'Sonic Adventure 2' has been added to Xbox One's Backward Compatibility.



The popular platform video game dropped on Dreamcast and GameCube between 2001 and 2002 and it is now available, along with third-person shooter 'Earth Defense Force 2017', which was released in 2006, on the Xbox One.

Xbox's Larry Hryb confirmed the news on Twitter, writing: "Earth Defense Force 2017 and Sonic Adventure 2 are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today (sic)"

Sonic Adventure 2's inclusion looks set to please many as the game had racked up more than 12,000 votes on Backwards Compatibility leaderboards.

Fans can access 'Sonic Adventure 2' in the Ready to Download section of My Games and Apps if they already own the title digitally, or it is available to purchase from the Xbox Store.

This news comes shortly after Microsoft added 'Peggle 2' and 'Marlow Briggs and the Mask of the Death'.

'Peggle 2', which received 1,000 votes, is a puzzle video game which originally dropped in December 2013 for Xbox One, and then in October 2014 for PlayStation 4.

In September, the technology giant confirmed both 'Halo 3' and 'Halo 4' had been added to the ever-growing Backward Compatibility list.

A blog post at the time read: "We know everyone is very eager to get their hands on the Xbox One back-compat release of 'Halo: CE Anniversary,' 'Halo 3', 'Halo 3 ODST', and 'Halo 4'.

"We are eager to get them into your hands! The Xbox back-compat team is hard at work on final polish and we continue to work closely with them to help test and evaluate all four games for launch.

"We're taking extra time to ensure the experience lives up to fan expectations but I hear we're making great progress and release should be getting closer.

"As soon as we have a final date we'll be sure to let you know. (sic)"