A few weeks ago, when Windows Phone 7 went RTM, EA was conspicuously absent from the roster, leading many to claim the company did not support the new OS.
It turns out EA just wanted the podium all to themselves.
EA has announced their line-up for titles for Windows phone 7, including:
â€¢â€œNeed for Speedâ„¢ Undercover.â€ Power 20 of the worldâ€™s hottest high-performance cars through 24 undercover missions and eight challenging modes of thrilling action. Customize your vehicle and earn performance upgrades as you race head-to-head, earn achievements and track leaderboards.
â€¢â€œTetrisÂ®.â€ Play the best-selling blockbuster, all new for Windows Phone 7. Play up to 12 challenging variants and become a â€œTetrisâ€ master, or enjoy the timeless fun of Marathon mode, loved by hundreds of millions worldwide. Challenge your Xbox LIVE friends to beat your top score in single-player Marathon mode, the variant that made the â€œTetrisâ€ game a phenomenon.
â€¢â€œThe Simsâ„¢ 3.â€ Savor hours of entertainment with this award-winning experience of the No. 1 best-selling PC franchise of all time. Choose from dozens of personality traits and make your Sims characters neurotic, funny or shy while drawing from a wide array of built-in theme sets to bring your Sims to life with any appearance, clothing, and accessories you choose. Complete goals, wishes and personal goals while unlocking achievements and scoring Gamerscore points.
â€¢â€œMONOPOLY.â€ Fans will enjoy classic â€œMONOPOLYâ€ play in the 75-year tradition of the worldâ€™s favorite family game brand,* under license from Hasbro Inc. Take a ride on the Reading Railroad or buy Boardwalk as you collect achievements and climb the leaderboards. From Marvin Gardens and Water Works to Park Place, own and manage the famous holdings of the â€œMONOPOLYâ€ game board, which comes to life with animated tokens and interactive features for Windows Phone 7.
All EA titles will be Xbox Live enables, enabling features such as invites and turn by turn gaming, and will all feature trial modes.
â€œOur collaboration with Microsoft brings EAâ€™s world-class catalog of global game franchises to Windows Phone 7, offering a unique set of gaming features perfectly suited to the deep, innovative experiences we value at EA,â€ said Travis Boatman, vice president of Worldwide Studios for EA Mobile. â€œWe see consumers deeply integrating devices into their lives and entertainment in new ways every day. Challenging your Xbox LIVE friends to an EA game from the phone in your pocket keeps you connected and having fun no matter where you are.1â€
â€œTogether EA and Microsoft have created some of the definitive console games of this generation, and weâ€™re excited to bring that powerful alliance to Windows Phone 7,â€ said Ron Pessner, general manager of Xbox LIVE mobile, Microsoft. â€œThis is a new and major games platform for Microsoft, and we look forward to the amazing games EA will deliver over the coming years.â€
EA joins other major game studios, including Microsoft Game Studios, Gameloft, Konami, Namco Bandai, PopCap and THQ in supporting Windows phone 7 with game releases.