Gamescom Xperia PLAY roundup: 9mm, Dead Space, Plants vs Zombies and more

by XB on 20th August 2011

in Games, Videos, Xperia PLAY

Over the last few days, Sony Ericsson has been heavily promoting the Xperia PLAY at the gamescom trade fair in Cologne, Germany. It has announced a number of new games for the platform (some of them timed exclusives as I’m sure you’re used to by now), so we thought we’d round up some of the biggest games news over the last few days.


Gameloft’s upcoming shooter 9mm was announced for the Xperia PLAY. The game reminds us of Max Payne with the story involving taking out a drug gang and sporting destructible environments and satisfying slow-mo kills.


Dead Space

Dead Space has finally made its way to Android following a successful spell on PC/consoles and iOS. We’re big fans having worked our way through the PC and the iPad version. This game is a port of the iOS version but customised with Xperia PLAY joypad support. See a trailer video below.


Plants vs Zombies

Popcap announced that an Xperia PLAY optimised version of its popular tower defence game Plants vs Zombies will be coming to the handset soon (no date was given). The announcement was greeted with a zombie/Android dance-off, see the video below.



Reckless Getaway

This game is interesting as it is one of the first Xperia PLAY games to feature the new Facebook inside Xperia game sharing features recently announced. This follow-up from Polarbit’s hugely successful Reckless Racing, is pretty much cops and robbers, with the police chasing after you.

Stand Out games

There were a few titles being showcased from Sony Ericsson’s new developer program “Stand Out”. Indie games highlighted included Catfish Blue’s Hyperlight, Be-Rad’s Lame Castle and an enhanced new version of They Need To Be Fed from YoYo Games.



Other titles

Sony Ericsson announced that the Xperia PLAY now has over 150 game titles optimised for the handset. The Xperia PLAY library is growing, but while this is commendable we’re still wondering whatever happened to the PlayStation Suite…


Some of the Xperia PLAY Android titles showcased this week:

Dead Space, Need For Speed Hot Pursuit and FIFA12 by EA
Reckless Getaway, Reckless Racing 2 and Tanks by Polarbit
Let’s Golf 3 by Gameloft
Townsmen 6, Guns & Glory WW2 and Clouds and Sheep by HandyGame
They Need To Be Fed by YoYo Games
Lame Castle by Be-Rad Entertainment
Hyperlight by Catfishblues Games
Diversion and Crazy Snowboard by Ezone PTY LTD
Gibs & Gore Micronytes
Protoxide and Battle Boats 3D by Herocraft
EVAC HD and Radient HD by Hexage
PewPew 2 by Jean-Francois Geyelin
Stellar Escape by Orange Agenda
Jumpy, INC and Meganoid by Orange Pixel
Death Worm by PlayCreek LLC
No Gravity by Real Tech VR
Crusade of Destiny by Divide Arts
Desert Winds by Southend Interactive

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