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Looks like Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play has scored yet another Android gaming exclusive. This time Xperia Play owners will get first access to Square Enix's Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, an isometric adventure/puzzle game based on the Tomb Raider franchise.

Guardian of Light, which first appeared on consoles and PC last August, will launch on the Xperia Play this November. The game joins other notable Xperia Play timed exclusives, including Minecraft and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. In addition, Sony Ericsson is promising "more established hits" from Square Enix in the coming months.

Join us after the jump for the full presser.

Sony Ericsson announces blockbuster title Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light first to Android on Xperia PLAY

28 September 2011, London, UK – Sony Ericsson is adding to its ever growing ecosystem of over 150 optimised titles for Xperia™ PLAY with a partnership with world renowned Square Enix®. Revealed today the partnership will bring much loved titles such as “Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light™” exclusively to Android on Xperia PLAY in November 2011. More established hits from Square Enix will then follow in the coming months.
 
“With a unique control pad and immersive graphics that enable an enriched gaming experience, Xperia™ PLAY is bringing a unique and exciting dimension to smartphone gaming,” said Ben Cusack, Head of Mobile for Square Enix Europe. “This is just the start of what we plan to do together, but right now, we are delighted to be able to show off the full potential of our games with this innovative smartphone, bringing them to life as our creators intended.”  
 
“Xperia™ PLAY continues to redefine smartphone gaming. By bringing some of the world’s most popular console games to the Xperia™ PLAY we’re delivering an unrivalled smartphone gaming experience,” said Tim Harrison, Head of Content & Marketing Strategy for Sony Ericsson. “And this is still really only just the beginning - we will continue to push the boundaries of what is possible with new games and new experiences optimized for Xperia PLAY, ensuring that consumers have the best gaming possible experience on a smartphone, whatever games they are in to.”
 
Sony Ericsson continues to make Xperia™ PLAY available to more consumers in more markets around the world. The smartphone has recently gone on sale in the US on the AT&T network and on the 14th September, the company announced that Xperia™ PLAY will launch in Japan with NTT DOCOMO in October 2011.

 
There are 3 comments

Richillion says:

Ughh it was such a horrible game on iOS , they can have that. I just hope the sgs2 line of phones get more optimized games. Nova 2 plays great, wish samsung kept the game hub on american handsets.

jbuggydroid says:

Game should play well with actual controls. May just get a play just to have for gaming. That is if I can find one for cheap

Stagger0 says:

Yeah, still doesnt impress me over my x2. Especially if you can use controllers on it in ICS