Overseas the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play has hit the stores with dozens of games at launch. In the U.S., Verizon Wireless will be the first carrier to offer the Xperia Play officially, and as of a week ago, there were only 6 games pre-installed on the Android smartphone.
Check out our gaming demo of the Xperia Play from CTIA:
Here are some of the highlighted games as described in today's launch release:
Assassins Creed Altair?s Chronicles HD ? one of the most popular gaming franchises, with action, puzzles and stealth gameplay set in the Middle East of the Crusades Need for Speed ? Grab the wheel of the fastest, hottest, and most powerful cars in the world. One of the most successful video game franchises of all time. Tom Clancy?s Splinter Cell? The latest instalment in this key franchise. Special Forces operative and renegade Sam Fisher returns to fight a corrupt secret agency. Dungeon Defenders Second Wave ? stunning graphics, intense gameplay and exclusive on Xperia PLAY. Gun Bros ? choose your weapon and join the ?Freakishly Rugged? action heroes Percy and Francis Gun as they take on a terrifying menagerie of alien beings. Galaxy on Fire 2 ? escape into space with hours of deep gameplay and mind blowing graphics in this space exploration game. Guns ?n? Glory ? you lead a gang of bandits in this popular and award-winning casual tower defence game with a hilarious western theme. Worms ? send your worm platoons into battle in this award-winning turn-based strategy game. Zenonia 2 ? The lost memories ? Classic and popular RPG. Numerous quests following an epic storyline. Backstab ? An epic 3rd person pirate adventure that incorporates intense sword fights and other dynamic combat modes. Launching on April 14th exclusively on Xperia? PLAY. N.O.V.A.2 ? Awesome graphics, intense multiplayer gameplay, this First-Person Shooter makes its Android debut exclusively on Xperia PLAY.
In addition Sony Ericsson confirms that Asphalt 6 ? the latest instalment of one of the leading and top-selling racing games will be available for free exclusively on Xperia PLAY.
There is also a range of PlayStation original games available at launch (in selected markets initially). These are comprised of a pre-install of the PS One classic Crash Bandicoot and a further 5 PlayStation original games available to download via the PlayStation pocket application in Xperia PLAY.
Cool Boarders 2 ? Time to pick up that snowboard again and rip through the snow with 16 intense racetracks Destruction Derby ? Original car carnage. Buckle yourself into a new car and destroy it but send your opponents to the junkyard first. Jumping Jack Flash ? A first person platformer like no other. Leap around 6 colourful worlds in the cockpit of a robotic rabbit, hunting for the evil galactic property developer Baron Aloha MediEvil ? Resurrected 100 years later you have returned to defeat the sorcerer Zarok. Perhaps the world?s least worthy hero, you set out to save the land once again?for the first time. Syphon Filter ? Become Gabe Logan: guerilla war expert. A man on a personal crusade to bring down an international terrorist ring and eliminate a deadly virus.
More games from Sony Computer Entertainment will be added to Xperia PLAY on a regular basis.
Here?s the full list of games from the press release:
Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior from Digital Legends (pre-installed) FIFA 2010 from EA Mobile (pre-installed) Sims 3 from EA Mobile (pre-installed) Star Battalion from Gameloft (pre-installed) Tetris from EA mobile (pre-installed) Asphalt 6 from Gameloft (free to download) Dungeon Defenders: Second Wave from Trendy Entertainment Galaxy on Fire 2 from Fishlabs Assassins Creed from Gameloft Need for Speed SHIFT from EA Mobile Worms from EA Mobile Nova 2 from Gameloft Modern Combat Black Pegasus from Gameloft Guns n Glory from Handygames Reckless Racing from Polarbit Real Football 2011 from Gameloft Gun Bros from Glu Mobile Racer Luma from Arcade/Unity Cordy from SilverTree Media Aporkalypse from Handygames Brothers in Arms Global Front from Gameloft Guerrilla Bob from Angry Mob Games/Unity Let?s Golf 2 from Gameloft Zenonia 2 from Gamevil Cyberlords from Handygames Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock Mobile from Glu Mobile Age of Zombies from Halfbrick Studios Spectral Souls from HyperDevBox Japan Splinter Cell Conviction from Gameloft Air Attack from Art in Games/Unity Armageddon Squadron from Polarbit Uno from Gameloft InfeCCt from Handygames Spiderman total Mayhem from Gameloft Millionaire City from Digital Chocolate Avatar from Gameloft Raging Thunder 2 from Polarbit Homerun Battle 3D from Com2us Games Aftermath XHD from Jakyl I Must Run from GameLion Baseball Superstars 2011 from Gamevil Ground Effect Pro from Jakyl ZeNonia from Gamevil Super KO Boxing 2 from Glu Mobile Farm Story from Team Lava Wave Blazer from Polarbit Soccer Superstars from Gamevil Battle Bears from Skyvu Tower Blocks New York from Digital Chocolate Super Dynamite Fishing from Handygames Iron Sight from Polarbit Toonwarz from Polarbit Restaurant Story from Team Lava Escape from AMA Raving Babies from AMA Bakery Story from Team Lava Denki Blocks! Deluxe from Jakyl Rollercoaster Rush from Digital Chocolate
PlayStation original games:
Crash Bandicoot from Sony Computer Entertainment Cool Boarders 2 from Sony Computer Entertainment Destruction Derby from Sony Computer Entertainment Jumping Jack Flash from Sony Computer Entertainment MediEvil from Sony Computer Entertainment Syphon Filter from Sony Computer Entertainment