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Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Launches With 60 Games

by on April 1, 2011
 

Sony Ericsson have announced today that the world’s first PlayStation certified smartphone is now available to purchase with an amazing 60 launch titles!  They have also formed partnerships with over 20 publishers as well as middleware companies Unity and Havok to ensure a steady flow of new innovative games. Also there will be original PlayStation titles that will be available to download exclusively on this lovely new gadget!

Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY, the world’s first PlayStation certified smartphone, is now on sale in shops in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Russia, Hong Kong and Taiwan with further availability in an additional 6 markets over the next 2 weeks. The range of games available to download at launch is a combination of original PlayStation titles, well known 3D titles that take the full advantage of the graphical capabilities and controls of Xperia PLAY as well as popular casual games all optimized for the unique game pad.

Sony Ericsson has formed partnerships with over 20 developers from big publishers to independents, from middleware providers Havok and Unity to engaging Android developers, to ensure a steady flow of new titles for Xperia PLAY. Some of the highlights include:

  • 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 times.
  • 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.

Not to mention the selection of original PlayStation games including:

Crash Bandicoot, Cool Boarders 2, Destruction Derby, Jumping Jack Flash, MediEvil, Syphon Filter.

If you have now exploded with joy, here is a list of the games that are available within the first week of launch:

  • 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 2011from 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

Exciting news to say the least. Sony are bringing core and retro games to the mobile market. We’ll be interested to see how it takes off in the first month of sales.

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