Just Cause and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Games Join Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

Joining the Xbox backwards compatibility list are: Just Cause, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate, and Lords of Shadow 2.

on October 30, 2018 12:36 PM

Microsoft has announced a few new additions to the Xbox One backwards compatibility list, and they are: Just Cause, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2.

Just Cause is a very early Xbox 360 title that also released on PC, PS2, and the original Xbox in September of 2006. Developed by Avalanche Studios and published by Eidos Interactive, this was the first game in the series that will soon receive another entry with Just Cause 4 on December 4, 2018. Just Cause is currently available for $9.99 on the Microsoft store.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a 2010 title that was a reboot of the Castlevania series, bringing it into a third person action adventure genre and away from the 2D Metroidvania style. You can currently purchase it for $9.99 on the Microsoft Store as well as read our review of the game which we found enjoyable. MercurySteam developed both this game as well as its two sequels.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD went back to being a side-scrolling game and was originally released on the Nintendo 3DS before being ported to Xbox 360, PlayStation Network, and Steam as a digital-only release. It is currently available for $14.99 on the Microsoft Store.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is the strangest of the bunch. Released in 2014 only on the previous console generation, despite new consoles having just released the past fall, players control Dracula, formerly Gabriel Belmont, in an open world. It was by far the worst received of the recent Castlevania games and the last to release in the franchise aside from remasters such as Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood. It is currently available for $39.99 on the Microsoft Store and you can read our review that will let you know not to spend that much money on this game.

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