Gameloft announces 12 new games for Windows Phone 8: Modern Combat 4, Spider Man and more

Gameloft has just issued a press release announcing 12 new high end 3D games for Windows Phone 8. Among them are several big names that are already out on iOS and Android but also the new installment of the companies Call of Duty like franchise: Modern Combat 4. Here’s the full list of WP8 goodies coming out in the coming months:

- Ice Age Village
- N.O.V.A. 3: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance
- Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour
- Shark Dash
- Asphalt 7: Heat
- The Dark Knight Rises
- UNO™ & Friends
- Order & Chaos Online
- The Amazing Spider-Man
- Fashion Icon
- Poker for Prizes
- Real Soccer 2013

Check out the full press release after the break and hope for more AAA game announcements in the weeks to come:

A full lineup of games optimized with new Xbox features for Windows Phone 8

Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, announces a lineup of 12 of their most popular titles to be optimized for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform. Optimized to take advantage of the Xbox ecosystem and services, Gameloft promises to bring a diversified games’ portfolio of immersive and social experiences for fans of every game genre. Users will have the possibility to connect with their friends and to follow their scores via Xbox Leaderboards and Xbox Achievements.

Headlining the titles coming to Windows Phone is Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, one of Gameloft’s most anticipated titles for Christmas 2012. Since the launch of the Gameloft franchise in 2009, over 6.3 million copies of the game have been sold. Last year’s installment, Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation, has not only seen over 1.5 million monthly active users but is also the first mobile game ever to be made available in Major League Gaming US.

Other titles such as UNO™ and Friends, Shark Dash,TexasPoker for Prizes and Fashion Icon, will be optimized to support Play-Pause-Resume via Xbox’s Cloud Storage. Gamers can begin playing their game on one device and resume their progress on another Xbox connected mobile device.

Asphalt 7: Heat, N.O.V.A. 3: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance,Order and Chaos Online, UNO™ & Friends,TexasPoker for Prizes and Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour will offer multiplayer modes. Users can enjoy intense multiplayer action games or fun and friendly casual games with their Xbox friends.

“Gameloft is thrilled to be able to take advantage of the integrated Xbox gaming service on Windows Phone 8,” said Baudouin Corman Vice-President of Publishing for the Americas at Gameloft. “As smartphones continue to gain ground as one of the most widely adopted gaming devices, we see this as a great opportunity for us to optimize our titles for Windows Phone 8 users to enjoy with the platform’s new features.”

“The introduction of Windows Phone 8 represents a tremendous opportunity for developers to deliver better apps and games to more markets around the world,” said Todd Brix, Senior Director, Windows Phone Apps, Microsoft Corp. “With a new Start screen,customizable Live tiles and great games from leading companies like Gameloft, Windows Phone 8 offers the mostpersonal smartphone experience available,” he continued.

Gameloft’s lineup of 12 titles will run across all Windows 8 Phones soon from partners including Nokia, Samsung and HTC.