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Sony Ericsson Annouce Over 20 New Games For The Xperia Play Android Phone

So who here likes Minecraft? And out of those who said yes, who has an Xperia Play phone? Well it seems to be time to ditch those Jesus phones and new shiny Win7 phones as Sony Ericsson are announcing more than 20 new titles for its Xperia Play device, with 10 exclusives.

Most notably, Minecraft. Yes that's right Notch's epic timesink and soul devouring game will be making its way to the portable world exclusively for Sony Ericsson.


Many of the games will be showcased at the world's leading games expo, E3, June 7-9, add to the more than 60 titles already available for Xperia PLAY.

The new titles offer broad appeal to different users and usage occasions from popular, innovative, massively multi-player online titles (MMO) to immersive titles and addictive graphically rich new casual content.

Amongst the titles announced today is Minecraft, the much anticipated game from the Swedish indie developer Mojang, currently setting the industry alight. Minecraft is one of the fastest growing game franchises in history, with over eight million registered users announced to date and over 50,000 new players joining every day.

"As Xperia PLAY becomes available to Verizon Wireless customers in the U.S., the portfolio of great games continues to grow and we are delighted to announce 20 new games optimized for Xperia PLAY," said Steve Walker, Head of Marketing at Sony Ericsson. "By building on the open Android ecosystem, we're providing a brilliant opportunity for developers and game publishers to bring their best titles to new audiences and fantastic new experiences for Xperia PLAY owners. Keep watching this space."

In addition to the new titles announced today, Sony Ericsson can confirm that new games from Sony Computer Entertainment's stable of classic PlayStation 1 titles will be coming to Xperia PLAY shortly. More details will be shared imminently.

Sony Ericsson's support for the Android ecosystem also includes its partnerships with key industry players, such as Unity and Havok, with whom it is working to build an ever growing ecosystem. Sony Ericsson is launching a programme to support and find new upcoming innovative developers called "Stand out from the crowd", which enables game developers to become part of the Xperia™ PLAY story and get their games the profile they need.

Sony Ericsson will be present at E3 in Los Angeles, June 7-9, to offer first hands-on demos of Xperia PLAY and many of the new games in the Sony Ericsson booth 713.

New Android Games Exclusive on Xperia PLAY:
• Minecraft by Mojang
• Battlefield Bad Company 2 by Electronic Arts
• Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6 Shadow Vanguard by Gameloft
• Desert Winds by Southend Interactive
• Ruined by Bigpoint
• Icebreaker by NaturalMotion
• Sleepy Jack by SilverTree Media
• Cracking Sands by Polarbit
• Armageddon Squadron 2 by Polarbit
• An unnamed fighting game from Khaeon Gamestudio

New Games coming soon on Xperia PLAY:
• Pocket Legends by Spacetime Studios
• Star Legends: The Black Star Chronicles by Spacetime Studios
• Eternal Legacy by Gameloft
• Guns 'n'Glory 2 by HandyGames
• Dungeon Hunter 2 by Gameloft
• Pocket RPG by Crescent Moon Games
• D.A.R.K. developed by Gamelab
• Samurai II: Vengeance by MADFINGER Games
• Vendetta Online by Guild Software
• Order & Chaos - Gameloft
• Happy Vikings by Handy Games
• A Ball Game by Trendy Entertainment
• Lumines by Connect2Media

The new games announced today will be released in the coming months. More details regarding timing and exclusivity will be announced during E3 week and closer to launch.

Check out the Sony Ericsson Product Blog for more information: http://blogs.sonyericsson.com/products

Wedgeh | 4th June, 2011
TGK's picture
Wow, Minecraft. This seems to be another phone I could want now!
ExcessNeo's picture
Makes me happy I bought the phone on it's release
Angelfromabove's picture
I want it lol
Wedgeh's picture
IF and yes it warrants the big IF, IF Notch allows connectivity via 3g to existing minecraft servers then this will be such a huge boost, not only to sony ericsson for thier playstation phone, but also mobile gaming as a whole.

Imagine carrying on creating your epic golden **** statue on your server as you're on the bus/train to work/work break? Overall work productivity would drop to zero as you're all pissing about in the united states of great minecraftia

It'll be interesting to see the Sony keynote next week to see if this is properly revealed.
TGK's picture
Originally Posted by ExcessNeo View Post
Makes me happy I bought the phone on it's release
What's your verdict on it?

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