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NiGHTS Into Dreams Remake Now Official

Zonk posted more than 7 years ago | from the must-be-dreaming-need-to-wake-up dept.

Classic Games (Games) 25

The classic Sega Saturn title NiGHTS Into Dreams is finally, finally, getting a sequel. Joystiq reports on news at Famitsu, saying that a NiD sequel will be coming to the Wii this winter. "Takashi Izuka of Sonic Team USA is Producer of NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams. He leaves Famitsu, and the rest of the weeping-with-tears-of-joy world, with this comment: 'In 1996, we created the NiGHTS character to achieve a concept of being refreshed from being able to fly in the sky. 11 years later, at last, we have broken our silence. NiGHTS will now fly in a new dream world: new stages, new story, and on the new Wii platform.'"

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Yay! (-1, Troll)

FatSean (18753) | more than 7 years ago | (#18577185)

I hope it comes out for a Nintendo system...because that's the only one I would even consider purchasing.

I'll have to dust off my Saturn and play the original tonight.

Re:Yay! (2, Informative)

AKAImBatman (238306) | more than 7 years ago | (#18577247)

Dude, seriously. If you won't read the article, at least read the summary:

Joystiq reports on news at Famitsu, saying that a NiD sequel will be coming to the Wii this winter.


Re:Yay! (1)

Pxtl (151020) | more than 7 years ago | (#18577343)

Awesome. I can now look forward to Sonic Team's other wonderful contributions to classic Sega titles such as the Sonic Adventure series. After all, the Sonic series (and Shadow) are awesome, wonderful games aren't they?

I know, we'll split the game up into parts - for one third you play Nights in fast pacing dream-catching adventure, then for one part you'll play an exciting scavenger-hunt platformer as the girl from the series, and then we'll have a nice dating-sim storyline for the boy. Of course by "one third" I actually meant one-level-in-three... the Nights levels will each only be about 5 minutes to complete, while the scavenger-hunt platformer will take about 2 hours per level, partially owing to badly-translated clues.

And then we'll do it all over again, but this time with Reala and two evil kids. /not bitter at all, no.

Re:Yay! (1)

rjung2k (576317) | more than 7 years ago | (#18578421)

If it plays as good as Sonic and the Secret Rings did, I'll be happy.

Re:Yay! (1)

G-funk (22712) | more than 7 years ago | (#18578571)

Look, I know that the modern sonic has sucked so hard that nobody but me bought it, but sonic rush on DS is fuckin great. Not *every* thing they do is rubbish. Just every time they try to milk the sonic property in some non-sonic game :)

Re:Yay! (1)

nekura (600099) | more than 7 years ago | (#18581669)

Sonic Rush was excellent, but it wasn't developed by Sonic Team, rather, Dimps handled it.

Re:Yay! (2)

xerxesVII (707232) | more than 7 years ago | (#18577397)

Why should he bother reading the summary. When the headline calls it a remake and the summary calls it a sequel, I have to wonder if even Zonk opted to read it.

Maybe next time. (1)

FatSean (18753) | more than 7 years ago | (#18579213)

Too excited to bother.

Awesome.... (1)

Raistlin77 (754120) | more than 7 years ago | (#18577191)

Nights into Dreams was by far one of my favorite games on the Saturn. I've long awaited for a sequel, and all I have to say now is SWEET!

I don't know anything about the game (2, Interesting)

0racle (667029) | more than 7 years ago | (#18577371)

But that's a cool title.

So, uh... (1)

Wilson_6500 (896824) | more than 7 years ago | (#18577483)

Is this a sequel or a remake? Knowing how long fans of this have been waiting for, well, anything related to the game, maybe they'd appreciate either one--I dunno.

Re:So, uh... (1)

PeelBoy (34769) | more than 7 years ago | (#18580047)

Remake was probably not a good choice of words. It's a new NiGHTS game I can tell you that much.

Not a remake (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18577489)

Editing here is a little off today, I'd guess. You put the title "Remake now official!" and then quote the producer saying "Finally, we're making the sequel you have all been waiting for!" Make up your mind!

Silly Slashdot (1)

AbsoluteXyro (1048620) | more than 7 years ago | (#18577607)

Tricks are for magicians! Seriously though, this is a sequel. Not a remake. It says so right there. Right there in the article. Look! I'm not lying! Here's to hoping the original hits Virtual Console (if they can ever wrap their brains around Saturn emulation).

Re:Silly Slashdot (1)

heinousjay (683506) | more than 7 years ago | (#18577703)

Illusions, Michael. Tricks are what a prostitute does for money.

Or cocaine.

Re:Silly Slashdot (1)

triffid_98 (899609) | more than 7 years ago | (#18580165)

Considering there are still no good emulators for the PC, my guess is no. If you'd like to try one, the best of the bunch are Satourne and SSF, both of which will need a fairly beefy system to run well. I love my Wii as much as the next guy, but processing power isn't it's strong suit.

If you want to play Saturn games, by all means buy one. There were a ton of great Japanese exclusives that never made it anywhere else, but certainly should have...

