Published on July 5th, 2012 | by Cameron Woolsey
NiGHTS into Dreams… HD Coming This Fall
Earlier on Tuesday SEGA dropped an old rendered picture of Stick Canyon, a level straight out of the 1996 Sega Saturn classic, NiGHTS into Dreams…, onto its official Facebook page. Fans immediately started speculating what the mysterious image could possibly mean. The most hopeful wished aloud for a NiGHTS sequel, but fat chance of that happening after NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams bombed in sales on the Wii.
The folks on the middle ground hoped for a NiGHTS HD remake, while the most realistic felt it was just a precursor to a releasing a video on the NiGHTS-inspired race track for the upcoming Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed.
Today, SEGA showed everyone that even being a little optimistic can certainly have its rewards, as the copany officially announced via blog post that NiGHTS into Dreams… will get an HD release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC this fall.
NiGHTS into Dreams… is the brainchild of Sonic co-creator Yuji Naka, and was one of the first games on the Sega Saturn to be designed with the console’s 3D control pad in mind. The game has been called an all-time classic, and one of the best games on the short lived Saturn console.
“The SEGA Saturn offered many unique gaming experiences, and NiGHTS into dreams… stands out as one of the most recognizable titles that found a home on the system,” Chris Olson, vice president of Digital Business at SEGA, said via the SEGA Blog post. “We’ve gotten a lot of requests about this game over the years, and are very happy to be able to give both former Saturn owners and new players a chance to play it in its most beautiful form to date this fall.”
The remake will come fully stocked with an HD makeover and 16:9 aspect ratio, leaderboard support, trophies and achievements. Fans who are still true to the blue will be happy to hear that the game also comes with an optional Saturn Mode which displays the game in the original graphics.
NiGHTS into Dreams… HD is set to release as a digital download for Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network and Windows PC.