Mr X has turned out to be the breakout star of Resident Evil 2's remake (opens in new tab), and how could he not? He's gigantic, he wears a silly hat, and he's got a ludicrously long coat—plus, of course, he spends a not-insignificant portion of Resident Evil 2 implacably stalking the player, never missing an opportunity to punch Leon or Claire really hard.
Twitter's reaction to Mr X has been... really something. Not surprisingly, there are a fair few variants on 'X Gon' Give It To Ya (opens in new tab)', and I have reluctantly laughed at every single one of them. All of them tap into the fright the player feels whenever he turns up, or make fun of his silly coat.
Here's what Andy said about his encounters with Mr X in his review. "The way he walks slowly towards you, unflinching and emotionless, is genuinely unsettling—especially when he suddenly appears at the end of a long corridor. And he's always lurking near items you need to progress, which is brilliantly cruel."
Special thanks to GamesRadar's Rachel Weber, who originally uncovered a number of these.
pic.twitter.com/6fcWrY2NPwJanuary 27, 2019
Resident Evil 2 (2019)(developer Capcom R&D Division 1) pic.twitter.com/dMLrdBN8wKJanuary 27, 2019
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Mr. X is prime meme material #ResidentEvil2 pic.twitter.com/ityPL2kJbwJanuary 27, 2019
Heeeeeeeere's Mr. X--! #ResidentEvil2Remake pic.twitter.com/upoY2h5xURJanuary 26, 2019
Your mentions when you say video games benefit from diversity. pic.twitter.com/n42Zruj57oJanuary 28, 2019
When Mr. X chases you in #ResidentEvil2: pic.twitter.com/pdNOdGOyYQJanuary 25, 2019
Trying to save in the main hall.Hears Mr X footsteps #RE2 pic.twitter.com/TCBUoNveVaJanuary 26, 2019
Mr. X pursuing Leon - Resident Evil 2 (2019) pic.twitter.com/CjrlQ9pryjJanuary 28, 2019
mr. x in the resident evil 2 remake pic.twitter.com/lq6pgsSZRMJanuary 27, 2019
Resident Evil 2 (2019)(developer Capcom R&D Division 1) pic.twitter.com/rJbLctr5txJanuary 29, 2019