SEGA has today dropped an absolute bombshell and announced that an HD remake of fan-favorite flying platformer, NiGHTS into dreams…, will be coming to the Xbox LIVE Arcade this fall! It may not be Shenmue HD, but who knows – maybe they’re on the right path…
“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,” said Chris Olson, Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA. “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.”
Initially released for SEGA Saturn 16 years ago today, on July 5, 1996, NiGHTS into dreams… is one of the best-regarded games in SEGA history and a favorite of many fans thanks to its innovative 3D gameplay and multi-faceted level design. This new version will bring Nightopia to vivid life with improved HD graphics and a 16:9 aspect ratio, as well as added support for leaderboards and achievements. It will also feature an optional Saturn Mode that will let players experience the game with the original graphics intact.
Thisisxbox.com supported the fan-made petition over at NiD15 a few years ago – it seems their dreams have come true.
Thank you SEGA – check out the new trailer below: