Microsoft has announced the first games to be making their way to its newly launched Zune HD, with a portable version of Project Gotham Racing leading the way.

Scheduled to be released later this year via the Zune Marketplace are 3D games including Project Gotham Racing: Ferrari Edition, Vans Sk8: Pool Service, and Audiosurf Tilt. Zune HD will also feature non-gaming apps including a calculator, MSN Weather, Twitter for Zune and Facebook for Zune.

Zune HD is available in the US in a black 16GB version for $219.99 and a platinum 32GB version for $289.99. No UK release has been confirmed.