There was no way that E3 could miss any announcement for Windows Phone’s gaming section. Remember, gaming on Windows Phone is powered by XBOX Live? Microsoft revealed 8 new XBOX Live titles for Windows Phone, all featuring Xbox LIVE achievements and leaderboards at E3 expo in Los Angeles, California, which includes 4 exclusive Windows Phone titles.
Along with the new games, Microsoft also announced some XBOX Live enhancements for Windows Phone. Soon you would be able to customize your XBOX Live Avatar with a wide range of props and clothing from the Avatar Marketplace, XBOX Live Extras App.
And later this year, when Windows Phone Mango arrives you would be able to access more Xbox LIVE features in the Games Hub natively, like:
· See your played games and unlocked/locked Achievements
· Compare Achievements with other Xbox LIVE members
· Search your list of friends to see who is online and what they are doing
· See your Xbox LIVE messages and Send/Accept/Reject friend requests
Now, details on the 8 new XBOX titles for Windows Phone:
Beards & Beaks
Hasta La Muerte
Game Description: In this Windows Phone exclusive, you are an emissary of death responsible for freeing the souls of those whose time has come. If you fail, the souls of the dead will turn lost and cursed trying to return to the world of the living. Encounter many trials, bosses and enemies in over 30 worlds with the aid of “Soulpets”, or friendly souls, ready to help in this thrilling quest.
Let’s Golf 2
Game Description: Looking for a faster, more colorful and fun golf experience? Then this newest edition of the popular Let’s Golf series is just the thing you need for the most exciting golf adventure you’ll ever find!
A GAME WITH CHARACTER
Liven up the sport with 8 fun characters, fully modeled in 3D. Customize your golfer with a selection of gear and clothes you can unlock to improve your skills.
GOLF AROUND THE GLOBE
Discover 108 holes of golf across 6 varied locations like Mount Olympus Golf Club, Aztec Temple, a Winter Wonderland in Greenland, a tree-filled Bavaria, the spectacular English Countryside and even the wild Royal Safari in Kenya. Each spot has its own challenges to overcome that grow in difficulty.
Each character has their own unique super power that can give them an unexpected edge. Pull off unbelievable shots by stopping the ball at will, making it super-sticky or by even rewinding time.
A WHOLE NEW GAME
Spice up your game with new modes for a totally different way to play. Enjoy an in-depth Career mode and new challenges like Shoot Out where you eliminate 1 player after each hole, and Closest to Pin where players put it all on the line with a single shot
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
Game Description: PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX, which is a best-seller on Xbox LIVE Arcade, now appears on the scene on Windows Phone 7!
It is optimized for Windows Phone 7, but its exhilaration and addictiveness are still there!
Mazes are changing continuously!
Ghosts that follow PAC-MAN in a row!
Once you start playing, you won’t be able to stop!
Why don’t you give it a try?
Game Description: The benchmark of action stealth games on console is available for the first time on W7 phones.
**Slide to play: “Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction looks and plays great, and it’s rare that we see such a sophisticated stealth game on this platform.”
Unleash the ferocious skills of renegade agent Sam Fisher.
Play as Sam Fisher, a highly skilled Special Forces operative and fight a corrupted secret agency to get your daughter back. Follow a trail of intrigue that leads from Iraq to a high-security building in Washington. Run, jump, fight, and shoot using a handgun, shotgun, AK47 and bazooka, or maintain stealth by improvising with nearby objects. You are now a renegade spy agent; you don’t follow any orders except for your own rules of engagement!
Game Description: In this Windows Phone exclusive title, Dr. Phluff conducted an experiment to create the most adorable creature in the world. He spliced together genes from his previous creations, taking the cutest features from each — the big eyes of a baby seal, the helplessness of a new born kitten and the wet nose of a puppy. But something went wrong, the experiment failed and Dr. Phluff created a being of darkness. Black, heartless, and with absolutely no desire to be cute or loveable in any way, Lemmy’s a slimy black blob with three tentacles, and a never ending appetite for eyeballs.
Game Description: Defend the skies in the most authentic first person jet shooter game on Windows Phone. Attempt to become one of the few to survive the Highway to the Danger Zone! Shoot down enemy jets, dodge incoming air-to-air and surface-to-air missiles, navigate dangerous environments and obliterate the enemy’s air power.
You are Maverick, now a trainer at the Top Gun Academy. A new, hostile threat has begun encroaching upon our Naval space, and it is up to you to fend off these unfriendly bogies in your hyper-sonic fighter jet.
Z0mb1es (on teh ph0ne)
Game Description: Z0MB1ES (on teh ph0ne) is a themed twin-stick shooter collection headlined by I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT!!!1, the solidly executed and utterly self-aware celebration of gaming culture through an epic musical masterpiece. Z0MB1ES does its best to span both musical and gaming genres in a streamlined series of choreographed music video gameplay mashups. Paired with an exclusive music-driven psychedelic shooter, Time Viking, as well as the ENDL3SS Z0MB1ES game mode, Z0MB1ES is infectious fun.