Microsoft Releases Two New Windows 8 Games

Both titles are distributed via the built-in Windows Store

By Bogdan Popa on October 13th, 2012 10:46 GMT

Microsoft has just revealed two new games for Windows 8 early adopters, both of them distributed via the built-in Windows Store.

Rocket Riot 3D is priced at $4.99 (€3.8) and comes with more than 100 single-player missions and over 200 characters, as Microsoft said in the description posted on the Windows Store product page.

“Get ready for Rocket Riot 3D, an action-packed, side-scrolling, 8-bit shooter where the rockets and the fun never stops! Experience classic levels from the 4.5 star Windows Phone 7 game and 4-star Xbox Arcade hit, Rocket Riot. With over 100 levels and over 200 characters, blowing things up has just reached a new level of awesome!” the description reads.

The second game is called 4 Elements II Special Edition and is included in the “Puzzle” category. It’s delivered as a 224 MB package and is a bit more expensive − $9.99 (€7.7).

“4 Elements II: Special Edition is an exciting “match three” game packed with fascinating puzzles and hidden object challenges. This Special Edition includes 48 exclusive levels for Windows 8, 14 of which you can play for free in the trial version! This edition also includes six custom Windows 8 wallpapers and the complete original soundtrack in MP3 format,” the Windows Store description reads.

As NeoWin reports, Microsoft has already confirmed in August that Windows 8 users would receive several new games through the Windows Store platform, so further titles are very likely to be unveiled in the near future.

Microsoft will take the wraps off the new Windows in New York on October 25, while sales are scheduled to begin the next day all around the world. Chinese geeks however are a bit luckier, as Microsoft’s Windows 8 launch event will take place on the Asian continent on October 23.
Both games are available in Windows Store
   Both games are available in Windows Store
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