Xbox’s Larry Hryb confirmed that both Earth Defense Force 2017 and Sonic Adventure 2 are now playable away from their original platform of the Xbox 360.Sonic Adventure 2 is the most popular of the two, having received over 12,000 votes for its inclusion on the official BC leaderboards.

Earth Defense Force 2017 has a much lower vote count but is also a little less well-known.

The third-person shooter developed by Sandlot is actually an Xbox 360 exclusive, originally launched back in 2006.

“Planet Earth is under attack from alien invaders, and the EDF is our only chance for survival,” the official game description explains.“Grab your gun, join your squad and repel the attacking forces. You are Earth’s last line of defense!

“Already a smash hit in Japan, the Earth Defense Force series comes to the US for the first time in this action-packed, arcade-style, action-shooter.”

Microsoft also launched two other games earlier this week, with Peggle 2 and Marlow Briggs and the Mask of the Death available to download and play on Xbox One and Xbox One X.

Peggle 2 is the most requested of the two, earning over 1,000 votes on the official Backwards Compatible leaderboards.

It’s also been confirmed by Microsoft’s Larry Hryb that both games can be installed via disc, as long as they can be found.