Microsoft Announces Impressive list of Game Titles for Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone 7



During the first unveiling of Windows Phone 7, we had been told that it will have Xbox for games but we never really had much details about the games. Watching developer videos about it never gave a great idea, so Microsoft has finally announced some details about the gaming platform on Windows Phone 7. They have announced the list of game titles that would be available at launch. The list is impressive and most of us are familiar with the big names in the list already. Xbox Live for Windows 7 will 60 games at launch initially and the list will keep on increasing with Xbox Live Market Place. Some of the big names in the list are Castlevania, Halo: Waypoint, Star Wars,Crackdown, and Guitar Hero.wp7-xbox-live-avatar-rm-eng

Here is the complete list of launch titles:


“3D Brick Breaker Revolution” (Digital Chocolate)
“Age of Zombies” (Halfbrick)
“Armor Valley” (Protégé 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)

Looking at the video, we can see that Xbox Live for Windows Phone 7 will have many things in common with its bigger version such as learderboards and the likes. Even on WP7 devices, users would have their full avatar integration along with full customization. And just like the console, this version will also offer try before buy option so that you can check out whether the game is worth buying or not.

The video demo of Xbox live gaming is interesting but remember it has to compete with the great gaming ecosystem of iOS devices which offers one of the best mobile gaming experiences around. Android, which will compete against Windows Phone 7 directly, does not have a list of good games but it looks Microsoft have something special in Xbox Live to launch later this year.

[via Engadget]

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