Third-party companies have been no stranger to Nintendo’s line of toys-to-life figures in the past, from Yacht Club Games with its Shovel Knight amiibo to Capcom with Monster Hunter Stories. According to a new interview with Famitsu, though, Capcom didn’t plan to stop at Monster Hunter: Apparently a line of Resident Evil amiibo was also in the works.
According to Nintendo Everything, which first reported the story, Capcom developer and producer Ryota Niitsuma said amiibo for the Nintendo Switch versions of Resident Evil: Revelations and Resident Evil: Revelations 2 were almost made.
Niitsuma went on to share that HUNK and Lady HUNK were the two characters selected to have figures designed, as they were both well-known in the franchise and played large roles in Revelations’s Raid Mode.
Capcom had gone to the lengths of creating 3D models for the potential amiibo before the idea was scrapped.
“Various circumstances” were behind the decision to end development of the figures, but Revelations director Kōshi Nakanishi expressed some interest in potentially revisiting the idea in the future.
Amiibo support in Resident Evil: Revelations and Resident Evil: Revelations 2 already exists: Players can scan any amiibo figure once per day to gain ammo or points.
However, Niitsuma revealed that scanning Capcom character amiibo (Monster Hunter Stories figures, for instance) will reward players with something a bit better.
Resident Evil: Revelations and Resident Evil: Revelations 2 are available now for Nintendo Switch.
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