Ms Splosion Man, Toy Soldiers, Hydro Thunder and Ilomilo are among the first batch of games to go on sale in Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 8 store, according to an insider source.

The Verge's mole offered a list of titles that will be on offer in the new operating system's forthcoming preview version, expected to go live later this month.

Here's the rundown:

  • Hydro Thunder
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Reckless Racing
  • Angry Birds
  • Ilomilo
  • Rocket Riot
  • Full House Poker
  • Tentacles
  • Crash Course
  • Ms Splosion Man
  • Wordament

Pinball and Solitaire will also come pre-installed within the OS.

As reported late last year, Microsoft has high hopes for the new Windows store and has promised game publishers an unprecedented cut of revenues.

"It's not a small opportunity, it's not even a medium one or a large one. In fact, it's the most significant developer opportunity ever," said Windows exec Antoine Leblond.

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