[quote]Today is a day that many NiGHTS fans have been waiting for. We?re so excited to announce that an HD remake of the fan-favorite flying platformer, NiGHTS into dreams?, will be coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network, and Windows PC Digital Download this fall. To prove this news isn?t a dream itself, check out the first official NiGHTS trailer!
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, trophies, and achievements. It will also feature an optional Saturn Mode that will let players experience the game with the original graphics intact.
Caveat emptor: this is probably a port of the PS2 version that was released in Japan a while back, and there are numerous differences in gameplay that you may or may not judge as being intrusive and/or detrimental ? Differences Between PS2 and Saturn | nidscores.com ? not that I can comment from personal experience, but I basically abandoned my idea of importing the PS2 version after reading that a while back.
But, er, more positive things! More attention for the game is always good. And for all I know, the differences noted above might well not be a deal-breaker anyway, particularly with the upgraded graphics and features. There are some games that really deserve better graphics than the technology of their time allowed, and this is definitely one ??so that alone may be reason enough. Plus, at the end of the day: even accounting for whatever gameplay differences there might be, new players ? and/or non-sticklers ? will not be put off by them, and we all know that more recruits are always wanted and needed.
[size=59]And the most positive thing of all ??they typeset the title completely correctly: italics, small i[/size], proper ellipsis character, and everything! I?m so proud, Sega
So, what do you think?[/quote]