Resident Evil Village and Resident Evil 4 are making their way to the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max

Resident Evil Village and Resident Evil 4 are making their way to the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max

Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil Village are coming to iOS later this year. But, before you get too excited, in terms of mobile, it's only releasing for the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, apparently thanks to the power of the A17 Pro chipset.

So unless you're willing to fork out for the latest and greatest of Apple's lineup, you won't be playing these two Resis on your phone any time soon. All is not lost, though, if the idea of playing these stellar survival horrors on the go is appealing. Resi 4 will run on every iPad and Mac with the M1 chip or later, while Village works with the iPad Air and iPad Pro with the M1 chip or later.

The ports promise support for a variety of controllers, although none were specifically mentioned. Naturally, it will also offer multi-touch on-screen controls, giving you a few ways to enjoy these games.

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While I still have a few minor reservations about these games coming to mobile – for instance, how many people are going to drop their shiny new iPhone at an unexpected jump scare? – it certainly serves as another reminder of how quickly technology has progressed.

On mobile, we're used to getting ports of some fantastic indie games or older classics that, while impressive, you can comprehend why they would now run on phones. Resident Evil Village is a triple-A offering that only released two years ago. For someone in their thirties, that basically feels like yesterday. While it's limited to two high-end iPhones for now, it probably won't be long before it's standard on most new phones.

Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil Village will launch on the App Store later this year, although no specific release date has been announced yet. The games will be free-to-play with a single in-app purchase available to unlock the full version.

Not planning on getting the iPhone 15 Pro? No problem. There are plenty of excellent horror games on iOS

Stephen Gregson-Wood
Stephen Gregson-Wood
Stephen brings both a love of games and a very formal-sounding journalism qualification to the Pocket Gamer team.