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Coming Soon to a Windows Phone Near You: More Xbox LIVE Games!

Microsoft this week began a new "Must Have Games" campaign that will see the release of a new slate of Xbox LIVE games for Windows Phone that will run through the entire month of February. And there are some great-looking games on the way, though those familiar with mobile gaming will recognize that a few of these were previously available on iOS and Android.

According to the Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone web site, we can expect the following new game titles in February.

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Release date: February 1
Price: $4.99


Official description: Feel the rush of the escape and the thrill of the takedown! Outrun the law as a Racer in exotic supercars or stop racers cold as a Cop in high-speed police interceptors. Enjoy 20 precision-performance cars in adrenaline-fueled showdowns across 24 day and night tracks. Take it to the limit in 48 Cop and Racer Career Events, collect bounty, and rise to the top of the ranks.

Note: Previously available on iOS and Android, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is the second NFS game to appear on Windows Phone, after Need for Speed Undercover.


Release date: February 8     
Price: $2.99

Official description: Annihilate invaders with a wall of firepower in this insane arcade shooter. BulletAsylum delivers over-the-top action, melding classic gameplay with next-generation visuals and mechanics. With an insane amount of firepower at your fingertips, vibrant graphics and an all-you-can-shoot buffet of alien hordes to destroy, BulletAsylum will blow you away!

Note: This title is unique to Windows Phone.

Chickens Can't Fly

Release date: February 15
Price: $2.99

Official description: Conduct experiments and answer questions such as: Is there life after the butcher? Are chickens afraid of ghosts? Does a frozen chicken get dizzy? Countless hours of fun await -- fall down an experimental pit, avoid obstacles, use power-ups and power-downs, gather corn, and make it through to the end. Use the skills you learn to get a high score in Survival Mode and show off to your friends on the Xbox LIVE and global leaderboards.

Note: This title is unique to Windows Phone.

Splinter Cell Conviction

Release date: February 22
Price: $4.99

Official description: Unleash the ferocious skills of renegade agent Sam Fisher, a highly skilled Special Forces operative, and fight a corrupted secret agency to get your daughter back. Follow a trail of intrigue that leads from Iraq to a high-security building in Washington, D.C. You are now a renegade spy agent -- you don’t follow any orders except for your own rules of engagement.


Note: Splinter Cell Conviction was previously available on iOS and quite highly rated on that platform.

Toy Soldiers: Boot Camp

Release date: February 1
Price: $2.99

Official description: Defend house and home against swarms of houseflies when a flyswatter puts you in the role of a pint-sized anti-aircraft gunner. Thread the needle in the exciting game where you simply try to guide your missile through rotating holes. In addition, earn bragging rights in the Arcade hit Toy Soldiers: Cold War through an integrated mobile leaderboard.

Note: This title is unique to Windows Phone.
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