Microsoft is promoting its Windows Phone 7 platform as a gaming hub by releasing a series of six mobile game ports weekly starting May 25, including mobile mega-hit Angry Birds
on June 29.
The newly announced release schedule and pricing details for the previously revealed
Windows Phone 7 titles are as follows:
* May 25: Hydro Thunder GO!
* June 1: Doodle Jump
* June 8: geoDefense
* June 15: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1
* June 22: Plants vs. Zombies
* June 29: Angry Birds
All six titles, save Microsoft Game Studios' Hydro Thunder
, are already available on iOS at equal or lower prices, with some titles also available on mobile platforms including Android and Palm's Pre.
But Microsoft is promoting the Windows Phone 7 ports heavily, stressing support for Xbox Live features such as Achievements and leaderboards and launching a video trailer
asking "which will you play first?"
Microsoft's nascent mobile platform, launched last November with dozens of games
, shipped over 2 million units through late January, with Microsoft making efforts to entice potential buyers with free Xbox 360 games