Sneak peek at new Xbox LIVE games on the way

Last week in San Francisco Microsoft held a press event to show off some of the new Xbox games on the way in 2012. Major Nelson has the rundown for console, Kinect, and more. Here’s a peek at some of the new Xbox LIVE titles headed to the Windows Phone Marketplace.

Carcassonne

Carcassonne

Based on the award-winning German board game, Carcassonne challenges you to build cities, roads, monasteries, and farmlands and dominate the medieval landscape. Featuring online multiplayer, Xbox LIVE achievements, leaderboards and more. Microsoft Studios.

DoDonPachi

Using touch controls, dodge and destroy your way through 15 unique routes. If you get into trouble, activate the all-powerful Laser Bomb and clear the screen of enemies. Atlus

Gerbil Physics

Gerbil Physics

Blow up buildings made of gerbils in a physics-based puzzle game that makes destruction oh-so-adorable. If simple puzzles, amusing animations, and flying, flaming rodents are your thing, this is the game for you. Microsoft Studios.

geoDefense Swarm

geoDefense Swarm

Obliterate a horde of vibrant, vector-styled enemies in this fast-paced tower defense game. Microsoft Studios

Pinball FX2

Pinball FX2

The popular Xbox 360 pinball title arrives on your phone with brand new tables, a new state-of-the-art physics model, and connection to your scores on the console. Microsoft Studios

Shoot 1UP

Shoot 1UP

In this fast-paced vertical scroller, you lead an armada against the hybrid mechanical-tentacle attack forces responsible for destroying your home world. Microsoft Studios

Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution

Based on the classic PC strategy game, you lead one of 16 civilizations to technological, economic, cultural, or military domination. Play on a randomly generated map or use the Scenario Creator to create your own challenge. Designed for newcomers and seasoned Civ veterans alike. Microsoft Studios

Sid Meier’s Pirates!

Featuring 267 full-customizable ships, Pirates! is a high-seas strategy game that challenges players to hunt for hidden treasure, undertake daring missions, and battle enemy vessels. 2K Games!–endfragment–>

Wordament

Wordament

In this addictive word tournament, you compete against the entire internet to see who’s the world’s best word searcher. In Wordament, everybody competes on the same game board, in real-time, to get the highest score. Microsoft Studios