During Apple’s recent iPhone event, the company announced their latest push into the gaming market, revealing that a bunch of full-on console titles would be making their way onto Apple’s latest and great iPhone 15 Pros. At the time, no release dates were given, though we now know when the first of these console games are set to arrive – with Resident Evil Village launching next month.
As reported by Gematsu, Capcom have officially announced the release date for Resident Evil Village on iPhones and iPad, revealing that the game will arrive just in time for Halloween on the 30th of October. While we do not yet have full pricing details, in Japan the base game will cost 4990 yen (converted to £27.50), with the Winters’ Expansion costing an additional 2000 yen (£11.02). That said, there will be some form of trial, with the opening sequences being playable for free.
Another Capcom title set to come to iPhone is the recently-released Resident Evil 4 Remake. No release date was provided (though is still promised to be coming some time this year), but the game’s price was revealed with the remake set to cost 7990 yen (£44.03) plus an additional 1000 yen (£5.51) for the Separate Ways DLC. Just like with Village however, the early portions of the game will be free to try out.
The mobile gaming market has historically been relatively cheap when compared to console gaming (not including microtransactions), and so it will be curious to see how these games perform on mobile.
Even the most premium mobile ports have typically landed at around £20 or less, and so to see a game such as RE4 Remake costing more than double that is interesting indeed. That said, bringing these massive AAA games to mobile is an exciting development and so hopefully more studios follow suit.
KitGuru says: What do you think of Apple’s latest gaming push? Are you planning on picking up either of these games? What do you think of the price? Let us know down below.