Today at gamescom 2010, Microsoft premiered the first wave of Xbox LIVE games launching on Windows Phone 7 this holiday. Windows Phone 7 will have a Games hub featuring Xbox LIVE, and Xbox LIVE games on Windows Phone 7 will be specially selected from the top names in mobile, PC and console game development. More info:
Windows Phone 7 also will be supported by content from Microsoft Game Studios (MGS), providing strong first-party gaming titles and intellectual property for the phone. For Xbox fans, this means that Windows Phone 7 will offer companion titles to familiar names, such as ?Halo: Waypoint,? and ?Crackdown 2,? extending the experience of their favorite Xbox 360 franchises.
The first wave of launch portfolio titles for Windows Phone 7 includes Xbox LIVE games from the likes of Gameloft, Konami, Namco Bandai, PopCap and THQ. Whether you choose to play a gem of a puzzler with ?Bejeweled LIVE? (PopCap), bring down the house with ?Guitar Hero 5? (Glu Mobile), fight off a destructive alien invasion in ?The Harvest? (MGS), paint your way out of a corner with ?Max and the Magic Marker? (PressPlay) or defend your city in ?Crackdown 2: Project Sunburst? (MGS), the first wave of games announced in the launch portfolio of Xbox LIVE games on Windows Phone 7 has something for every mobile gamer:
Screen and title for The Harvest:
? ?3D Brick Breaker Revolution? (Digital Chocolate)
? ?Age of Zombies? (Halfbrick)
? ?Armor Valley? (Prot?g? Games)
? ?Asphalt 5? (Gameloft)
? ?Assassins Creed? (Gameloft)
? ?Bejeweled? LIVE? (PopCap)
? ?Bloons TD? (Digital Goldfish)
? ?Brain Challenge? (Gameloft)
? ?Bubble Town 2? (i-Play)
? ?Butterfly? (Press Start Studio)
? ?CarneyVale Showtime? (MGS)
? ?Castlevania? (Konami)
? ?Crackdown 2: Project Sunburst? (MGS)
? ?De Blob Revolution? (THQ)
? ?Deal or No Deal 2010? (i-Play)
? ?Earthworm Jim? (Gameloft)
? ?Fast & Furious 7? (i-Play)
? ?Fight Game Rivals? (Rough Cookie)
? ?Finger Physics? (Mobliss Inc.)
? ?Flight Control? (Namco Bandai)
? ?Flowerz? (Carbonated Games)
? ?Frogger? (Konami)
? ?Fruit Ninja? (Halfbrick)
? ?Game Chest-Board? (MGS)
? ?Game Chest-Card? (MGS)
? ?Game Chest-Logic? (MGS)
? ?Game Chest-Solitaire? (MGS)
? ?GeoDefense? (Critical Thought)
? ?Ghostscape? (Psionic)
? ?Glow Artisan? (Powerhead Games)
? ?Glyder 2? (Glu Mobile)
? ?Guitar Hero 5? (Glu Mobile)
? ?Halo Waypoint? (MGS)
? ?Hexic Rush? (Carbonated Games)
? ?I Dig It? (InMotion)
? ?iBlast Moki? (Godzilab)
? ?ilomilo? (MGS)
? ?Implode XL? (IUGO)
? ?Iquarium? (Infinite Dreams)
? ?Jet Car Stunts? (True Axis)
? ?Let?s Golf 2? (Gameloft)
? ?Little Wheel? (One click dog)
? ?Loondon? (Flip N Tale)
? ?Max and the Magic Marker? (PressPlay)
? ?Mini Squadron? (Supermono Limited)
? ?More Brain Exercise? (Namco Bandai)
? ?O.M.G.? (Arkedo)
? ?Puzzle Quest 2? (Namco Bandai)
? ?Real Soccer 2? (Gameloft)
? ?The Revenants? (Chaotic Moon)
? ?Rise of Glory? (Revo Solutions)
? ?Rocket Riot? (Codeglue)
? ?Splinter Cell Conviction? (Gameloft)
? ?Star Wars: Battle for Hoth? (THQ)
? ?Star Wars: Cantina? (THQ)
? ?The Harvest? (MGS)
? ?The Oregon Trail? (Gameloft)
? ?Tower Bloxx NY? (Digital Chocolate)
? ?Twin Blades? (Press Start Studio)
? ?UNO? (Gameloft)
? ?Women?s Murder Club: Death in Scarlet? (i-Play)
? ?Zombie Attack!? (IUGO)
? ?Zombies!!!!? (Babaroga)
Additional titles in the launch portfolio will be released between now and the Windows Phone 7 launch this holiday season; once the phone launches, new Xbox LIVE titles also will be added to the games portfolio every week.
Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone 7 unlocks a world of games and fun and directly connects you to a global community of more than 25 million active Xbox LIVE members. These include:
? Avatars. Connect to your Xbox LIVE profile and Avatar, or create a new one if you don?t already have an Avatar or Xbox LIVE profile; take your 3-D Avatar and props with you on the phone with full closet access.
? Friends. Bring your Xbox LIVE friends with you everywhere; compare Achievements, challenge rivals to your favorite game, and even see who?s online and what they?re doing on their consoles, PCs or phones.
? Game access. Easily view and launch your full game library from a single location; find, try and buy new games either in the Marketplace or Games hub.
? Achievements. Earn, view and track Achievements, view Xbox LIVE leaderboards and build your Gamerscore across Xbox 360 and Windows Phone 7 ? every time you play an Xbox LIVE title.
? Messaging. Communicate with all of your Xbox LIVE friends, any time you want, through Xbox LIVE messages.
? Multiplayer. Invite, connect and play against friends on other Windows Phone 7 phones or the PC with turn-based (asynchronous) multiplayer gaming.
? Spotlight. Access Xbox LIVE Spotlight feeds, including the latest game titles, breaking news from Xbox LIVE, game tips and tricks, and more.
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