First wave of Xbox games for Windows 8 announced

When Windows 8 hits retail availability, Microsoft wants to make sure that you have access to plenty of games using the built in Xbox application. To help get that ball rolling, Microsoft has announced the first wave of games that will be availalbe for consumes on October 26th.

The list includes some crowd favorites like Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Fruit Ninja and many, many more that you can see in the full list below. Microsoft claims that Xbox games will "super easy" to discover and of course will have Achievements as well. Look for all these games to be available on launch day and with 40 games available up front, things are looking up already.

While we can't make the claim for all of the games, it does look like some (if not all) will be available for Windows RT too. We do not know if support will be available on launch day.

The full list of games avaialable on Octoboer 26th will be:

  1. 4 Elements II Special Edition
  2. A World of Keflings
  3. Adera: Episode 1
  4. Adera: Episode 2
  5. Adera: Episode 3
  6. Angry Birds
  7. Angry Birds Space
  8. Big Buck Hunter Pro
  9. BlazBlue Calamity Trigger
  10. Collateral Damage
  11. Crash Course GO
  12. Cut the Rope
  13. Disney Fairies
  14. Dragon's Lair
  15. Field & Stream Fishing
  16. Fruit Ninja
  17. Gravity Guy
  18. Gunstringer: Dead Man Running
  19. Hydro Thunder Hurricane
  20. IloMilo
  21. iStunt 2
  22. Jetpack Joyride
  23. Kinectimals Unleashed
  24. Microsoft Mahjong
  25. Microsoft Minesweeper
  26. Microsoft Solitaire Collection
  27. Monster Island
  28. PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX
  29. Pinball FX 2
  30. Reckless Racing Ultimate
  31. Rocket Riot 3D
  32. Shark Dash
  33. Shuffle Party
  34. Skulls of the Shogun
  35. Taptiles
  36. Team Crossword
  37. The Harvest HD
  38. Toy Soldiers Cold War
  39. Wordament
  40. Zombies!!!


Source: Microsoft

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