July 27, 2009
We first showed you proof that an iPhone port of Resident Evil 4 existed exactly two weeks ago. The excitement was short-lived, however, since the game was released in the Japanese App Store, but then pulled not long after. Today the game has made a reappearance, and this time it's available in the U.S. App Store and it's here to stay. Resident Evil 4 was originally released in early 2005 for the Nintendo Gamecube, but it eventually made its way to other platforms. It was universally acclaimed by critics everywhere, with many claiming it to be one of the best survival horror games ever made, so you can understand the excitement surrounding its iPhone release even if it isn't exactly the same game from 2005. The iPhone version of Resident Evil 4 is based off another mobile version originally created for a Japanese mobile phone company. The game features the usual over-the-shoulder third-person shooter gameplay that you have come to expect from the series, and with that comes the usual "stop and pop" shooting mechanic. Resident Evil 4 also features some decent looking 3D graphics, location-based damage, shake to reload, and a mercenary mode, which was first introduced on the mobile version of the game. The biggest drawback of this port is exactly that, it's a port. It wasn't created specifically for the iPhone, so it contains a trimmed down story with no voice overs. This truly is a mobile version of a great classic, so you must take it for what it is. Resident Evil 4 is now available in the App Store for $7.99. Embedded below is a gameplay video for Resident Evil 4, which was released when the game first appeared in the Japanese App Store a couple of weeks ago.
Resident Evil 4: PLATINUM