Xbox Live’s Major Nelson announces that three more titles have been added to the Xbox Live Backward Compatibility list, and they’ll bring waves of nostalgia with them.
Xbox Live’s own Major Nelson has now announced the latest three titles to feature backward compatibility with the Xbox One, and we’re unofficially dubbing this week ‘the nostalgia update.’ The three new titles all originally came out between 1996 and 2002, and were all respectively ported to the Xbox Live Arcade platform sometime in the last 6 years. The latest backward compatible update brings in Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, and Sonic The Fighters.
The previous update to the backward compatible library also introduced two fighting games into the fold (and one shortly before that), so it looks like Xbox One gamers who happen to be fighting fans are being quite spoiled of late. The library itself gets more complete every month, although some of the most in-demand titles – like Red Dead Redemption – are still delayed due to licensing difficulties.
Here’s Major Nelson’s announcement tweet of the update:
Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project is an old arcade-style game, which several gamers might be inclined to say ended up being a better title than the long-awaited and ill-fated Duke Nukem Forever. The title originally released in 2002 (and was brought to the Xbox Live Arcade in 2010), and features masculine action hero Duke Nukem taking on a mad scientist hellbent on turning the creatures of Manhattan into deadly killers.
Garou is a port from the Neo Geo classic fighting game of the same name from the year 2000 (ported to Xbox Live in 2009), and Sonic The Fighters rings in as the oldest title between all three games, originally having been released for arcade systems in 1996 and later ported to the Xbox Live Arcade in 2012. It’s also a fighting game, and is a great choice for gamers looking to spend a few bucks and bring in a nostalgic Sega vibe.
Any gamers who have previously purchased these titles on the Xbox 360 should see them automatically appear in their Xbox One library. Gamers who didn’t previously own the titles, but are interested in purchasing a digital copy, can do so on the Xbox website here. Alternatively, gamers already on the Xbox One can take a gander through the new backward compatibility store.
Gamers who still don’t have an Xbox One may be swayed by the growing library of titles, but they’ll only have until the end of the month to enjoy the console being $300.
Those interested in keeping an eye on future backward compatible releases should watch Major Nelson’s Twitter account, where the Xbox veteran frequently posts updates regarding the service.
Source: Major Nelson