Today, Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb announced that four more games would get the backwards compatible treatment and appear on Xbox One. Resident Evil Code: Veronica X and the first three titles in the Lost Planet series are now available.
Resident Evil Code: Veronica X is the first new title added, having first appeared on the Sega Dreamcast in 2000. An extended cut version titled Code: Veronica X was released a year later, which featured approximately 10 minutes of new cinematic sequences. Code: Veronica X was the fourth installment in the Resident Evil series, taking place three months after the events of Resident Evil 2.
Lost Planet titles Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, Lost Planet 2, and Lost Planet 3 make up the other new additions to the backwards compatible library. The Lost Planet series are third-person shooters that follow events on E.D.N III, a planet in the process of an ice age. The first title, Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, was released in 2007, with Lost Planet 2 and 3 following in 2010 and 2013 respectively. Each title follows the struggles of a different protagonist on E.D.N III.
In Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, earth has become too hostile for humans to survive on, so mega-corporation NEVEC plan to colonize E.D.N III. As you’d expect, this doesn’t go to plan, with alien species the Akrid already occupying E.D.N III.
Lost Planet 2 also takes place on E.D.N III, ten years after the events of the first game, with the third entry to the series being a prequel to the first two games.
If any of these titles interest you, remember that you will need to either own the physical Xbox 360 copy or purchase the digital versions from the Xbox Live marketplace.