Resident Evil 2 is scarring a whole new generation of gamers with a remake that is arguably even more frightening than it’s first iteration.
The game stars Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield as they attempt to make their way out of a zombie-infested Racoon City alive.
Whilst in the original version of The Game, the massive monster Mr. X didn’t appear until Scenario B, in the new reboot he is on your tale straight away, stalking you throughout the corridors of the RPD and not even giving you a break to finish off a puzzle or two.
But what is his history and where did he come from? Well throughout this video I’ll be breaking down everything that you need to know about the mysterious man. There will be heavy spoilers here, so if you don’t want to know anything about the character then I highly suggest that you turn off now.
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Mr. X Explained
Mr. X also known as the tyrant T-103 was sent into Racoon city in 1998 along with five other versions of the Tyrant. X was primarily tasked with retrieving a sample of the G Virus from Sherry Birkin and to kill the remaining survivors of the RPD something that puts him directly into the path of Leon Kennedy.
When X is dropped into the RPD, the majority of the officers are dead and when Sherry escapes into the sewers, he follows her, Claire, Leon and Ada Wong down there.
In the original Resident Evil 2, after falling into molten metal, T-103 suffered serious burns but managed to climb out of the fiery pit. X becomes one of the games final bosses when he mutates into his Tyrant and loses his jacket. Luckily the survivors were able to kill him with a rocket launcher and escape onto the train where they were confronted by the most mutated form of William Birkin.
In the remake, X wears a fedora at some points to emphasise his covert operation though it does make him look a bit like Oddjob.
X was, of course, the inspiration behind The Nemesis which appears in Resident Evil 3 and this too stalked the characters attempting to kill them.
Unlike the original game however, the remake sees Mr. X stalking you of his own free will. Similar to the Xenomorph from Alien Isolation, X can now move about freely in the game instead of the set pieces that he was confined to in the first version. This freedom of movement makes him infinitely more dangerous and it’s no surprise that players are calling him the scariest monster ever.
Evolution Of Mr. X In Video Games
Over the years, Mr. X has kept relatively the same appearance with his trenchcoat being the most noticeable thing about him. In addition to Resident Evil 2 he has appeared in Gun Survivor, The Darkside Chronicles and Operation Racoon City.
Obviously, Resident Evil 2 will thrust the character back into the limelight and I can’t wait to see fans reactions to the new version of the character.
So, are you excited or terrified to see the return of Mr. X, are you enjoying Resident Evil 2 and what’s your favourite one in the series?
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