Tofu is a secret character from original Resident Evil 2. It also appears in Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles as an enemy in the secret mode.
Other Resident Evil 2 Guides:
- Resident Evil 2 – Leon’s Desk / Safe Codes and Lockers
- Resident Evil 2 – Controls for PC/PS4/Xbox One
- Resident Evil 2 – Raccoon Achievement Guide
- Resident Evil 2 – Achievement Guide
How to Unlock Secret Tofu Character
1. Complete storyline for Leon.
2. Unlock second run mode and complete storyline for Clair.
3. Unlock true ending and new storyline 4th Survivor, complete that storyline as Hunk.
4. Unlock Tofu survivor, coolest easter egg of original Resident Evil 2.
Now you can play as a Tofu! Enjoy!
History of a character
Resident Evil 2
Initially conceived and created by Capcom to test the game’s collision detection, Tofu was given its own minigame, The Tofu Survivor, as a parody of Hunk’s The Fourth Survivor. To unlock the Tofu scenario, you must have unlocked The Fourth Survivor, and cleared the Leon A/Claire B storyline 3 times with an A ranking.
Tofu goes through exactly the same environment that Hunk does, complete with Hunk’s cutscene voice. Tofu is armed only with a knife and a few herbs, but it can also take more damage than human characters. Tofu will instead change color when it takes damage, going from white to blood red when on danger and dark pink when poisoned.
Whenever Tofu is attacked, it swears in the Kansai Japanese dialect, and when it is killed, it mutters “farewell” in Japanese. Ironically, things don’t end up very well for Tofu, because Hunk is shown eating a part of it aboard the chopper in the ending FMV.
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
Tofu appears briefly in the “secret mode” in Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles. It replaces zombies with Tofu as you fight from the Raccoon Police Station’s courtyard to the crashed truck appearing at the beginning of Resident Evil 2 (Zombies and Zombie Dogs are seen chasing down Tofu ‘zombies’ at one point though). The player character is Claire Redfield armed only with a handgun.
Tofu was supposed to be in Marvel vs. Capcom 3, but did not make the cut.
Tofu can be unofficially used in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis by hacking the game, its files are leftover/ported along with some of its sounds, it might imply that Tofu was originally planned to be playable at some point during the development of the game, other survivors player data are included too, such as Dario and Brad.
In Super Ultra Dead Rising 3′ Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX Plus Alpha, if a player touches a blue T, the player turns into Tofu.
A real Tofu was given to guests present at a Capcom livestream in January 2019 as part of the Biohazard RE:2 x Otokomae Tofu Shop collaboration.
There are a lot of other different bonuses & outfits in the game to unlock for completing various challenges. But now you know what to do in order to unlock iconic tofu’s model.
I’m assuming last 4 skins are for tofu as well, because “Grim Reaper” challenge is related to 4th Survivor mode.
I hope this guide was helpful and you learned something new. Enjoy your new outfit!