Six More Games Hit Xbox Backwards Compatibility Before Holiday Break

Gaming article by Samuel Guglielmo on Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 16:20
Topic(s): Microsoft, News

Xbox One's backwards compatibility has continued to add new games, though it seems it's finally time for a small break. Today Major Nelson has announced that five more games (and one Japan only game) have been added to Xbox One's backwards compatibility and that these will be the last games added as the team leaves to go on break until the new year.

So which games are getting brought to the service? Well, we got a little open world schooling, a little love affair, and some planets in danger. Here's the full list:

  • Skydive: Proximity Flight is a Kinect game where you participate in death-defying dives and perform stunts, using the Kinect camera to track your movements.
  • Planets Under Attack is a small strategy game where you venture out into the galaxy to recover resources to conquer planets.
  • Bully: Scholarship Edition is an updated re-release of Rockstar's popular Bully, where you take on the school bullies and attend classes in an open world game.
  • Catherine has you trying to help a man in a relationship crisis, while he dreams of strange puzzle landscapes where he must climb up blocks and avoid strange symbolic monsters.
  • Raskulls will test your platforming and puzzle skills, as you run competitive races and match blocks to stop other players or give you an advantage.
  • Finally there's Clannad, a visual novel. The Xbox 360 release has not been seen outside of Japan but it did get on Steam back in 2015.
Sadly, this is it for 2016, while the team takes a break. Yet they'll be back next year with more games being brought over to the backwards compatibility service. If you want to see the full list of backwards compatible games, take a look here.

How do you feel about these games? Wanted something different? Excited to get your hands on one of them again? Wished Clannad's Xbox 360 version wasn't stuck as a Japanese exclusive? Let us know in the comments!

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Samuel Guglielmo

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I'm Sam. Been playing video games since PlayStation. Favorite games include Ace Combat 5, Perfect Dark, Final Fantasy IX, Metro 2033, and MonsterBag. Also loves books and can be found face first in one all the time.