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Casual game kings arriving on Android this year
PopCap Games today announced that it has signed a global agreement with Sony Ericsson to pre-load their games on certain Sony Ericsson handsets – specifically the Xperia mini and its keyboard sporting cousin the Xperia mini pro. The partnership will officially mark the arrival of PopCap’s game titles on Android devices in Europe.

As part of the agreement, PopCap hits such as Plants vs. Zombies, Peggle and Chuzzle will be embedded on smartphone devices that will start to roll out later this Summer. PopCap’s multiple award-winning title, Chuzzle, will be pre-loaded in its entirety while other PopCap hits such as Peggle and Plants vs. Zombies will be included as unlimited trial modes – with the option to purchase full editions of the games using a directly integrated billing service.

“We are delighted to partner with Sony Ericsson to fulfill our promise to Android users and bring PopCap’s hit mobile games to an ever-widening base of smartphone users,” said Giordano Bruno Contestabile, PopCap’s senior director of global product and business strategy for mobile. “As the Android ecosystem matures, PopCap is committed to providing best-in-class game experiences for Android game players. The Sony Ericsson Xperia mini devices are equipped with superior processing power and exceptional screen resolution on the Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, which provides an excellent platform for delivering the quality fun that our fans have come to expect.”

“By partnering with companies such as PopCap, we are demonstrating our commitment to bringing the very best communication and entertainment experiences to our phones,” said Fredrik Mansson, Global Product Marketing Manager at Sony Ericsson. “Games such as Plants vs. Zombies, Peggle and Chuzzle are becoming increasingly popular amongst Android users and we are proud to be able to offer them exclusively on our Xperia mini and mini pro.”

Expect to get PopCapping on your Android handset later this summer.


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