Prince of Persia, Earth Defense Force 2025, Sine Mora join Xbox backward compatibility

Today, Larry Hryb, Director of Programming for Xbox Live, announced that Xbox 360 games Prince of Persia, Earth Defense Force 2025, and Sine Mora are now backward compatible on Xbox One. The three games aren't the heavy-hitters fans were hoping for, but they're still a lot of fun.

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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Prince of Persia

The Prince of Persia reboot which launched in 2008 was a new direction for the franchise. It featured cel-shaded visuals and a new, more rebellious protagonist. According to Ubisoft, the game is set in a land rooted in ancient Persian mythology, with the "Prince" finding himself caught in an epic battle between the primal forces of light and darkness. The Prince arrives just in time to witness the destruction of the legendary "Tree of Life", an act which threatens to plunge the entire world into eternal darkness.

Earth Defense Force 2025

Earth Defense Force 2025 is the long-awaited sequel to the original game. Earth Defense Force 2025 is an "action shooting bonanza" that arms players to repel the most terrifying invasion of giant aliens and insects the world has ever seen. You can equip hundreds of weapons across all new character classes, exterminate menacing creatures of all sizes, and, obviously, save the world again.

Sine Mora

Sine Mora is the original version of Sine Mora EX which launched on Xbox One a while back. The game is a horizontal shoot 'em up that provides a unique take on challenge, where time is the ultimate factor. If you get hit, you lose time. Sine Mora features gorgeous graphics and a surprisingly complex story.

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Be sure to check out these games on Xbox One if you're looking for a break between new experiences like The Crew 2. Even to this day Prince of Persia, Earth Defense Force 2025, and Sine Mora remain quite enjoyable.

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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.