Steins;Gate games head to Xbox backward compatible list — but only for Japan
A few new titles have been added to the Xbox backward compatibility list today, but only if you call Japan home. Revealed by Xbox Director of Programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb on Twitter, three games from the Steins;Gate series are now available through the program.
Three titles from Steins;Gate series (only published in Japan) are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today https://t.co/qPMRNrLoTQ pic.twitter.com/CyicFt1OLKThree titles from Steins;Gate series (only published in Japan) are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today https://t.co/qPMRNrLoTQ pic.twitter.com/CyicFt1OLK— Larry Hryb 💬 (@majornelson) May 18, 2017May 18, 2017
The Steins;Gate series was only published in Japan, and is thus only available via the Japanese Xbox 360 Marketplace. The games themselves are a science-fiction visual novel series in which students at the center of the story change the past through technology.
The first and third games in the series are available digitally, while the second is only available if you own the disc.
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