Microsoft today added two additional titles to the list of Xbox 360 games that are backward compatible with the Xbox One. Last week only saw the addition of Joust and Call of Duty 2, so hopefully this marks the beginning of a busier week.
Today's new titles are Forza Horizon and Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse. Forza Horizon shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, as it's slated to be available for free to Xbox Live Gold members through Microsoft's Games with Gold program beginning on September 1.
Mickey Mouse returns to star in Castle of Illusion, a fantastical reimagining of the Sega Genesis classic. With all-new HD graphics and gameplay, Castle of Illusion brings Mickey and his world to life in this magical Disney adventure! When the evil witch Mizrabel kidnaps Minnie, it’s up to Mickey to brave the dangers of the Castle of Illusion to rescue Minnie. Gather your courage and traverse enchanted forests, take on hordes of rebellious toys and navigate mazes of living books. Play as Mickey and save Minnie from Mizrabel’s evil clutches! Features: - Play as Mickey Mouse in this reimagining of the classic Sega Genesis/Mega Drive game. - Experience a world of wonder, brought to life with all-new graphics and magical adventures. - Journey across five magical worlds filled with Mizrabel’s powerful minions. - Complete hidden challenges to customize Mickey with classic costumes!
Forza Horizon ($19.99)
Where cars belong! Celebrate speed, music, and style at the Horizon Festival. From the makers of the highest-rated racing franchise of this generation, Forza Horizon combines legendary Forza authenticity with the freedom of the open road.
While backward compatible games are a great way to find fun new titles on the cheap, don't forget that you still have another day to grab this month's Games with Gold. Until the end of the month, you can grab Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (Xbox One) and Beyond Good & Evil HD (Xbox 360). You can also grab WWE 2K16 (Xbox One) until September 15.
If you miss those, no worries. The September Games with Gold are right around the corner. Every month, Microsoft offers two Xbox One and two backward compatible Xbox 360 games to all Xbox Live Gold subscribers, but you have to claim them in time.
In the meantime, Microsoft is always adding more games to the Backward Compatibility list (usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays), so keep an eye out.