Resident Evil 4 Remake mod swaps in TLOU’s Joel and Ellie for Leon and Ashley

The Last of Us' Joel and Ellie in the Resident Evil 4 Remake.
Credit: xRaq on Nexus Mods.

The Last of Us' Joel and Ellie in the Resident Evil 4 Remake.
Credit: xRaq on Nexus Mods.

With the remake of Resident Evil 4 having arrived late last month, it’s still a great time to be a horror game buff in search of something to play with the lights off and scare yourself silly.

Some of these fearless fans are currently getting their fright fix by setting the game to the highest difficulty possible, picking out their favourite weapon to do damage to bloodthirsty enemies with and setting off on a quest to achieve 100% completion, but others are seeking out other interesting ways to spice up their playthroughs.

One way to do just that is by downloading mods, which can add the likes of the Super Mario brothers or a mouse version of Ashley to the game, or, in the case of a new mod that’s just arrived on the Nexus, Joel and Ellie from The Last of Us.

Do you fancy trying to fight through the Resident Evil 4 Remake as the iconic duo from The Last of Us?

The mod in question, as you might have predicted, is called ‘Joel and Ellie’ and is the work of modder xRaq. Some of their previous projects have made Ashley look like she’s just walked out of a business meeting and given you the chance to play through Resident Evil Village as Lady Dimitrescu.

This time, they’ve swapped out Leon and Ashley for another infected-battling pair who’re used to shooting their way through creepy locales and hostile environments.

With Joel taking on the role of Leon, you’ll seemingly be tasked with taking control of him to blast your way through the Spanish countryside, with Ellie serving as a very capable sidekick, though without some of the combat prowess she regularly exudes in the real Last of Us games.

Though, while you don’t get the option of unleashing Ellie’s rage on hordes of plague-infected villagers, the mod does seemingly offer you the chance to choose between a few different outfits for the pair of survivors, helping you personalise the experience a little bit.

On the other hand, if you’re after a chance to make the game a little bit more surreal and amusing via a character swap, it might be worth checking out another recently released mod, zalteredbeastz’s ‘Cops’.

As you can see in the video below, this rather amusing work swaps the character models of Leon and Ashley with the pair of Spanish police officers from the game’s intro, allowing you to enjoy a weird and slightly janky alternate universe version of Resi 4.

Regardless of whether you’re now taking on Salazar’s horrific minions as either hard-hitting Joel or a terrified cop, make sure to check out our massive array of helpful guides and updates on DLC for the Resident Evil 4 Remake.

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