Gameloft alters list of upcoming Xbox Windows Phone 8 games. Pray they don’t alter it further.

Gameloft seems to have scored a bid deal with Microsoft and their Xbox on Windows Phone games as we’ve seen this iteration of “twelve new games” teaser back in January (and even then it was not new).

Now, the gaming house has posted another video – same music, same style –but two games have been replaced. Instead of Texas Poker for Prizes and Fashion Icon we have Kingdoms & Lords and Six Guns added to the lineup. We’re not sure if that means 14 titles are actually coming (with some maybe exclusive to Nokia) or Gameloft was just unsure of what games they were releasing.

Adding games like Six Guns and Kingdom & Lords should amp up the Xbox on Windows Phone catalog a little more towards the males, aged 20-35 demographic who are looking for something more than just simple puzzle games. Toss in Modern Combat 4 and NOVA 3 and now we’re talking about some noteworthy titles for the platform.

Six Guns, which has been on iOS for quite some time now (2011, seriously) and is a solid third person shooter set in the Wild West…with zombies or something. We just know you have to run around, Lara Croft style shooting things and we’re more than okay with that prospect.

Kingdom & Lords meanwhile looks like a fun Sim-City esque game but set in medieval times. That game has also been on iOS/Android since late last year but at least it’s coming around now to Windows Phone. The game has stellar, bold graphics and should be a hoot for those who have a managerial style for gaming.

No word on when these titles will be coming out. In the past, we’ve seen some titles cancelled and shuffled around but hopefully this list won’t be changing anytime soon.

We’re more curious as to when a Windows Phone game will launch first on the platform, instead of us catching up. Here's the full list of those 12 Gameloft games coming sometime in the near future.

  • Amazing Spider Man
  • NOVA 3
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Order and Chaos: online
  • Kingdoms & Lords (New)
  • Uno & Friends
  • Ice Age Village
  • Real Football 2013
  • Six Guns (New)
  • Shark Dash
  • Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour
Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.