Sega Announces NiGHTS into Dreams HD for XBLA, PSN, and PC
First Capcom announces Marvel vs. Capcom Origins, now Sega one-ups them by bringing yet another treasured gaming memory from my youth back to the present. Today, the company has announced an HD remake of one of their most beloved (and unknown) franchises, NiGHTS into Dreams. The game was made just for the Sega Saturn, and offered one of the earliest examples of analog control schemes, as opposed to the exclusively digital controllers utilized by games up to this point.
Chris Olson, the Vice President of Digital Business with Sega, offered a statement in the press release published by the company today:
“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. 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.”
Apparently today is literally the 16th anniversary of the game’s first release on the Saturn, which, you know, makes me feel hella old, because my brother and I DEFINITELY bought this game and played it right after it came out.
For those who’ve never played it, you basically fly around a two-dimensional world as NiGHTS, some kind of weird dream-clown thing that fights nightmares. Something like that. It was trippy, and really fun, but something tells me this game isn’t going to hold up quite as well as I’d like.
Either way, with an HD remake on the way, there’s pretty much no way I can continue to respect myself if I DON’T buy this game. There was a Wii re-release not too long ago, but of course, we all know the Wii isn’t in HD. Because Nintendo.
Let’s just hope Sega adds a little more to the package to make the whole thing worth it. As much as I enjoyed it as a kid, it’s not like I’m dying to tarnish my childhood memories by discovering it’s not as good as I remember. No word yet on a price or specific release date, but it’ll hit digital shelves this fall.