The Walking Dead Backwards Compatible

Microsoft hasn't stopped focusing on backwards compatible titles for the Xbox One. In fact, the company recently added three of Telltale Games' Walking Dead titles to the Xbox One's backwards compatibility library after the games originally appeared on the Xbox 360, including the first and second season of the game and the Michonne spin-off.

Gamespot collected various bits of news about Microsoft's rather enthusiastic effort to keep gamers in the loop about backwards compatible titles.

The three games include the first season of The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series, the second season of The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series and The Walking Dead: Michonne, the three-part mini-series.

This includes each of the episodes within each of the seasons. So that's a total of 13 episodes that you'll be able to play from the Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One. The first season follows the heartbreaking and intense exploits of Lee Everett in his attempt to keep himself alive while also attempting to protect a young girl named Clementine. The second season follows the exploits of a slightly older Clementine, growing up fast while the zombie apocalypse brings the civil structures of humanity down around her very ears. Both seasons contain plenty of unpredictable moments and a lot of tear-inducing scenes as well.

The Walking Dead: Michonne takes a slightly different approach by showcasing some of the popular character's backstory, and what she had to go through before she wielded her iconic white-hilt katana and joined up with Rick and the gang. Michonne's particular tale under Telltale only spans the likes of three short episodes, so it's more like a small taste of character building rather than a full blown season like the other entries.

You'll be able to play all three games either by downloading them digitally from the Xbox Store or by plopping in the physical discs and installing them onto the hard drive directly. I do wonder exactly how that will work given that in most cases with Telltale titles, the disc usually only contained the first episode while the other episodes had to be downloaded digitally.

Either way, if you still have a copy of any of the aforementioned Telltale titles on your Xbox 360, you'll be able to play them on your Xbox One.

Additionally, Gamespot notes that these are the latest entries to be made backwards compatible after Microsoft made Battlefield: Bad Company and Konami and Platinum Games' Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance were made backwards compatible a short while ago.

Telltale has lately been a roll when it comes to big announcements and pumping out a ton of games. The studio has been working on Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2, Batman: The Enemy Within and Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, in addition to recently announcing the series finale of The Walking Dead and a second season for The Wolf Among Us.

At least for those of you who want to keep all of your game collections made accessible through a single game console, you can do so with the Telltale titles.

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