Earth Defense Force 2017 and Sonic Adventure 2 are the latest Xbox 360 games you can play on your Xbox One console. These two titles follow the addition of Peggle 2 and Marlow Briggs and the Mask of the Death to the Backward Compatibility list two days ago.
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) November 30, 2017
For those unfamiliar, Earth Defense Force 2017 is a futuristic third-person shooter developed by Japanese developer Sandlot, and the first game in the series to be released in North America. As for Sonic Adventure 2, it’s a remastered version of the platform game originally released on the Sega Dreamcast back in 2001. You can find more details about both games below.
Earth Defense Force is a shooting action game and follow-up to “The Earth Defense Force” and “The Earth Defense Force 2”, released in Japan. In this game, the player becomes a soldier of an international army, the EDF, trying to defeat an alien army that suddenly arrives on Earth. The PS2 predecessors have sold over 350,000 copies in Japan, and now the popular series has made its way to the XBOX 360. To take advantage of the console’s high definition capability, the graphics and gameplay have been improved, while the design and game world have been completely revamped.
In the fight between heroes and villains, will you choose to save the world or conquer it? The hunt for the Chaos Emeralds is on and battle lines have been drawn between Hero and Dark. Experience two unique adventures featuring both long-time heroes and new and returning villains as they battle for the fate of the world! Sonic Adventure™ 2 makes its return on Xbox LIVE Arcade with a full cast of playable heroes and villains, exciting two-player competitive modes, Chao Gardens, and more than 30 action-packed stages, all remastered in HD!
Overall, nine new Xbox 360 games have been added to the Xbox One Backward compatibility list this month, and we’re looking forward to see what’s in the pipeline for December.