XBOX ONE owners can now download and play six Xbox 360 classics, including triple-A blockbusters like Borderlands 2.
Xbox Backwards Compatibility welcomes six classic games into the fold, including one title that will be free in March.
In a busy day for Backwards Compatibility news, Microsoft confirmed that Borderlands 2, Assassin’s Creed Rogue, The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match, Gyromancer, Moon Diver and Space Invaders Infinity Gene have all joined the service on Xbox One.
The well timed Xbox One update launches ahead of March’s Games with Gold refresh, which actually includes Borderlands 2.
Borderlands 2 will be free from March 1 until midnight on March 15, when it will be replaced by Heavy Weapon.
Xbox One users who already own Borderlands 2 – or any of the other Backwards Compatibility classics – will be able to insert their old discs and start playing immediately.
Likewise, if you own the digital version of the game, you can download it from the My Games and Apps section of the dashboard.
You can find out more about the games below…
Borderlands 2: “A new era of shoot and loot is about to begin. Play as one of four new vault hunters facing off against a massive new world of creatures, psychos and the evil mastermind, Handsome Jack. Make new friends, arm them with a bazillion weapons and fight alongside them in 4 player co-op or split-screen on a relentless quest for revenge and redemption across the undiscovered and unpredictable living planet.”
Assassin’s Creed Rogue: “Amidst the chaos of the French and Indian War, you play as Shay Patrick Cormac, a fearless young member of the Assassin Brotherhood. After a mission gone tragically wrong, Shay turns his back on the Assassins who, in response, attempt to kill him. Betrayed, Shay will take his revenge by wiping out those who turned their blades against him and ultimately become the most feared Assassin hunter in history.”
The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match: “Originally crowned as a top contender in the fighting game genre with the release of KOF 98, this full upgrade to the second entry in the KOF Ultimate Match series, KOF 2002 is widely considered to be the ultimate KOF. Based on the KOF NESTS compilation originally released only in Japan, the game offers the series’ largest selection of characters as well as an all new soundtrack and enhanced graphics. The game balance has been carefully retuned for the addition of new moves and recovery moves, making KOF 2002UM a heated battle on your Xbox 360 that never stops!”
Space Invaders Infinity Gene: “Space Invaders, the game that defined video games for generations, is back with a new twist! The game starts off looking like the classic Space Invaders, but as you play through the game, it evolves. Unlock new stages, new power ups, and new features. The full game features a total of 143 stages from both Normal Mode and the breathtaking Challenge Mode where stages change with each playthrough. You can even blast your way through unique stages evolved from your very own music! Compete against other players from all around the world in real time with the appropriately named Real Time Rankings! Space Invaders Infinity Gene is the pinnacle of outer space shooting action!”
Gyromancer: “Gyromancer: A fusion of puzzle and RPG gaming. You are Rivel, a powerful mage who leads fearsome beasts into battle as he explores the depths of Aldemona Wood. Master a deep–and deeply addictive–battle system. Twelve stages of play against dozens of unique foes. The full version allows you to play all stages of the game.”
Moon Diver: “The Earth lies in ruins. In the year 2081, five warriors suddenly appeared during an eclipse and began the fight to take back Earth. Introducing MOON DIVER, an easy-to-control side-scrolling action game for 1–4 players. Get ready for non-stop acrobatic action on the ground, walls, and even ceilings! Characters can level up, gain new abilities, and unleash devastating special attacks known as MoonSault Combinations!”