Microsoft today added five more games to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility list, including Assassin's Creed III, ilomilo, Matt Hazard: BBB, Shadow Assault/Tenchu, and Shinobi. This should bring the list up to 387 games, as the company edges closer to its next milestone of 400.
Here are today's additions:
The American Colonies, 1775. It’s a time of civil unrest and political upheaval in the Americas. As a Native American Assassin fights to protect his land and his people he will ignite the flames of a young nation’s revolution. In Assassin’s Creed® III, eliminate your enemies with an array of new weapons including guns, bows, tomahawks, and trusty hidden blades. The game has been in development for over 3 years and features the new Ubisoft-AnvilNext engine, a stunning technology that will revolutionize gaming with powerful graphics, lifelike animations, immersive combat, and advanced physics. With an all new setting, assassin and engine Assassin’s Creed® III takes you back to the American Revolutionary War, but not the one you’ve read about in history books.
Explore the visually lush dream world of IloMilo. Challenge yourself with exciting puzzles as you dive deeper and deeper into the story. Play along with a friend or family member and share the journey. Beautiful and full of charm, the game is equally appealing to seasoned gamers and young families alike. The puzzles are easy to learn, but challenging and deeply rewarding to find all the hidden surprises. Experience the unique, fun new co-op experience where you and a friend or family member can take control of ilo and milo and help guide each other through the exciting puzzles.
Introducing the ultimate arcade action experience for hardcore video game fans! Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond is an homage to the greatest side scrolling action video games of all time. Starring classic action hero Matt Hazard and all his greatest enemies, it features tons of weapons, nonstop explosions, and gorgeous 3D environments. Battle everything from evil ninjas to killer penguins. Survive incredible boss battles. And - of course – enjoy side-by-side 2 player gameplay. Enjoy nonstop run and gun survival at its finest in an over the top modern vision of timeless video game themes. There are no refunds for this item.
Tenchu, the world-famous ninja action game, is now on Xbox LIVE Arcade. Control your favorite characters as you use a variety of ninja weapons to defeat your enemies and complete your missions. Use traps in multiplayer mode to kill your friends for massive points!
As the ninja Shinobi (Joe Musashi) you must stop who the criminal organization called "Zeed" who has kidnapped the children of the Oboro clan. Test your ninja skills through five missions of increasing difficulty as Musashi must make his way to Zeed's headquarters and free all the hostages. Zeed's leaders, known as "Ring of Five", are determined to stop you as you'll face one at the end of each stage.
If you're looking for new games on the cheap, keep in mind that it's not too late to grab this month's Games with Gold, which offers four free games per month to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. You've got until the end of the month to claim Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Director's Cut (Xbox One) and Lego Star Wars: TCS (Xbox 360), and until June 15 to grab Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (Xbox One).
New backward compatible games are typically announced on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so make sure to check back later this week.