It looks as though Gameloft is coming out to support Windows Phone 8 in a big way by bringing 12 of their most popular titles to the platform just in time for Christmas. All of the games will have Xbox support of course with Achievements and Leaderboards. Full list of games below in the official announcement…
Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, announces a lineup of 12 of their most popular titles to be optimized for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform. Optimized to take advantage of the Xbox ecosystem and services, Gameloft promises to bring a diversified games’ portfolio of immersive and social experiences for fans of every game genre. Users will have the possibility to connect with their friends and to follow their scores via Xbox Leaderboards and Xbox Achievements.
Headlining the titles coming to Windows Phone is Modern Combat 4 : Zero Hour, one of Gameloft’s most anticipated titles for Christmas 2012. Since the launch of the Gameloft franchise in 2009, over 6.3 million copies of the game have been sold. Last year’s installment, Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation , has not only seen over 1.5 million monthly active users but is also the first mobile game ever to be made available in Major League Gaming US.
Other titles such as U NO™ and Friends , Shark Dash , Texas Poker for Prizes and Fashion Icon , will be optimized to support Play-Pause-Resume via Xbox’s Cloud Storage. Gamers can begin playing their game on one device and resume their progress on another Xbox connected mobile device.
Asphalt 7 : Heat , N . O . V . A . 3 : Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance , Order and Chaos Online , UNO ™ & Friends , Texas Poker for Prizes and Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour will offer multiplayer modes. Users can enjoy intense multiplayer action games or fun and friendly casual games with their Xbox friends.
The full list of Gameloft titles coming to Windows Phone 8 includes:
Ice Age Village
N.O.V.A. 3: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance
Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour
Asphalt 7: Heat
The Dark Knight Rises
UNO™ & Friends
Order & Chaos Online
The Amazing Spider-Man
Poker for Prizes
Real Soccer 2013
"Gameloft is thrilled to be able to take advantage of the i ntegrated Xbox gaming service on Windows Phone 8 , " said Baudouin Corman Vice-President of Publishing for the Americas at Gameloft. "As smartphones continue to gain ground as one of the most widely adopted gaming device s , we see this as a great opportunity for us to optimize our titles for Windows Phone 8 users to enjoy with the platform ‘ s new features. "
" The introduction of Windows Phone 8 represents a tremendous opportunity for developers to deliver better apps and games to more markets around the world," said Todd Brix, Senior Director, Windows Phone Apps, Microsoft Corp. " With a new Start screen , customizable Live tiles and great games from leading companies like Gameloft , Windows Phone 8 offers the most personal smartphone experience available , " he continued.
Gameloft’s lineup of 12 titles will run across all Windows 8 Phones soon from partners including Nokia, Samsung and HTC.
For more information about Gameloft and their growing lineup of titles, please visit the website at http://www.gameloft.com.