By June 2, 2011

Sony Ericsson and Gameloft partner to launch Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard exclusively on Xperia PLAY and over 20 games to be showcased at E3


Sony Ericsson is again teaming up with Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, to deliver an exclusive experience for its flagship gaming smartphone – Xperia PLAY – with exclusive access to the all-action spy thriller shooter game Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard, adapted from the famous Ubisoft video game franchise. Taking full advantage of the smartphone’s outstanding graphical capabilities and game-changing control pad, Xperia PLAY brings the high-octane international action adventure to the Android operating system for the first time. The Android version of the game, which will be launched on Friday 3rd June, will be available only to Xperia PLAY customers in Western Europe throughout June and July.

Adapted from the famous Ubisoft’s video game franchise, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six is one of the most popular video game brands. It’s a high-energy tactical first-person shooter game based on a fictional international counter-terrorist unit called “Rainbow.”  Focusing more on stealth and tactics than firepower alone, weapons (including assault rifles and high-caliber handguns), uniforms and equipment are chosen to suit each operative’s skills and the mission.

“Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard with its big fan community and fascinating gameplay is a perfect addition to the quality releases for Xperia PLAY,” said Robert Styppa, Vice President Western Europe for Sony Ericsson. “The stunning graphics and the unique possibilities with the full gamepad give you a unique user experience.”

“We are very excited to continue our support of Xperia PLAY with an exclusive release of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard,” said Gonzague de Vallois, Senior Vice President Publishing of Gameloft. “This title will further enrich our game lineup for XperiaT PLAY and we’re very pleased that the device’s fans truly enjoy this first full-featured smartphone including an exclusive gaming interface.”

During June and July 2011 consumers across Western Europe who have an Xperia Play will be able to download a free copy of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard. During this time the game will be available for Android only on the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY.

In addition, Sony Ericsson also announces 20 new games, including 10 exclusive titles, optimised for Xperia PLAY. The new games, many of which will be showcased at the world’s leading games expo, E3, June 7-9.

The new titles offer broad appeal to different users and usage occasions from popular, innovative, massively multi-player online titles (MMO) to immersive titles and addictive graphically rich new casual content. 

Amongst the titles announced today is Minecraft, the much anticipated game from the Swedish indie developer Mojang.  Minecraft is one of the fastest growing game franchises in history, with over eight million registered users announced to date and over 50,000 new players joining every day.  

Sony Ericsson can confirm that new games from Sony Computer Entertainment’s stable of classic PlayStation 1 titles will be coming to Xperia PLAY shortly.

Sony Ericsson’s support for the Android ecosystem also includes its partnerships with key industry players, such as Unity and Havok, with whom it is working to build an ever growing ecosystem.  Sony Ericsson is launching a programme to support and find new upcoming innovative developers called “Stand out from the crowd”, which enables game developers to become part of the XperiaT PLAY story and get their games the profile they need.

Sony Ericsson will be present at E3 in Los Angeles, June 7-9, to offer first hands-on demos of Xperia PLAY and many of the new games in the Sony Ericsson booth 713. 
New Android Games Exclusive on Xperia PLAY:
.    Minecraft by Mojang
.    Battlefield Bad Company 2 by Electronic Arts
.    Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Shadow Vanguard by Gameloft
.    Desert Winds by Southend Interactive


Posted by: James

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