Just last week, Larry Hryb, Xbox Live Director of Programming, announced the addition of old school games “Outland” and “Gunstar Heroes” to the growing roster of games under the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility program. This week, three more games are joining the library: “Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project,” “Garou: Mark of the Wolves,” and “Sonic The Fighters.”
The news was once again delivered by Hryb using his official Twitter account posting an update that read, “Garou MOTW, Sonic the Fighters & Duke Nukem MP are now available on Xbox One Back Compat http://mjr.mn/BackCompat pic.twitter.com/bFSJ9Nrb0g“
“Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project” is a platform game that follows the game’s protagonist, Duke Nukem, in fighting Mech Morphix who is a mad scientist trying to metamorphosize monsters in an effort to take over New York City. “Garou: Mark of the Wolves,” on the other hand, is a classic fighting game set 10 years after the death of crime lord Geese Howard. Lastly, “Sonic the Fighters” is a competitive fighting style game where characters are able to go up against each other. The game gives off the nostalgic Sega aura, thus a hit to those who want to reminisce their early playing days.
As Microsoft seemingly digs up older games to add to the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility game list, much awaited games such as “Red Dead Redemption” have yet to join due to some difficulties in licensing. Other anticipated titles that have kept fans waiting are the “Call of Duty” games. As of now, only “Call of Duty: Black Ops” is backwards compatible, and rumor has it that “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” and “Modern Warfare” are already slated.
Xbox One Backwards Compatibility, according to Microsoft, is “arguably the most significant release we’ve ever made to a console–and that anybody’s ever made to a console.” The feature was launched last year and lets players enjoy Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One. For the complete list of games now available through this service, check here.