Sony Ericsson Xperia Play To Get 20 New Optimized Titles

After what felt like decades of waiting for Sony Ericsson to bust out a PlayStation phone, the Xperia Play landed with mixed reviews. The hardware, especially the D-Pad, and its super intense Facebook integration passed with flying colors, but we were somewhat disappointed to see just 50 Play-optimized PlayStation titles at launch. But just like Sony Ericsson promised, there are 20 new titles coming to the Play, varying in age and genre and all-around awesomeness. The only question now is: when can we get them?

Unfortunately, Sony Ericsson is keeping pricing and availability under wraps until E3, where the company will make an official announcement on details. Headliners include Minecraft, which boasts over 8 million registered users to date, along with Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard, and Battlefield Bad Company 2. Twenty titles may not sound like enough for you serious gamers out there, but hopefully you won’t blow through them before SE’s next wave of Play-optimized games.

Here’s the full list of Play-optimized games to land in “the coming months:”

Play Exclusives:

  • Minecraft by Mojang
  • Battlefield Bad Company 2 by Electronic Arts
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Shadow Vanguard by Gameloft
  • Desert Winds by Southend Interactive
  • Ruined by Bigpoint
  • Icebreaker by NaturalMotion
  • Sleepy Jack by SilverTree Media
  • Cracking Sands by Polarbit
  • Armageddon Squadron 2 by Polarbit
  • An unnamed fighting game from Khaeon Gamestudio

Also coming soon:

  • Pocket Legends by Spacetime Studios
  • Star Legends: The Black Star Chronicles by Spacetime Studios
  • Eternal Legacy by Gameloft
  • Guns ‘n’Glory 2 by HandyGames
  • Dungeon Hunter 2 by Gameloft
  • Pocket RPG by Crescent Moon Games
  • D.A.R.K. developed by Gamelab
  • Samurai II: Vengeance by MADFINGER Games
  • Vendetta Online by Guild Software
  • Order & Chaos – Gameloft
  • Happy Vikings by Handy Games
  • A Ball Game by Trendy Entertainment
  • Lumines by Connect2Media