May 19, 2010

Gameloft Brings 10 High-Def 3D Games To Android

I saw this press release today although I don't see it on GameLoft's website (having looked under News). Can anyone else see these in the Android Market? I sure can't.

Posted on Mon, 17 May 2010 12:46:55 CDT | by Jordan Cressman3D and Android - two of the big tech buzzwords - together in one announcement? This must be big. Gameloft has announced the release of 10 new high-definition mobile games available on Android.

The 10 new titles available now on the Android Market are:

Asphalt 5 (ok, I can see this one... came out awhile ago)
Let's Golf!
Assassin's Creed (I presume this means an updated Assassin's Creed?)
Hero of Sparta
Gangstar: West Coast Hustle
Dungeon Hunter
Real Football 2010
N.O.V.A. Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance
Modern Combat: Sandstorm
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.

Although gaming on Android has historically fallen by the wayside, it is finally starting to become bigger news. Devices like the HTC HD2 and the EVO 4G, with larger screens and more focus on multimedia, are bringing video games to the forefront.
"With the arrival of smartphones that allow the creation of high quality games, we are excited to bring consumers a unique line up of diverse titles combining rich 3D graphics and intense gameplay," said Gameloft SVP of publishing Gonzague de Vallois.
Among the devices that can play the new 3D games are the Sony Ericsson XPeria X10, HTC Desire, Motorola Droid, Motorola Motoroi, and Nexus One.

Edit: I'm now reading that the games will be available only from GameLoft's website. If that's true then "bravo"... then in 6 months GameLoft can say Android sales are still poor because nobody knows about their games. Maybe they should try that tactic with the iPhone... oh, yeah... Steve doesn't permit it. (And note that this is speculation right now... GameLoft may be planning to sell them via the Market.)

I'm also reading that GameLoft is having some trouble with the games and has temporarily pulled them.

More news when I have it...

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