Some Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 fans have made some sweeping and, quite honestly, brilliant changes to the game’s campaign and Zombies modes. They have created a mod that replaces the main cast of hardened soldiers with JRPG girls.
Using models that have been borrowed from the PC version of 2017 JRPG Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online, the mod sees the gruff military hard men and women replaced with characters that fit neatly into the ‘moe’ sub-genre of anime heroes. Don’t worry: I can’t believe I’m writing this story either, but this is the internet and anything goes, apparently.
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The mod makes the integration of the colourful girls look surprisingly authentic and even lip-syncs them to the game’s dialogue. The voices have not been swapped though, which – and I think we can all agree on this – was the right choice to make.
This mod will certainly appeal to a niche audience but the sheer absurdity of seeing Neptunia’s characters dropped into the ultra-serious world of Call of Duty has a universal appeal. Bizarre projects like this prove that modding is a diverse scene that is far more than just adding higher-res textures to Oblivion.
The Call of Duty: Neptunia Ops III mod, which was picked up on by Kotaku, is available to download now from the Steam Workshop.
Unfortunately, the mod is limited to single-player modes only, due to limitations set by Treyarch. The developer seems unlikely to budge on this point as it would, without a doubt, break the immersion of its carefully crafted near-future sci-fi world, but don’t think that will stop fans from demanding to take their waifus online.
Is this the most ludicrous mod ever? It certainly gives these wacky Skyrim mods a run for their money.