Microsoft today is adding four Xbox 360 games to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility list, all of which are from the Command and Conquer series. They include Command and Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath, Command and Conquer 3, Command and Conquer Red Alert 3, and Command and Conquer Red Alert 3 Commander's Challenge.
The Xbox One Backward Compatibility list, which now includes well over 500 games, was last updated last Wednesday with Ace Combat 6. It would seem that Microsoft is deviating from its usual schedule of new games on Tuesdays.
Here are the new games:
Choose your army and conquer the world in the latest installment of the legendary Command & Conquer saga. Take your part in an epic two-decade conflict told through high-definition video sequences starring Natasha Henstridge, Carl Lumbly, and Joe Kucan as Kane. Command & Conquer 3(tm): Kane's Wrath includes all the units, structures, and superpowers from Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars(tm), plus all-new, game-changing Epic Units and the Xbox 360 console-exclusive mode Kane's Challenge. Choose from nine armies and storm the battlefield solo, or take the fight online and demolish your friends in the name of Kane across 50 multiplayer maps.
Control massive armies and wage war as one of as one of three rival factions in Command and Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars. Embark on an adrenaline-fueled single-player campaign that features explosive 3D special effects, an unparalleled Hollywood cast, and over 90 minutes of live-action video. Then, head onto Xbox Live for devastating multiplayer battles with five exclusive modes and Xbox Live Vision support. You alone can decide the fate of the planet in the epic war over Tiberium. Welcome back, Commander.
After years of conflict, the Allies are finally on the brink of victory. Cowering behind the walls of the Kremlin, the Soviets decide to turn to one last act of desperation – the use of an experimental time travel device. The mission: to go back in time to eliminate Albert Einstein before he creates the technologies that will lead the Allies to ultimate victory. After a successful mission, the Soviets return to the present, discovering the Allied position has indeed been weakened. But before they can truly celebrate, they find out their actions have spawned a new threat and global superpower, the mysterious, technologically advanced Empire of the Rising Sun. Welcome to World War III.
Fight for world domination in the all-new Red Alert 3 Commander’s Challenge! Do you have what it takes to withstand the brutal onslaught and relentless taunting of the world’s toughest commanders, including Ric Flair as Commander Hill? Find out as you attempt to conquer the world in 50 challenges featuring explosive new units such as the Giga Fortress, Desolator, and Cryo Legionnaire!
Of course, if you're looking for new games on the cheap, don't forget about this month's Games with Gold, which offers four free games a month to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. You've got until the end of the month to claim Celeste (Xbox One) and Far Cry 2 (Xbox 360). You can also grab WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship (Xbox One) until February 15.