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Capcom almost made Resident Evil amiibo

Posted on December 2, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

Capcom has created its own amiibo in the past. For Monster Hunter Stories in Japan, the company came out with several different figures. You might be interested to know that Capcom has also toyed around with potential amiibo for another one of its prominent franchises.

In an interview with Famitsu this week, Capcom reveals that Resident Evil amiibo almost happened. In talking about the new Switch releases, Ryota Niitsuma told the magazine that they planned to make figures for Resident Evil Revelations. The team went until the phase where they made the 3D models and could pose them.

Famitsu asked if the characters Capcom had been considering were Jill and Claire. But actually, they decided on HUNK and Lady HUNK. These characters were selected when thinking of well-known Resident Evil characters that also have a big role in Revelations’ Raid Mode.

So what happened? That’s not entirely clear. Niizuma only said that “various circumstances” caused Capcom to pull the plug. However, original Resident Evil Revelations director Koushi Nakanishi did indicate that he still has some interest in making the amiibo, so maybe it’s something that could be revisited in the future.

The Resident Evil Revelations games on Switch do actually feature amiibo support – just not with their own original figures. Once per day, you can obtain ammo or points. Niizuma shared another interesting tidbit in the interview. Any amiibo can be scanned, but if you use ones that are Capcom characters, you can get something slightly better. So if you happen to have any imported Monster Hunter Stories amiibo lying around, try scanning them and see what happens.

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  • Locky Mavo

    Resident Evil amiibo, WTH? That sounds awesome! They should totally still do that! And please localize the MH Stories amiibo too please.

  • Jaxon Holden

    Dude? I want a Jill amiibo!!!

    I have the MH Stories amiibo though. And Ryu and Mega Man.

  • Kikiki899

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  • theFooFighter

    Make amiibo just not for revelations 1&2. They’re not bad games but people would loose their s*it for re1-4 amiibo. I would buy a re4 Leon S Kennedy amiibo in a heartbeat. Why go all out for re revelations when you have legitimate classics on your hands it’s like if Nintendo made Metroid amiibo for the federation force troopers, morph ball Samus from that pinball game and Adam from other m just why?

    • Dylan W

      How about bringing the remakes of 1 and 2 as well as 3, Code: Veronica, and 4 to the Switch while they’re at it? It probably wouldn’t take that much optimization to work on the Switch considsering how old some of those games are.

  • Puffdaddy

    I want a Jill Amiibo though. I don’t care about Hunk or Lady Hunk…

    • Vinicius

      I would preffer a Jill sandwich.

  • Pachirisu

    i’d love to have a Chris and Jill amiibo sitting on my shelf.

    hope Capcom comes to their senses with the switch and gives us a new RE game for the switch like they did in 2012 on the 3DS with Revelations, that’d be cool.

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  • Zeebor

    … WHY HUNK THOUGH?!

    • Billy Bob Throrton

      that’s even more bizarre than the headline.
      It would have made more sense to have famous character amiibos from throughout the series(Barry) that unlock that character for raid mode,Ghosts n Goblins mode and give you herbs once a day.

  • Dylan W

    Well, we have Mega Man and Ryu amiibos so we still have Capcom amiibos. Time to use Mega Man in Resident Evil Revelations!

    • Lol you are right! Will be cool if you can scaned.

  • Exy

    Man, that was a close one. They almost made some money from Nintendo fans.

  • Max

    Leon Kennedy is bae

  • Travis Touchdown

    Scanning the Chris Amiibo should let you punch boulders in BOTW.

  • dathip

    I want a rebecca chambers or barry burton amiibo!

  • R.Z.

    They probably had to drop the idea when their superiors told them what the company’s policy towards the Switch actually was …
    “No, no, we’re testing !”
    馃槢
    I would buy a Jill amiibo.
    I would buy a Leon amiibo.
    I would even buy an amiibo of that guy who looked like lt. Columbo from RE:R
    But Hunk … I would have a hard time telling what game he’s from, I had to look him up on Google.