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Microsoft Reveals Windows Phone 7 Launch Game Line-Up

At Gamescom today, Microsoft announced the first Xbox Live-compatible games launching on Windows Phone 7 this holiday season, including Castlevania, multiple Star Wars titles, and Crackdown 2: Project Sunburst.
At Gamescom today, Microsoft announced the first Xbox Live-compatible games launching on Windows Phone 7 this holiday season, including Castlevania, multiple Star Wars titles, and Crackdown 2: Project Sunburst. The company detailed the titles for Windows Phone 7, which has a Games hub featuring Xbox Live, and for which the content "will be specially selected from the top names in mobile, PC and console game development". Some of the key features include try-before-you-buy demos, Xbox Live leaderboards and turn-based multiplayer. Windows Phone 7 will also "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 includes Xbox Live games from companies including Gameloft, Konami Digital Entertainment, Namco Bandai, PopCap and THQ. Some of the notable titles include multiplayer puzzle update Bejeweled Live (PopCap), music game Guitar Hero 5 (Glu Mobile), alien shooter The Harvest (MGS), physics-based platformer Max and the Magic Marker (PressPlay) and Bing map-based Crackdown 2: Project Sunburst (MGS). The full list of titles for the launch window for Xbox Live and Windows Phone 7 include: * "3D Brick Breaker Revolution" (Digital Chocolate) * "Age of Zombies" (Halfbrick) * "Armor Valley" (Protege 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 Digital Entertainment) * "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 Digital Entertainment) * "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) "Windows Phone 7 is the launch of a major gaming platform for Microsoft," said Matt Booty, general manager of mobile gaming for MGS. "Just like we've done with Xbox 360, our charter is to push the envelope and deliver definitive games that maximize the platform. We will have an incredible lineup of MGS titles, and that's just the beginning."

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