The Hunter-R is a Hunter variant that appears in the Resident Evil: Outbreak games. This variant of the Hunter resembles a humanoid crocodile, with a more elongated muzzle and scaly spikes all over its back. Several R-types were bred in Umbrella's laboratory beneath Raccoon City and escaped amidst the chaos brought on by the T-virus outbreak in the city. They killed several researchers before they were stopped by a rapid drop in temperature in their lab wing. The frozen Hunters were thawed out after a group of refugees from the outbreak ventured into the labs and raised the temperature again. They were able to take out the creatures first, luckily.
The Hunter-R is lighter and more nimble than the original Alpha model and uses its claws to quickly slash the throats of its prey.