Xbox’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has revealed this week’s new games heading to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program and it contains a little bit of everything.
First up, and likely the highlight of this bunch, is Ubisoft’s 2008 relaunch of Prince of Persia. While this reimagining of Prince of Persia never saw a sequel and the series as a whole has practically been dead since its release–except for the poor movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal and 2010’s The Forgotten Sands–its arrival on Xbox One Backward Compatibility should allow revisiting the franchise to be a bit easier.
Also joining the list this week is the third-person shooters Earth Defense Force 2025 along with the shoot ’em up game Sine Mora. This is the most varied list of additions to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program in recent weeks. Other new additions to the program include last week’s add-ons of both Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Splinter Cell: Double Agent along with a pair of Silent Hill games the week before.
The Xbox One Backward Compatibility list continues to grow a bit more every single week and now boasts near 500 titles in total.
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) August 7, 2018