Survivor Mini-Games Officially Confirmed for Resident Evil 2 Remake

HUNK and Tofu are officially making a comeback in the upcoming remake.

By Chris Morse

In a social media post early today, Capcom confirmed a little bit of what we uncovered via data mining about Resident Evil 2 over the weekend by officially announcing the return of HUNK and Tofu in the upcoming remake. You may remember these characters from the mini-game modes in the original, dubbed The 4th Survivor and The Tofu Survivor respectively. It was widely believed that both of these modes were making a comeback and today's announcement gives us official confirmation of that fact.

The 4th Survivor opened up in the original Resident Evil 2 after completing both scenarios and the canonical events included within followed Umbrella operative HUNK looking to escape Raccoon City with a sample of the G-Virus. On the not-so-canonical side of things, The Tofu Survivor unlocked after even more replays and allowed you to run through HUNK's scenario as a giant piece of tofu armed only with a knife. Neat, right?

Fortunately for us, these iconic mini-game characters have been revamped in ultra HD for the upcoming remake and we will get to enjoy their adventures once again. It's a safe assumption that these bonus modes will unlock in a similar fashion to the original, but we'll be sure to let you know either way once we get our hands on the final release.

In the meantime, Capcom released a few more photos, apart from the above article image, of the bonus characters in action, so you can check those out for yourself below.

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In case you missed it, you can find a recap of the game's bonus content below, including a look at the deluxe edition, which features additional costumes, reversible slipcover artwork, a special weapon, and even a throwback to the original game’s soundtrack. All pre-orders will also include the classic Jill and Chris models of the Samurai Edge handgun.

The most interesting bonus costume for the deluxe edition, in our opinion, is Claire’s "Elza Walker" outfit. Long-time fans of the series may remember this name and look from the unreleased beta version of Resident Evil 2, dubbed Resident Evil 1.5 by fans. Back then, the game was far along in development before the concept was scrapped and Capcom settled on the classic game we all know and love, which is, of course, the one now being remade.

Claire also has a military outfit while she and Leon both have a special "Noir" costume. The latter very much gives us a vibe for The Evil Within. Leon's other bonus costume, the "Arklay Sheriff" outfit, pays homage to The Walking Dead and gives our rookie police officer the more polished look of Rick Grimes.

Also included in the deluxe edition is Albert Wesker's Samurai Edge, which seems to always make an appearance in newer Resident Evil games, a reversible slipcover featuring Leon on one side and Claire on the other, and finally, a retro soundtrack swap that allows you play through this remake while listening to the classic ambience of the original game

Resident Evil 2 arrives on January 25th, 2019 and will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

About the Author

Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo