The list of Xbox 360 titles that are now playable on Xbox One continues to grow, as three new titles joined the roster today. Lost Odyssey, Toy Story 3 and Guwange are the latest additions to the backwards compatible library.
Developed by Mistwalker and Feelplus, Lost Odyssey was suspected to be coming to the program a few months back, and it’s definitely nice to see it being made official. Originally released in 2008 in North America, the JRPG centers around the “immortal” Kaim. Plagued by a form of amnesia, Kaim must face off against threats created by the world’s approaching magical revolution, while also coming to terms with long-forgotten memories. Written by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, the story was heavily praised by critics.
Released alongside the smash film, Toy Story 3 takes a unique approach to the often maligned licensed video game. Instead of merely just following the plot beats of the film, the game is split into two different modes. One tells a traditional tale, while the other opens up a Toybox for fans to play around in. Said Toybox allows players to create and complete missions using various characters and objects from Pixar’s popular franchise.
Finally, Guwange is a classic Cave shoot ’em up. Originally released in arcades in 1999, the vertical shooter eventually made the jump to the Xbox 360 in 2010. The title received praise for its unique take on the genre, which include elements such as horizontally scrolling levels and flashy special abilities.
While it may have started off slow, Microsoft’s commitment to backwards compatibility has really been showcased over the past few months. Recent additions include Platinum Games’ cult hit Bayonetta, fan favorite shooter Call of Duty: World at War and Kanta Matsuhisa’s E4: Every Extend Extra Extreme. Although several big titles are still unavailable, the addition of backwards compatibility has been one of the best features of owning an Xbox One.
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Source: Major Nelson