LIVE FROM NOKIA WORLD 2011: EA Games has announced it will make a range of its games available exclusively for Nokia’s Windows Phone devices, the first of which – the Lumia 800 and 710 – were unveiled yesterday.

The range of exclusive games will be available worldwide and, as well as EA titles such as Need For Speed, Madden and Fifa, will include seven from its Hasbro collection and others from its independent publishing partner Chillingo.

EA Interactive executive VP and general manager Barry Cottle revealed the news at the Nokia World 2011 event in London. He also announced the availability of 40 free games for Nokia phones running the mid-tier Series 40 OS, which he described as “essentially a top 40 playlist for free.”

“Today is the pillar to our strategy to provide the best games across all platforms so that people can play anywhere and everywhere. This is about two global companies combining to give locally relevant content to all Nokia users,” he said.

“I think it’s a big win for EA, it’s a big win for Nokia and, more importantly, it’s big win for Nokia customers worldwide,” Cottle added.

EA Games acquired PopCap Games in July as it looks to bolster its mobile and tablet gaming business.