Here's to hoping the original hits Virtual Console (if they can ever wrap their brains around Saturn emulation).

Re:Silly Slashdot (1)

Eli Gottlieb (917758) | more than 7 years ago | (#18762227)

Two questions:

1) Why is the Saturn so hard to emulate quickly? I've heard something about multiple cores that each did one specific kind of processing (CPU, graphics, sound) but ran on one board or something...
2) Why can't the original NiGHTs game be compiled from Saturn ASM into Something-Else ASM, the hardware problems fixed, and the resulting program compiled and offered for Virtual Console?

Do. Not. Screw. Up. The. Music. (1)

ewhac (5844) | more than 7 years ago | (#18577723)

I hope the keep the music substantially unaltered. It was wonderful stuff. I have it on my MP3 player, and occasionally annoy my passengers by playing it in the car.

Favorite tracks: "Splash Garden: The Amazing Water," and "Soft Museum: Suburban Museum." And, of course, "Twin Seeds: Growing Wings."


NiGHTS into DreamS (3, Interesting)

Gogo0 (877020) | more than 7 years ago | (#18578495)

NiGHTS was an awesome idea and felt new because of the (analog) controller, it being on any other system would be cool, but definitely a cop-out in the control sense.
The Wii will offer a potentially amazing new control method, and I'll buy it, but I think that NiGHTS would really shine on the DS. The stylus would work perfectly.

Anyway, wonderful news. Hopefully it will live up to the original and sell well.

Re:NiGHTS into DreamS (1)

SlashdotOgre (739181) | more than 7 years ago | (#18578867)

I disagree, I believe the Wii is an apropos choice. I do not know how the control scheme will end up, but I believe a simple version which could work rather well is to have movement tied to the nunchuck and have tricks based on wiimote (use it in a wand/baton fashion). I hope they maintain the rails system similar to what was used on the original NiD, and considering how Sonic for the Wii is on rails, I believe this is a real possibility. Another reason I'm glad they're choosing the Wii over the DS is because half the experience of the original NiGHTS was in the music. In NiD, the nightopians' mood (based partially on your performance) determined the music, and I'd love to hear it done right on a good stereo. I've been waiting for a new NiGHTS for many years, and the moment I played the Wii I'd knew it would do well there. I'm glad one of my hopes [] is making it, now where's that remake of Panzer Dragoon Saga...

I have nothing to add... (1)

skia (100784) | more than 7 years ago | (#18580159)

...other than my excitement and general well-wishes for the NiD team. NiGHTS is probably the most under-appreciated video game of all time. Its controls were effortless and the gameplay so immersing -- and though, when you get to the final stage, you would have sworn there was no plot -- then BANG! It hits you with a subtle gold-plated Mack truck of brilliant-ness that manages to kick the whole experience up to a level that few games have achieved since. The Christmas version was pretty clever, too. Anyway, a sequel is long overdue.

I only hope that, now that the sequel is confirmed for Wii, the original gets ported for the online store? Please please please? My Saturn's optical drive finally died a few months ago, and I'm starting to get the shakes.

Hooray for NiGHTS! (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18580709)

Back when I was a Sega-console-addict, NiGHTS were the only character that was right up there, next to Sonic. The game rocked, it was immersive, it was fun, it had an insane ingenuity for that time (2½D perspective, bob-sledding character, the roller-coaster-part for instance). It had the most psychedelic stage ever called Soft Museum (i think it was called) where everything was...soft...and bouncy, hard to explain but seriously weird and mindboggling, and that music almost made me want to take up bagpiping just for the heck of it...

A sequel they say? Hmm...I don't know, if they can achieve the same utter brilliance of the first game I guess it's ok; however in many ways I'd rather see a remake of the original with buffed up graphics, the original game was THAT good. Sadly the Saturn didn't win so many peoples hearts as it should have, and this incredible game got pushed a bit into oblivion. If they want to make a sequel, fine do that, but don't forget the original : Saturns break, discs get scratched, and at some point it's near impossible to get a hold of anything without going international; I'd choose an updated original and updated christmas-NID over a "unknown" sequel any day.

In the niiiiiights, dream delight.....OMG THE EGGWATCH IS COMING!

Archived Wikipedia article? (1)

beef3k (551086) | more than 7 years ago | (#18584777)

What's the reason for linking to an out of date wikipedia article on the subject?

One of the greats (1)

ravyne (858869) | more than 7 years ago | (#18591055)

Nights is the one game I'm gauranteed to play when I pull out my Saturn for some retro gaming (Before anyone challenges my geek points over my definition of "retro" please note that the SNES and NES are perminantly connected to the television.) It's a crying shame that a Nights sequel didn't help launch the dreamcast, let alone that it never appeared on it period -- it was rumored to be in production at the time of the DC's demise. I'm glad to see a remake on the way, and I think the Wii will serve it well from a control standpoint; That said, for a game that was so beautiful on the underpowered Saturn, I wonder how gorgeous it could have been on the 360. The only thing that sucked about Nights was the draw distance.
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