Just Cause, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow series join Xbox backward compatibility

Ever since Xbox One backward compatibility was announced, gamers have been asking for a few high-profile games. While the majority of requests revolve around the Call of Duty franchise, the Castlevania franchise has been another hot series. Today, Xbox Live's Director of Programming, Larry Hryb, announced that Just Cause, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 are now backward compatible.

Backward compatibility opens Xbox One to a huge variety of games, spanning three generations of Microsoft's consoles. Despite hardware differences, it remains an outstanding feature, allowing a select library of older games to be played on Xbox One. While the majority of them are Xbox 360 titles, there are also some original Xbox games in there.

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Just Cause

In Just Cause, you take on the role of the flamboyant Rico Rodriguez — an undercover operative specialized in regime changes — as he tries to overthrow the corrupt government of San Esperito. This rogue South American island is suspected of stockpiling nuclear weapons and it's your job to negate the threat. This essentially means blowing everything up in sight.

Just Cause costs $9.99 on the Xbox Store.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

According to Konami, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a dark and vivid new reimagining of the Castlevania mythology. It takes place during the end of days as ungodly powers isolate the Earth. You step into the shoes of Gabriel Belmont, a member of the Brotherhood of Light, armed with the Combat Cross to defend the living and destroy the dead.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow costs $16.99 on Amazon.

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD is a sequel to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. The game reveals the story of the Belmonts, as they battle destiny across generations, to discover their true fate. Trevor Belmont, knight of the Brotherhood of Light, embarks on a quest to avenge his mother, killed by his father, Gabriel.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD costs $14.99 on the Xbox Store.

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

In Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, Gabriel Dracula returns once again. Dracula wants to die and this might be the key to end his immortal suffering. However, this time around he faces a new powerful threat so he has to reacquire his old powers.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 costs $20.78 on Amazon.

Be sure to check out Castlevania: Lords of Shadow in particular if you're a fan of the franchise. The Castlevania games aren't just cult classics, they're also a lot of fun to play.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.