The library of backward compatible Xbox 360 games continues to grow as three more classic games are joining the ever expanding library. According to the announcement made by Major Nelson, the three new games are Halo Wars, King of Fighters ’98 and Soul Calibur 2 HD. GameSpot shares the report of the announcement details.
It was also revealed that with the recent Xbox One system update, the Xbox 360 backward compatibility store is now open, meaning players can purchase Xbox 360 games digitally from their Xbox One consoles and the three new games are also available for purchase.
Halo Wars is based on the Halo franchise that now takes the form of a real-time strategy game instead of the traditional first person shooter genre where it focuses on the United Nations Space Command’s story against the Covenant. King of Fighters ’98 is one of the most popular SNK fighting games and was given a port release to the Xbox 36. Soul Calibur 2 HD is a remastered release of the classic Soul Calibur 2 game from Bandai Namco, the creators of the Tekken series, that was originally launched for the original Xbox console.
It is now the third week for Microsoft to add more backward compatible Xbox 360 games to the Xbox One, and it is still not showing any sign of slowing down. Previously they launched Assassin’s Creed, Dark Void, Dark Souls and Tekken Tag Tournament 2, totaling the list of Xbox 360 games to more than 140. It still continues to grow as Microsoft stated that more games will become available as soon as they are ready. It is possible that at the end of the year, the number of games would double as more and more Xbox 360 games are becoming backward compatible.