Nights Into Dreams will receive downloadable HD remake this fall

Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, Windows release will have updated graphics as well as original Saturn mode.

The long night is finally over for fans of Nights Into Dreams. The 1996 Sega Saturn cult classic is receiving an HD remake for PlayStation Network, Windows, and Xbox Live Arcade this fall, according to a Sega blog post.

You can stop hunting for that Sega Saturn you traded for a Pog slammer.

The original 3D game featured acrobatic maneuvers through fully polygonal environments and was made to take advantage of the Saturn's analog controller. It will be updated with HD graphics, leaderboards, and trophies and achievements. The game will also be playable in Saturn mode using the same graphical assets from the 1996 release.

“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," said Chris Olson, Sega's vice president of digital business.

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BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

I hope we get Golden Axe The Duel as well. I played that game on GameTap and liked it even with the choppy framerate. And the Dynamite Dekka games.

dvdjedi
dvdjedi

Now give us Panzer Dragoon Saga HD please!

jcknapier711
jcknapier711

This game alone was worth owning a Saturn for.  Well, aside the many excellent import titles...

kbaily
kbaily

I actually liked the Wii game but I have so badlly wanted to play the original and I can't wait. Bout time Sega.  Now where's Knuckles Chaotix?

LeoGoBezerk
LeoGoBezerk

Is it the same version that was for PS2 in Japan but in HD? There was also two mods - original and with enhanced graphics that looks exactly like in trailer. Christmas NiGHTS was there after completing main story. More info here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nights_into_Dreams...#Remake

I played it on modded console

OmegaGear
OmegaGear

I wonder if they'll include Christmas NiGHTS as well.

rarson
rarson

Hunt for that Sega Saturn? Not me. My Saturn gets regular play time.

ZeroX91
ZeroX91

'bout time Sega, now give us a worldwide release date of PSO2 and all shall be forgiven. lol

yizie0308
yizie0308

I got to touch a Sega Saturn ONCE at a Media play way back in the day.

BrunoFurstBrito
BrunoFurstBrito

If you want more classic Sega games being remade or ported, send messages to the support page at sega.com. They have a "feedback/idea" section there that they take into consideration (although they will give the standard answer "we do not comment on speculation").

LoveBird-
LoveBird-

Very happy this is coming out on digital. This is one game I always heard about that I literally never got a chance to play back in the day.

Crash6
Crash6

Only thing I'm shocked about is the fact that it took them this long to re-release it......haha......But yea I'm gonna grab this day 1. Maybe sometime in the future (next gen even) we can get NiGHTS 3 hopefully......

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

Oh HELL YEAH.

 

I got to touch a Sega Saturn ONCE at a Media play way back in the day.

Never even got the chance to SEE Knights into dreams...

 

Sega... come back, we need you now more than ever.

Rayzakk
Rayzakk

Never cared for this game.  Now if Sega wants to release Dragon Force in HD or any format other than mobile I would pay a small fortune that doesn't require me to pay through the nose for a saturn copy from ebay and connect a saturn for 1 game.  Well maybe this and Shining the Holy Ark.

IMDLEGEND
IMDLEGEND

it would seem that someone who loved games on Sega consoles is listening!  Between this,  and the re-release of sonic CD,  radiant silvergun,  and guardian heroes,    i'm in heaven!

dragonsama
dragonsama

Does Saturn Mode means I they will send me a copy of Nights for Saturn because that would be awesome.

 

Also I hope they include the Cristmas Nights Demo/game in this release.

Dezuria
Dezuria

Graphics look the same.  I'm thinking all they did was add texture filtering and a higher resolution.  It's probably avtually a good thing they didn't touch anything else.

theJBlounge
theJBlounge

I hope the corny credits song is still there lol

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

My favourite game on the Saturn.

franzito
franzito

So finally I'll have my chance to play NiGHTS? Jeez, I'm trembling!!

Angry3DSNerd
Angry3DSNerd

 This reminds me of Cave Story 3D, because you can play the original game, and Superman 64, because you have to fly trough rings. Is everyone interested in this game? It looks very boring

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

I still play the Christmas NiGHTS demo that came with a magazine! As for this remake, I'd like to take the time to quote the great Peter Griffin....

"Sir, here is a check with my name on it. Write down any number on this piece of paper and I will pay it."

ExplicitMike
ExplicitMike

I missed out on this when it was out. I'll be checking it out when it comes out.

Klon_Redfield
Klon_Redfield

Never played this before even tho I've been curious for some time, will be getting it on Steam

SlowMotionKarma
SlowMotionKarma

THANK YOU! I've been waiting for this for a long time. I can't count the number of hours I put into that game. I worked so hard to "A" Rank all the levels, to the point to where I could have done it with my eyes closed.

The "sequel" was fun when it stuck to the original formula, but the levels where they tried something new ended up feeling confusing, control-wise, and took away from the replayability for me.

Definitely going to get it when it releases, and have a lot of fun revisiting one of my favorite Saturn games.

Now all they have to do is release an HD remake of Panzer Dragoon Azel. Then my life would be complete.

nunchuk28
nunchuk28

I can finally get to play one of the few good Saturn games that made it to NA! (not to say the system had a bad library, but most of the good ones were Japan only releases)

0m39AX
0m39AX

Gotta get this one.

 

Anyone noticed that the enhanced graphics look very similar to those on Nights machine in Casino stage, in Sonic Adventure?

megam
megam

This makes me want to hook my Saturn up and give the game another go.

nate1222
nate1222

If Amazon or Gamersgate offer it, I'll be wishlisting NiGHTS for PC download very soon. Played it on a friends Saturn, back in 1998, and loved it.

chadwick1343
chadwick1343

awesome theyre keeping the saturn version too.

TexasAnMGrad2K
TexasAnMGrad2K

Was the Wii one a new game or port? Anyways, I'm excited to get another Saturn game on XBLA - and an awesome one too!

BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

 @kbaily Are you sure you want that game? I've played it and let's just say having two characters attached by rings isn't as fun as it sounds.

rarson
rarson

 @Rayzakk

 

I always thought it was alright (nice to look at) but somewhat overrated.

rarson
rarson

 @dragonsama 

 

Saturn mode means the graphics are the same as the original Saturn version.

OmegaGear
OmegaGear

 @Angry3DSNerd The flying through rings is a lot more fluent than that Superman64 garbage, and the story is actually rather compelling for an action game of that era. This is also a high-score classic, and I'm sure the leaderboards will be on fire.

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

 @Angry3DSNerd I have never played NiGHTS but everyone seems to just absolutely love this game.