With 12 of its most popular games coming to the next generation of Microsoft's mobile platform, I can stop complaining that games like Asphalt 7 and N.O.V.A. 3 aren't on Windows Phone 7 and start whining about not having a Windows Phone 8. Huzzah!

Along with bringing back the relative oldies-but-goodies, Gameloft is also ready to release the new Modern Combat 4 on Windows Phone 8, a game that should no doubt put Nokia, HTC and Samsung's devices through their paces. Each game is optimized to work with Xbox Live for Windows Phone, so we can expect achievments, leaderboards, and online multiplayer for select titles.

Here's the full list of what Gameloft has coming:

• Ice Age Village
• N.O.V.A. 3: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance
• Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour
• Shark Dash
• Asphalt 7: Heat
• The Dark Knight Rises
• UNO & Friends
• Order & Chaos Online
• The Amazing Spider-Man
• Fashion Icon
• Poker for Prizes
• Real Soccer 2013

Now that Gameloft is paving the way for other publishers to drop their catalog on Windows Phone 8 devices I suppose I'll have to acquire one for testing purposes, just in case.