Microsoft announces 7 new Xbox Live games at E3

Windows Phone 7 did not quite make the keynote, but Microsoft did nevertheless bring some Windows Phone 7 action to the party, as predicted earlier.

The full list is below:

Beards and Beaks

imageGnome Town is suddenly overrun with murders of crows so audacious that even Hitchcock would take refuge behind a toadstool. Who knew gnomes and crows could get into a turf war that knows no bounds? It’s a race of treasure heisting, a ballet of gnome flicking and an all-out natural disaster of very unbecoming behaviour. The powers of the Mushroom only add to the chaos and the mystique, becoming your most reliable and “amusing” last-resort defence. If you think everything tastes like chicken and you’re fond of rubber ducks, Beards and Beaks is gonna blow your mind.

Game Features

  • The first Windows Phone title developed and produced by Microsoft Games Studios.
  • Command your gnome army into battle with just one action–Flick!
  • Xbox LIVE achievements and leaderboards.
  • Control charming and unique gnomes in their quest to overcome the dastardly crows.

Hasta La Muerte

imageIn 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.

Game Features

  • Over 30 levels to play through.
  • Never before seen stylized 2D look and feel.
  • Fast-paced action and innovative gameplay.
  • Easy to learn game mechanics based on genre classics.
  • Collect Soulpets and gain their power to add a whole new strategic dimension to the game!
  • Defeat the Scientist and his Machines by outsmarting them in unique and puzzling boss battles.

Let’s Golf 2

imageLooking 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!

Game Features:

  • 8 fun characters, fully modeled in 3D.
  • Customize your golfer with a selection of gear and clothes.
  • 108 holes of golf across 6 varied locations.
  • Characters with unique super powers.
  • Enjoy an in-depth Career mode and new challenges like Shoot Out.

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction

imageThe benchmark of action stealth games on console is available for the first time on W7 phones. 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 Features:

  • Go through 11 levels set in 8 different locations from Malta to the White House.
  • Discover an exclusive level on the banks of the Potomac River.
  • Experience fully polished 3D graphics with an amazing depth of view.
  • The Mark & Execute feature allows you to mark multiple targets then quickly eliminate them all at once.
  • The Last Known Position indicates where your enemies think you are, allowing you to outflank and eliminate them.
  • Get behind enemies without being noticed and kill them in one hit!
  • Projected texts inform you of objectives and guide you through the level.
  • Get Sam behind cover to hide and dodge enemy fire.
  • Beat your opponents in stunning hand-to-hand combat and interrogate enemies to get crucial information.
  • Experience a frantic rail-shooting sequence on a speeding boat.
  • Use a wide range of weapons and gadgets to get rid of your enemies. Pistols, sonar goggles and camera grenades are at your disposal!


imageIn 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 Features

  • Exclusive top down platformer from the creators of Max & the Magic Marker.
  • Guide Lemmy through 40 levels of madness, amazing boss fights and groundbreaking and intuitive gameplay.
  • Use your tentacle skills to navigate through challenges and outrun Dr. Phluff’s acid attacks.
  • XBOX LIVE achievements and leaderboards.

Top Gun

imageDefend 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.

Game Features:

  • Strap Yourself In – And scream through the skies in authentic Naval aircraft.
  • Torch Your Enemy With Heavy Firepower – Fire target-locking missiles or strafe enemy positions and aircraft with Vulcan cannons.
  • Avoid The Danger Zone – Incoming air-to-air and surface-to-air missiles as well as aerial- and ground-based obstacles create multiple “Danger Zones” that must be avoided.
  • Progress Through 10 In-Depth Missions – In a variety of environments, including oceans, deserts, canyons and city centers during the day or night.
  • Earn Medals and Achievements – While progressing through Story Mode and revisit previously completed missions in Instant Action Mode.
  • Blast To The Beat – Fly and battle to “Danger Zone” and other hard-hitting tracks.
  • Customizable Handles – Create any moniker: Maverick, Iceman, Goose, Merlin, etc.


imageZ0MB1ES(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.

Game Features

  • Three games in one: I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT!!!1, Time Viking and ENDL3SS Z0MB1ES!!!1
  • Includes the original Z0MB1ES theme song plus all new original music.
  • “Mega Games Creator 2000” lets you to unleash your photographic creativity.
  • Unlock achievements and show off your Z0MB1ES skills with online leaderboards.