Prince of Persia, Earth Defense Force, and Sine Mora All Join Xbox Backward Compatibility

Prince of Persia, Earth Defense Force, and Sine Mora All Join Xbox Backward Compatibility

Three cult favorites, one platform.

Three more games have been added to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program today including Sine Mora, Earth Defense Force 2025, and the 2008 Prince of Persia game for Xbox 360.

All three games have some kind of cult following. Sine Mora is a shoot 'em up developed by Digital Reality and Grasshopper Manufacture. Set in a war-torn steampunk world, Sine Mora is unique in that it is a side-scrolling shmup where players pilot fighter planes and fight through touch bullet hell levels.

Earth Defense Force 2025 is part of the long-running EDF series where players take on a Earthling soldier fighting against giant alien insects. Earth Defense Force isn't for the faint of heart, especially if you're afraid of insects. Basically, just imagine Starship Troopers as a video game.

Prince of Persia is the 2008 reboot of Ubisoft's Prince of Persia series featuring the prince in a new cel-shaded art style. The game received plenty of praise when it came about, but we haven't seen much of the Prince since the 2008 release. Perhaps it is time for another reboot?

Xbox's Backward Compatibility program has been a secret success for Microsoft and offers the Xbox a killer feature that none of the other consoles offer. For more, check out Xbox's full list of backward compatible games here.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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