I’ve said it before, but modders are one of my absolute favourite things about gaming. Whether they’re putting Randy Savage into Skyrim or Biggie Smalls into Fallout 4, their creativity and resourcefulness always astounds me.
This time, they’ve only gone and put beloved children’s character Thomas The Tank Engine into Monster Hunter World, and the results are about as spine-tingilingly horrid as you’d expect.
We have UberGrainy to thank for this particular mod, charmingly called the “Thomas the Eater of Elder Dragons mod” which replaces the monstrous elder dragon Nergigante with the somehow even more monstrous locomotive.
You might ask what’s so terrifying about a train, but anyone who’s ever tried to get out of Manchester Piccadilly station during rush hour will know that they’re not to be taken lightly.
The fact Thomas isn’t really animated at all just makes it even more disturbing to be honest. Check him out in action in the video below.
In other Monster Hunter World news, it was recently announced that The Witcher’s Geralt of Rivia will be crossing over into the beast slaying game as part of a new expansion.
That’s an official expansion mind you, not another mod. You can check out the trailer for that just below.
After all, it’s always nice to see more of Geralt, especially since we’re definitely done with The Witcher for the foreseeable future. Between Soul Calibur VI and Monster Hunter World, it’s nice to see he’s keeping busy.
If anyone can take Thomas the Tank Engine (AKA Thomas the Destroyer) down once and for all, my money’s on the White Wolf himself.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.