Dozens added to 360 backward-compatibility list
Rumored Psychonauts and Shenmue II included in the latest round of original Xbox titles enabled for play on the Xbox 360, along with a couple of surprises.
Microsoft today released an updated backward-compatibility list for the Xbox 360 featuring 37 more Xbox games that are now playable on the company's newest system. While all of the anticipated titles mentioned in a version of the list that leaked out earlier this week were indeed in the final update, there were also a couple of additions.
Among the more notable games on the list released today are Psychonauts, Shenmue II, Dead or Alive Ultimate, Indigo Prophecy, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Scarface, Splinter Cell: Double Agent, and Ultimate Spider-Man. However, there were also a few new faces in Soul Calibur II (but only for North American 360 owners) and Conker: Live and Reloaded.
Microsoft's complete list of new games included in today's backward-compatibility update is below:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Burnout 3: Takedown (support updated)
Conker: Live and Reloaded
Dead or Alive Ultimate
Destroy All Humans!
Dynasty Warriors 4
Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick
Ex Chaser (Japan only)
Far Cry: Instincts
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
Muzzle Flash (Japan only)
Plus Plumb 2 (Japan only)
Psyvariar 2 Extend Edition (Japan only)
Rainbow Six: Lockdown
Rapala Pro Fishing
Rent-A-Hero no. 1 (Japan only)
Soul Calibur II (North America only)
Splinter Cell: Double Agent
Tenerezza (Japan only)
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
Wakeboarding Unleashed: Featuring Sean Murray
Winback2: Project Poseidon
Upon finding out that Psychonauts was included in the update, the game's lead designer Tim Schafer said, "It looks official! Yeee haw!" And added: "I want to thank all the fans who mailed Microsoft on our account! It wouldn't have happened without them!"
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