XPERIA Play to get loads of optimized games at launch

31 March, 2011 | Comments (38) | Post your comment

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play will be launching officially on 1 April. And according to CNET Asia there will be a massive number of optimized games for it, available at the very beginning.

We've prepared the list, which CNET Asia compiled, to show you which games will be served to new owners in the Playstation Pocket store.

CNET Asias say that there will be about 71 titles XPERIA Play-ready in the coming months, while Sony Ericsson has said that upon the official launch there will be about 50.

Now, optimized for the XPERIA Play doesn't mean Playstation-ported games. It means that these will be games for Android, optimized to use the hardware gaming controls that the Play has.

In related news, ZodTTD - a popular game ports developer, posted on Twitter that his PSX4Droid emulator has been pulled from the Android Market. It is an emulator, which allows users to play Playstation 1 games on their Android smartphones. The reason given is "Content Policy Violation".

It makes sense when you think about it. The XPERIA Play will lose most its charisma when every droid out there can run the same games.

The good news is that the other emulators remain untouched so far. We've personally tested the Super Nintendo (SNES) one on the Play and it works like a charm with the hardware controls.

Anyway, here's the full games list of the upcoming XPERIA Play-optimized games.

Publisher Title Genre
Angry Mob Games / Unity Guerrilla Bob Shooter
Art in Games / Unityu Air Attack Action and Arcarde
Com2us Games Homerun Battle 3D Sports
Digital Chocolate Millionaire City Social
Digital Chocolate Rollercoaster Rush Social
Digital Chocolate Tower Blocks New York Social
Digital Legends Bruce Lee Fighting
EA Mobile FIFA 10 Sports
EA Mobile Tetris Casual
EA Mobile Sims 3 Simulation
EA Mobile Madden NFL 11 Sports
EA Mobile Need for Speed SHIFT Racing
EA Mobile Worms Casual
Fishlabs Galaxy on Fire 2 Space Shooter
Flying Tiger Toy Raid Strikers Action
GameHouse Doodle Jump Casual
GameHouse South Park Mega Millionaire Casual
GameHouse PlayMan Winder Games Sports
GameLion I Must Run Platform
Gameloft Star Battalion Space Shooter
Gameloft Asphalt 6 Racing
Gameloft Assasins Creed Action Adventure
Gameloft UNo Card
Gameloft Spiderman total Mayhem Action Adventure
Gameloft Real Football 2011 Sports
Gameloft Modern Combat Black Pegasus War
Gameloft Let's Golf 2 Sports
Gameloft Splinter Cell Conviction Shooter
Gameloft Brothers in Arms Global Front Shooter
Gameloft Nova 2 Shooter
Gameloft BackStab Action Adventure
Gamevil ZeNonia RPG
Gamevil ZeNonia 2 RPG
Gamevil Soccer Superstars Sports
Gamevil Baseball Superstarts 2011 Sports
Glu Mobile Gun Bros Shooter
Glu Mobile Super KO Boxing 2 Fighting
Glu Mobile Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock Mobile Music
Glu Mobile Family Guy: Time Warped Platform
Halfbrick Studios Age of Zombies Fighting
Handygames InfeCCt Puzzle
Handygames Guns n Glory Tower Defence
Handygames Super Dynamite Fishing Sports
Handygames Townmen 6 RPG
Handygames Aporkalypse Casual
HyperDevBox Japan Spectral Souls RPG
Jakyl Ground Effects Racing
Jakyl Aftermath Shooter
Luma Arcade / Unity Racer Racing
Namco PAC-MAN Championship Edition Arcade
Namco Ms. PAC-MAN Arcade
Namco PAC-MAN Arcade
Polarbit Wreckless Racing Racing
Polarbit Raging Thunder 2 Racing
Polarbit Armageddon Squadron 1 Flying
Polarbit Wave Blazer Racing
Polarbit Toonwarz Shooter
Polarbit Iron Sight Strategy
SCE Wild Arms RPG
SCE Syphon Filter Shooter
SCE MediEvil Adventure
SCE Rally Cross Racing
SCE Cool Boarders Sports
SCE Destruction Derby Racing
SCE Jumping Flash Platform
SilverTree Media Cordy Platform
Skyvu Battle Bears Action
Storm8 Restaurant Story Casual
Storm8 Bakery Story Casual
Storm8 Farm Story Casual
Trendy Dungeon Definders: Second Wave RPG

Also Gameloft will be releasing the BackStab game title exclusively for the XPERIA Play. It will be available only to XPERIA Play owners for a month or two, after which it will be released for the rest of the droids.

The story's based in the 18th century on the Caribbean.

Here are some screenshots of the game for you guys to enjoy.

And if those aren't enough for you, here's an official video promo of the BackStab game.

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XPERIA Play to get loads of optimized games at launch - reader comments

  • Ruzveh

Guys these r not touchscreen games so how wil u play them on normal android phones??? I wish if they come out with some classic sega collections

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  • 2011-04-13 20:43
  • 2@r8
  • ravs

in league of single core smartphones, there's nothing which can beat this beauty. awesome gamepad sets it apart from all other similar looking smartphones. i have this beauty and i am loving this, it has its limitations but it is worth buying, ve...

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  • 2011-04-13 17:00
  • A900
  • animegic

too bad, when announced people think this phone can play PSP game,but actually is not

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  • 2011-04-03 16:46
  • wrke