Now, the concept of the two phones is rather different - the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is for the gamer that can't imagine their lives without a gamepad, even at the bus stop. Gameloft comes to the rescue with not one or two, but ten of its most famous titles ported to the Android gaming phone.
The press release says that "Two of the ten titles, Asphalt 6: Adrenaline and Star Battalion, will come pre-loaded on the phone. The other games available upon release include Assassin's Creed, UNO(TM), Let's Golf! 2, Spider-Man: Total Mayhem, Modern Combat: Black Pegasus, Real Football 2011, Brothers in Arms 2 and Splinter Cell: Conviction." Oh, not to mention that the Gameloft presser about the ten games spilled out the actual release date of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play - March 29th.
The LG Optimus 3D's main pitch is, well, 3D, and Gameloft is supplying that also, with 3D-anointed titles out of the box. We saw Asphalt 6, Let's Golf! 2 and NOVA. Have a look at how they appear on the LG Optimus 3D at around 2:12 in our video below.
These 3D titles will ship with the handset, so the rogue French game developer is obviously not resting on its laurels, and wants to be a part of the next tidal wave in mobile gaming, whatever it turns out to be. Unlike 2009, when it almost stopped making Android games, Gameloft seems deeply invested. It's just hedging its bets for the time being.