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A Sekiro mod adds the one thing that makes all games better: more Nier

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Chris Plante co-founded Polygon in 2012 and is now editor-in-chief. He co-hosts The Besties, is a board member of the Frida Cinema, and created NYU’s first games journalism course.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is one of the best games of 2019, and it has been made even better by a surprisingly busy, and silly, mod community.

Mods have helped players tweak the difficulty, improve the graphics, and play as Shrek. But I am particularly fond of one of the newest mods, which merges maybe the best game of this year with arguably the best game of any year.

Yes friends, it is time to talk about Nier: Automata! One of our favorite games of 2017 and favorite concerts of 2018 now makes a play for favorite mod of 2019.

The new Sekiro mod adds co-protagonist YoRHa No. 2 Type B, or 2B for short. While she isn’t accompanied by companion 9S or a bullet-spewing drone, this version of 2B is still an expert in sword combat. She wields the familiar katanas. A note to potential modders: the mod is entirely visual, so you’ll still get dear Sekiro’s voice echoing from this murderous robot.

The mod is by Forsakensilver, and can be downloaded on NexusMods.

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