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Six New Xbox 360 Games Set to Be Xbox One X Enhanced Via Backwards Compatibility

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During the latest Inside Xbox showcase, Microsoft announced that six classic Xbox 360 games will soon be enhanced via the Xbox One X.

Headlining those titles in the classic Ninja Gaiden II, which will be playable on the Xbox One for the first time.

The other games set to benefit from the improved hardware are from the Splinter Cell and Fable series. From the former, Double Agent, Conviction, and Blacklist will all be updated, while both Fable II and III will similarly be improved.

Ninja Gaiden II is reportedly available immediately, while the others will be rolled out over time.

Chief among the enhancements for all titles is a nine times boost to the overall pixel count. As ever, each of the games can be played either through the original disc or after being purchased on the Microsoft Store.

Curiously, rumours of new entries in both the Splinter Cell and Fable franchises have been rumoured in recent times, so Microsoft may be preparing players for new games to come.

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Layers of Fear 2 Launching Late Next Month

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Layers of Fear 2 has been talked about for a while now and is finally coming late next month.

Announced today by publisher Gun Media, the sequel to the psychological romp through artistic ego Layers of Fear is set to launch May 28 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Gameplay-wise, the sequel looks to cover similar ground as its predecessor. As a first-person psychological horror with “an emphasis on exploration and story,” players meander through heavily-scripted set-pieces while solving puzzles and being scared a whole lot.

Layers of Fear 2, though, will be swapping the paintbrush for the dizzying heights of Hollywood. According to the game’s Steam synopsis, players “control a Hollywood actor who heeds the call of an enigmatic director to take on the lead role in a film shot aboard an ocean liner.”

Stifled by their own acting ambitions, the protagonist finds themselves alone and marooned on an increasingly nightmarish boat. The game’s unnamed protagonist must navigate their own past and the challenges the director sets them to unlock the secret to not just the film they are starring in, but their own motivations.

The original Layers of Fear was a captivating take on modern, story-driven horror, so the sequel’s inventive premise and greater scope are welcomed. While the sequel is embarking to a radically different setting, the title looks likely to recapture the original’s claustrophobic, atmospheric level design.

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