaces Claire with everyone's favorite witcheress and swaps out the combat knife for her sword Zireal. (Although the sword will still appear sheathed on her back while you're stabbing up a zombie with an identical copy of it, but let's gloss over that.) 

The modder notes you'll need fluffyquack's mod manager to install it, and that rigging the head mesh for facial animations is still a work-in-progress. If you want to run around Raccoon City as the Lion Cub of Cintra, here you go (opens in new tab).

If you haven't played RE2 before, here's our guide to 8 things you should know before playing Resident Evil 2: Remake (opens in new tab).

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.