Xbox game news: Big Microsoft reveal as Crackdown 3 fans get great update | Gaming | Entertainment


Microsoft continues to support one of their most popular games features with new weekly updates.

Backwards Compatibility now includes hundreds of games from previous consoles and appears to be a big part of the company’s plans for the future.

This week saw new Xbox games become available to download and play, all thanks to Backwards Compatibility.

Announced by Xbox’s Larry Hryb, fans can now grab Orcs Must Die! and The King of Fighters XIII.

Both come from the Xbox 360 and will be available to play for free if you already own them digitally.

They can also be added to your console if you own the original disc and want to install it that way too.

“Select digital and disc-based Xbox 360 and Original Xbox games can be played on Xbox One.

“These backward-compatible games use an emulator for the older Xbox operating systems, providing most features of those systems, such as screenshots, broadcasting, and Game DVR.

“Accessories designed for Xbox 360 or Original Xbox, and games requiring those accessories, don’t work on Xbox One.

“This means racing wheels, fight sticks, and other accessories won’t work with Xbox 360 or Original Xbox games you play on Xbox One. Also, games that use the Xbox 360 Kinect will not work with Kinect on Xbox One.”

For those that don’t remain these new BC titles, here are there original descriptions:


Slice them, burn them, skewer them, and launch them – no matter how you get it done, orcs must die in this fantasy action-strategy game from Robot Entertainment. As a powerful War Mage with dozens of deadly weapons, spells, and traps at your fingertips, defend twenty-four fortresses from a rampaging mob of beastly enemies, including ogres, hellbats, and of course, a whole bunch of ugly orcs. Battle your enemies through a story-based campaign across multiple difficulty levels, including brutal Nightmare mode! Will you roast orcs in pits of lava, pound them flat with a ceiling trap, or freeze and shatter them with a slash? No matter the weapons and traps you choose, you’re sure to have an orc-killing blast!


Discover “Billy Kane” and “Saiki (Human Form)” console-exclusive additional characters that KOF fans surely cannot afford to miss, KOF XIII’s “Story Mode”, displayed as a visual novel (revealing numerous episodes unknown up until now), the high-quality “Online Versus Mode” for intense battles with other players via Xbox LIVE, a “Tutorial Mode” that even KOF novice players can enjoy, and many more game modes for thousands of hours of fun! However, it’s not finished yet! More additional content will be available to download at a later date such as “Iori with the Power of Flames” and more downloadable characters!? The final chapter of the “Ash Saga”, full of anger and betrayal, ends here!

It follows some great news for Crackdown 3 fans who are looking to play on release day.

Microsoft is currently running several deals on cheap Xbox Game Passes, which will include Crackdown 3 on launch.

There’s a one-month Xbox Game Pass trial that can be picked up for only $1, but you will need to be a new subscriber to qualify.

The second deal for the Game Pass lets you buy a month of Game Pass for $2 which also comes with a second month for free.

And the same deal is available in the UK right now for the same price, giving you access to Crackdown 3 straight away.

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