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EA reveals its Windows Phone 7 games

All Xbox Live enabled.

EA will release Windows Phone 7 versions of Need for Speed: Undercover, Tetris, The Sims 3 and Monopoly when Microsoft's smart phone launches later this month.

All the games published by the EA Mobile division will be Xbox Live enabled. You'll be able to track and share scores with leaderboards, unlock Xbox Live Achievements, add to your Gamerscore and communicate with those on your friends list across the Xbox 360, PC and Windows Phone 7.

NFS Undercover will have 20 cars, 24 undercover missions and eight modes. Customisation and upgrades are also featured.

Tetris has Marathon mode, among others. The Sims 3 lets you choose from dozens of personality traits and built-in theme sets. You can complete goals, wishes and personal goals. Monopoly is Monopoly.

New games will be released each week, with demos, "asynchronous turn-based gameplay" and other gubbins.

Earlier this month Microsoft proclaimed Xbox Live integration as the best thing about Windows Phone 7.

60 games will be available at launch. Some, such as Zynga's Farmville, are aimed at the casual gaming audience. But others are clearly targeted at the Xbox's traditional fanbase, and have fancy 2D and 3D visuals.

Windows Phone 7 will go up against iPhone, Android and other devices that have in recent years invested heavily in gaming.

Microsoft is working on real-time phone-to-console gaming, likely initially through Wi-Fi, but the feature won't be ready for launch.

Windows Phone 7 will be released in the UK on 21st October.

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