Sometimes, when releasing digital copies of past videogame titles online in current gaming platforms, the chronological order of multi-installment series no longer holds. That’s why last September Xbox Live Gold featured the limited-time rerelease of 2011’s LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars on Xbox One, when there were other titles originally ahead of it.
Like now, Microsoft’s ongoing program of increasing the backwards-compatibility of Xbox One for past-generation Xbox games is featuring a LEGO title from Warner Bros. Interactive and Traveller’s Tales that came before LEGO Star Wars III in the Xbox 360 release order. We’re talking about LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy.
Released in 2006 for the original Xbox and the 360 among other platforms, this adventure game was a compilation of events from the legendary Episodes V-VI of the saga that was premiered during the late seventies to eighties. LEGO Star Wars II ensured by its great sales that WBI and TT would continue churning out videogame adaptations of the LEGO Star Wars licensed product line.
So it is that LEGO Star Wars II and fellow “new” old but now-compatible Tropico 4 are joining the ever-expanding library of past Xbox-line games that have become fully backwards compatible with the Xbox One, ever since Microsoft starting the conversions for choice titles in 2015. One can get LEGO Star Wars II on the Xbox Store now for $15.