Resident Evil Amiibos for Nintendo Consoles a Future Possibility

Capcom at one point planned to release Amiibos to coincide with the release of Resident Evil Revelations on the Nintendo Switch.

By L.B. Lubomski

Image via Capcom & Resident Evil Wiki CC / BY

In a recent interview with Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, Capcom producer Ryota Niitsuma revealed that Resident Evil amiibos were planned at one point. The company has previously released their own figurines for properties such as Street Fighter and Monster Hunter. The Resident Evil amiibos in question would have been of fan-favorite Umbrella Security Service agent HUNK and Lady HUNK, a female version that serves as an alternate outfit in the game's Raid Mode. Amiibos are of course Nintendo's successful take on the collectible "toys to life" model, figures with the added bonus of adding or unlocking special content in games when scanned. Interestingly enough, the Resident Evil Revelations collection on the Switch features support for amiibos, so perhaps it is possible that we will see some from the survival horror franchise released in the future.

I personally do not collect amiibos, but such figurines based on the Resident Evil franchise would likely be the fuel to get me to start a collection.

About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.