Resident Evil 2 lets you play as a giant block of tofu
Do you want to play as tofu?
Resident Evil 2 has always been a strange game. It featured some strange characters and stranger situations. With the new version coming out in a few weeks, Capcom seems to have increased the bizarre additions to the game. Today, the company announced that you can also play as tofu in the Resident Evil 2 remake. Yes, tofu, the food. That wasn't written in error.
"The Tofu Survivor" is basically a parody of "The 4th Survivor," otherwise known as Hunk. According to the official description, instead of "Hunk," you play as a giant block of tofu, which is a nod to the character found in the original PlayStation 1 game. The goal is to escape Raccoon City by reaching the helicopter before the timer runs out. Tofu might seem hilarious, but it's going to be quite challenging. You're only armed with a combat rifle and some questionable "herbs." I'm pretty sure this is even harder than The 4th Survivor, but we'll have to find out on January 25, 2019.
At the PlayStation E3 2018 reveal, it was unclear if the game was a PlayStation 4 exclusive or coming to other platforms. Luckily, we reached out to Capcom and the team provided us with confirmation that Resident Evil 2 was indeed coming to Xbox One, with Xbox One X enhancements in tow. The Xbox Store lists Resident Evil 2 as a "4K Ultra HD" title. In an interview with GamingBolt, Capcom Brand Manager Mike Lunn said players also get a 60 FPS option. However, it looks like the Xbox One X may achieve 4K 60 FPS all the time from early analyses of the "One-Shot Demo."
Resident Evil 2 originally launched in 1998 and is considered a cult classic. The title features tense exploration and puzzle-solving gameplay that are staples in the series even to this day. For those unfamiliar with the story, players join rookie police officer Leon Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield, who are thrust together by a disastrous outbreak in Raccoon City. The illness transforms the population into deadly zombies who just want to kill.
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