After Microsoft leakster WalkingCat published a list of original Xbox games that are to be enrolled in the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program, Microsoft has formally announced the news today. Beginning October 24, you'll be able to play a selection of 13 games that were originally made for Microsoft's first console on your Xbox One.
Here is the full list:
It is four thousand years before the Galactic Empire, hundreds of Jedi Knights have fallen in battle against the ruthless Sith. You are the last hope of the Jedi Order. Can you master the legendary power of the Force™ on your quest to save the Republic? Or will you fall to the lure of the dark side?
Ninja Gaiden, the critically acclaimed cut-and-slash action game, took the action genre by storm with its unique and innovative gameplay, killer story, and mind-blowing graphics.
Crimson Skies®: High Road to Revenge™ combines thrilling aerial combat with the swashbuckling style of a Hollywood action-adventure movie. Set in an alternate 1930s world of gunship diplomacy and sinister intrigue, Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge lets you pilot powerful aircraft against nefarious air pirates and behemoth war zeppelins.
Fuzion Frenzy® combines the continuous, frenetic action of a futuristic street sport with the action-packed fun of mini-games set in a dynamic 3-D urban environment. Six arenas and more than 45 mini-games provide plenty of competitive fun for up to four players.
Relive the epic adventures of the Prince in medieval Persia, and master the Sands of Time to save your Kingdom. Erase the past, witness the future, and freeze the present to survive.
A PSYCHIC ODYSSEY THROUGH THE MINDS OF MISFITS, MONSTERS, AND MADMEN. Is everything right in your head? Raz, a young psychic cadet discovers that someone is stealing brains. Using clairvoyance, astral projection, telekinesis and levitation help Raz foil this evil plot by entering their minds and smacking around a whole bunch of personal demons.
One good cop. One very bad situation. Meet Jack Slate. A cop on the beat in Grant city... unware that his next call is about to change his life. What he discovers will send him on a downward spiral into a labyrinth of corruption, betrayal, and crime. A super-charged Action Noir thriller, Dead to Rights™ goes beyond Hollywood's best experience deliver the performance of a life time. All that's missing, is you!
Join the world’s most brutal and enigmatic strike force. The BLACK™ tactical squad operates under the cloak of complete anonymity and deniability to protect the U.S. from threats foreign and domestic. It answers to no one, allowing it to carry out covert operations around the globe.
Take on the role of Cooper, a kid on a mission to rescue his girlfriend, who has been "grabbed by the ghoulies." Venture through haunted and ominous Ghoulhaven Hall and battle it out with a variety of monsters, while trying to escape the many tricks, traps, and shocks along the way.
Sid Meier's Pirates!® is the action-packed roleplaying game that lets you live the life of a pirate in the seventeenth-century Caribbean. Choose which exploits and quests to pursue in this Xbox®-customized version of Sid's original, award-winning Pirates! PC game.
Twenty-second century Earth. Five years after the rebellion on Mars. For the last 15 years, Sopot, the corrupt dictator, has oppressed the people of the Commonwealth. His relentless pursuit of unification with the neighboring United Republic has left the country soaked in unnecessary bloodshed and poverty. Propaganda is plastered throughout communities and a Public Information Building, built as a tribute to the self-centered chancellor, spews news broadcasts with claims of victory as more and more soldiers fall victim. Fed up after years on the front lines, a group of super-soldiers injected with nanotechnology vow to replace the dictator and restore peace. Defend your country as Alias, a demolitions expert, with the help of your five squad members, each specializing in their own method of destruction. Fight through diverse levels using vehicles, an arsenal of specialized weapons and massive explosives in your rampage to overthrow the government.
BloodRayne is a dhampir, born from the unnatural union of vampire and human. Blessed with the powers of a vampire but cursed with the thirst for blood and a weakness to sunlight, Rayne is challenged with her most personal battle yet as she hunts down her siblings. They have banded together and pledged to carry on their father's legacy of creating a new era of vampire supremacy where humans are mere cattle. Rayne's siblings have created 'The Shroud,' a mysterious substance that will render the sun's lethal rays harmless to vampires. Now only BloodRayne stands between an unsuspecting humanity and a horrifying vampire dawn.
THE KING OF FIGHTERS NEOWAVE, the legendary spin-off title in the KOF Series is back on Xbox One! Prepare yourself for epic battles! ◆46 fighters about to clash! 3 hidden characters join the fight! Clear specific conditions to unlock fan-favorites "Seth", "Kusanagi", and "Omega Rugal"! ◆ Heat up your battles via the "Heat Mode" feature! Press the Heat button to activate "Heat Mode", and power-up your attacks while sacrificing a gradual loss of health! ◆3 totally different game styles for unlimited battle strategies! ・Super Cancel Mode: A classic but very deep game mode in which players can cancel moves into each other! ・Guard Break Mode: This defensive game style with its unblockable attacks is highly recommended for expert players! ・MAX2 Mode: Players have access in this game mode to a power gauge that recovers automatically, and to an exclusive MAX2 ultimate move for tremendous damage! ◆Exclusive "Original Mode"! A "Character Edit" mode, where you can customize your favorite characters' colors, a "Practice Mode" where you can set your own settings and train your best combos, and many more extras await you in this console's exclusive "Original Mode"!!
It's worth noting that many of the descriptions for these games include a note that say that there may be some minor issues when playing them on an Xbox 360, as those particular titles were included in the Xbox 360 Backward Compatibility program. It's unclear if the Xbox One will have the same issues or not.
You can purchase the games now from the links above, but you won't be able to play them on your Xbox One or One S until tomorrow.