Gameloft bringing hit iPhone games to Windows Phone 7

Uno, Earthworm Jim, and more

It'sbecoming increasingly difficult to compete against Android and iPhone, soMicrosoft is banking on its gaming capabilities to bring success to Windows Phone 7. To that end, it just scored a big notch on its headboard thanks to casual games publisher Gameloft porting four of its most successful iPhone games to the new mobile Microsoft platform.

Mobile gamers in the UK, where Windows Phone 7 is available ahead of the US, can now buy the following games:

Assassin's Creed
Earthworm Jim
Brain Challenge

Above: Assassin's Creed on iPhone

If the above titles look familiar to you, that simply means you've played a video game device in the last two years. Gameloft has been pimping them out all over the place, including mobile and console download platforms.

Windows Phone 7 is a reboot for Microsoft after its Windows Mobile and, more recently, Kin product lines fell by the wayside. The new service will be heavily integrated with Windows Live, including the Xbox infrastructure. Gamers will actually be able to unlock achievements and add to their Gamerscore by playing games on their Windows Phone 7 device.

When it comes to mobile gaming, though, iPhone is king, and that's going to be one tough crown to overthrow.

[Source:Fone Home]

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