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The latest big name title to arrive on Android, is Square Enix's Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. Fans of the Tomb Raider series of games will feel right at home, and while Android is pretty much the last place for this title to show up -- it's even on the BlackBerry PlayBook already -- as always, big titles are welcome. 

The one, big, caveat at the moment though, is that the title is exclusive to Xperia devices for the time being. Playing a title such as this on an Xperia Play is sure to be an enjoyable experience, but for those of us without one of the supported Sony devices, we're just going to have to wait. There's no word at present on how long this exclusivity will last. 

The good news for Xperia owners, is that for now at least, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light can be had for the low low price of £0.99/$1.29. 

Download: Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

 

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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light released on Android, exclusive to Xperia for now

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It's crap like this (pandering to OEM's) that makes Android look weaker than Apple. I love my Atrix, but it infuriates me that I get locked out of enjoying certain apps (even if it is only temporary).

Okay, I'm done. I'm going to go tuck my crazy in and have my morning coffee...see you guys when I'm more civil.

Glad I'm not the only one that noticed that.. SMS, Contacts.. why would a game need that? Also why is this listed as being by SQUARE ENIX LTD, as apposed to Final Fantasy III that is SQUARE ENIX Co.,Ltd

I'm fairly confident this is legit but.. I can't stand developers that do this garbage. Anyone know a good permission blocker?

It's a co-op game, a fun one at that (bought it PC during Steam's summer sale)... Those permissions are probably all so you can invite people to play (if you actually know some other sucker with an Xperia Play!). It doesn't bother me that they're there, common sense about who you buy apps from (and info gleaned from reviews) is far more useful than excessive paranoia about permissions... But the dev should explain what they're for regardless, always, without exception.

"Exclusive to Xperia." Great. So seven or eight people will get to play this game. Terrific.

I got an Xperia Plat from a friend for $30.
It sits in a drawer because no official ICS love.

Not gonna spend money on a game for a device, in which it's own company doesn't show it any love.