Lego Batman 2 and Port Royale 3 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 Lego franchise has been other hot series. Today, Microsoft announced that Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes and Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants 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. To date, gamers have enjoyed well over a billion hours of backward compatible games, and the catalog now includes over five hundred Xbox 360 games alone.

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

The Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin join other famous super heroes from the DC Universe including Superman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern to save Gotham City from destruction at the hands of the notorious villains Lex Luthor and the Joker.

Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants

The mighty kingdoms of Spain, England, France, and the Netherlands fight over the colonies. And there you are, a young sea captain whose only goal is to become the most powerful person in the New World. To achieve that goal, you may choose one of the two available campaigns. Develop a successful trading company, lead your ships in naval battles and force your opponents to their knees.

Be sure to check out both these games on Xbox One because they hold up even to this day.

Asher Madan

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.