Xbox One Catches JRPG Fever


With the release of three new titles yesterday, Microsoft’s backwards compatibility program now offers players 300 games from the Xbox 360’s library. In celebration of the milestone, Microsoft is giving players a free download for Lost Odyssey.

Lost Odyssey, a JRPG from Mistwalker and Feelplus, is now available for free, through Dec. 31. With a story from the creator of Final Fantasy, Lost Odyssey gave the Xbox 360 some much-needed variety. Featuring a turn-based combat system and a magical world, fans of JRPGs will feel right at home.

In the same announcement, Microsoft’s Major Nelson announced both Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon are now available digitally through the Xbox Marketplace. Nelson states, “When Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon were initially added to Xbox One Backward Compatibility library, they were only available to players who owned the original discs. But the team engineered a solution and now both titles are available digitally in the Xbox 360 Marketplace.”

Blue Dragon, developed by Mistwalker and Artoon, also comes from some of the great minds behind the Final Fantasy series. Mistwalker’s debut title, Blue Dragon follows five young heroes as they fight to overthrow an evil Emperor. Blue Dragon is available now on the Xbox Marketplace for $20.

Don’t miss out on your free game. Lost Odyssey is available for free through Dec. 31.

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