The Saints ride again with Saints Row: The Third on Xbox One backward compatibility today


Sans Johnny Gat

[Update: Turns out I was actually wrong about Virtual-On not being on US BC. It was already made available a few months back, so it coming to Japanese Xbox One’s is a sign that their own regional service is getting updates. That is sweet! The original story is left below, misinformed ranting and all! -PG]

It may be my least favorite of the series, but Saints Row: The Third definitely had some fun moments. It was a bold departure in style that has come to define the series’ place opposite Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto. Sadly, it cut a bunch of mainstay features from 2 and basically had a campaign that repeated mission beats far too often. Hulk Hogan and Sasha Grey were in it, though, so yay?

Anyway, if you have a fondness for the Saints’ third outing, but only have an Xbox One, now you don’t need to worry. The game is officially compatible on Microsoft’s new console via the glorious backward compatibility service. While this is probably the highest profile game of the bunch, this isn’t the only title coming today.

Along with the late THQ’s dildo bat simulator, we’re also getting Super C, Monopoly Deal, Slender: The Arrival and Undertow on the BC service. If you happen to be in Japan (or have a Japanese Live account), you can also get Virtual-On on your Xbox One, which makes me so excited and mad at the same time. Why can’t we have the port of that arcade classic?!

Undertow, Monopoly Deal and Virtual-On (Japan Only) are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today

— Larry Hryb 👶🏼 (@majornelson) September 14, 2017

Also, Slender: The Arrival, Super Contra & Saints Row: The Third are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today

— Larry Hryb 👶🏼 (@majornelson) September 14, 2017

With Virtual-On being a Japanese only release, this makes me wonder how many Japanese gamers actually use the backward compatibility service (or own an Xbox One). Is there a huge list of exclusive games for the Japanese market that we’ll never see? Why isn’t the US release of Virtual-On being added? So many questions…

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