Sure, Microsoft's battle for next-gen supremacy starts in November, but those who lean on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 for their gaming just got a little something to look forward to. Gameloft is readying a total of 15 games that'll arrive within the next 12 months and launch simultaneously on both platforms. Before the year's up, you can expect to see Asphalt 8: Airborne, Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Dungeon Hunter 4, Six Guns, Total Conquest and UNO & Friends, with the remaining games breaking cover next year. The recently-acquired Amiga Games will churn out 50 titles of its own onto Microsoft's desktop and mobile OS before year's end, and could bump the total up to 500 afterwards. Details on which games we'll see first weren't divulged, but the outfit says they'll make use of the operating system's features such as live tiles and Snap and Share, as well as cross-platform data sharing. For a look at what's to come, head past the break for a fresh Asphalt 8 trailer.
Gameloft and Microsoft announce expanded lineup for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8
Fifteen blockbuster Gameloft titles are in development for Microsoft platforms.
PARIS, France - Aug. 20, 2013 - This morning Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, and Microsoft Corp. announced a full slate of Gameloft's blockbuster titles for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, with 15 games slated over the next twelve months.
Beginning with the releases this Fall of "Asphalt 8: Airborne" and "Dungeon Hunter 4," Gameloft will launch a complete line-up of blockbusters across many genres simultaneously on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, taking advantage of the Windows platform's multiple hardware configurations and focusing on exciting new features like cross-platform play between Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices.
"Gameloft's AAA-quality games are a perfect match for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8," said Baudouin Corman, Gameloft's VP of Publishing, Americas. "Microsoft's platforms provide a great environment for serious and deeply engaging games. Gameloft will bring its full support, taking advantage of the platforms' specific features."
"We're thrilled to work with a gaming industry leader such as Gameloft to deliver top casual and core titles to our customers this holiday," said Steve Guggenheimer, corporate vice president of Developer and Platform Evangelism, Microsoft. "We strive to make Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 the best platform for gaming. With top gaming companies such as Gameloft investing in the platform, it is evident that there is no better time for game developers and gamers alike to choose Windows."
The 15 new titles build on 10 Gameloft games released for Windows Phone 8 in 2013. Gameloft and Microsoft will showcase "Asphalt 8: Airborne," the hotly anticipated sequel to Gameloft's legendary arcade racing series, on Windows 8 devices at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, Aug. 21-25. Beyond "Asphalt 8: Airborne" and "Dungeon Hunter 4," gamers will also see the release of "Despicable Me: Minion Rush," "Total Conquest," "Six Guns" and "UNO[TM] & Friends" by the end of 2013, followed by an impressive lineup of the latest Gameloft titles in 2014.
Amiga Games Inc., a Newly Acquired Company of Writers Group Film Corp., Announces Classic Game Co-Marketing and Distribution Agreement With Microsoft Corporation
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 19, 2013) - WRITERS GROUP FILM CORP. (OTCQB: WRIT) -- Amiga Games Inc. (AGI), a videogame publisher of classic games for a wide range of smartphones and mobile devices, announced today a co-marketing and distribution agreement with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT). The agreement will bring between fifty and five hundred classic game titles to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 through the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store. Microsoft will co-market the release of the gaming titles via Windows.com and Windows Store promotions, Windows social marketing, and Surface Store Picks.
Amiga Games will create special versions of their titles to take advantage of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8's unique features, including live tiles, cross-platform game data sharing, and Snap and Share. In addition, AGI's releases will support Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8.1. Amiga Games plans to deliver the first 50 Windows titles to Microsoft by December of 2013, coinciding with the 2013 Holiday season.
"Microsoft has put a spotlight on mobile gaming and we are very pleased they chose Amiga Games to be a part of their mobile gaming experience," said Eric Mitchell, CEO of Writers Group Film Corp. "Windows 8 and Windows Phone are great platforms for AGI to showcase our best titles."
"We're thrilled that Amiga Games is bringing beloved classic game titles to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 starting this holiday season," said John Richards, senior director of Windows App Marketing for Microsoft Corp. "Amiga's commitment to take advantage of unique features such as live tiles, Snap and Share will create a fantastic experience for game lovers on both platforms."
On July 8, 2013 Amiga Games Inc. announced that it had entered into an agreement to be acquired by Writers Group Film Corp. (OTCQB: WRIT) a Los Angeles-based content distribution company.