Microsoft announced on Wednesday pricing and availability for the five titles in the Must Have Games 2012 promotion. Announced at CES earlier this month, the Must Have Games promotion highlights a month of high-quality Windows Phone game releases. It is not dissimilar to Xbox LIVE Arcade’s House Party and Summer of Arcade promotions.
The Redmond software giant will kick off Must Have Games on February 1 with the release of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit for $4.99. This will be followed by Bullet Asylum the following week (February 8) for the usual $2.99 and Chickens Can’t Fly on February 15 for the same price tag. The promotion, in our opinion, really picks up with the release of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction HD for $4.99 on February 22. Finally, Toy Soldiers: Boot Camp will close out the five weeks of great games on February 29 for $2.99.
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Following the success of 2011′s “Must Have Games” promotion, which included such hits as Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies, Microsoft has announced a new lineup of titles. This year’s “Must Have Games” will hit the Windows Phone Marketplace in February and feature five great titles: Need for Speed, Splinter Cell, Toy Soldiers, Bullet Asylum, and Chickens Can’t Fly.
The Redmond software giant also revealed that more than 20 games from Electronic Arts and Chillingo will, for a limited time, be made available exclusively on Nokia Lumia handsets. The list of exclusives is fantastic: Mirror’s Edge, Real Racing 2, Tiger Woods PGA Tour, The Sims Medieval, Monopoly Here & Now: The World Edition, Spy Mouse, Yahtzee Adventures, The Game of LIFE, Vampire Rush: The Adventures of Capt. Greg, Parking Mania, Picnic Wars, and much more.
Microsoft plans to kick off their Must-Have Games on Windows Phone program on May 25. Like similar promotions on Xbox 360, this program highlights a high-quality game release each week. Must-Have Games, which will run through June 29, includes an impressive lineup of titles such as Angry Birds, Doodle Jump, Plants vs. Zombies, and much more.
It’s been a busy week for Windows Phone. A pre-”NoDo” update was rolled out to (some) users, the first CDMA device was finally announced, and now a slew of highly-anticipated games have been revealed. At a San Francisco Xbox press eventtoday, Microsoft showcased six Xbox LIVE-enabled games coming this spring as part of the Must-Have Games on Windows Phone promotion.
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