Sony Ericsson announces Square Enix partnership

Sony Ericsson has announced a partnership with Square Enix that will see 2010 console download Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light released exclusively for Xperia Play in November, with more of the publisher's titles to follow in the months to come.

Square Enix mobile head Ben Cusack said: "This is just the start of what we plan to do together, but right now, we are delighted to be able to show off the full potential of our games with this innovative smartphone, bringing them to life as our creators intended."

It appears Sony Ericsson is seeking out exclusives as it bids to establish Xperia Play as the Android gaming handset of choice. Minecraft: Pocket Edition was a timed Xperia Play exclusive, and you can read our recent playtest of the game here.