by David Sanchez on July 3, 2012 @ 4:15 pm
Sega may be bringing the famed NiGHTS into Dreams to current gen platforms. As first pointed out by Eurogamer, the image above was posted by Sega on its Facebook page. While the screen may not exactly be all that telling, diehard NiGHTS fans have pointed out that it looks a lot like the Stick Canyon stage seen in the Sega Saturn classic.
NiGHTS into Dreams was released in 1996 to much critical acclaim. The game featured on-rails flying gameplay, colorful visuals, and a memorable soundtrack. NiGHTS into Dreams was later ported to the PlayStation 2 in Japan in 2008, and a year prior to that, a direct sequel titled NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams launched for the Wii. That game, while still enjoyable, received some flack for its tedious platforming sequences, but its art style and soundtrack were noted as two of its stronger points.
Sega recently closed down several global offices and announced that it would shift its focus to digital content. Jet Set Radio HD is currently slated to launch on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, and with Shenmue and Skies of Arcadia potentially getting the HD treatment, as well, it’s very likely that NiGHTS into Dreams will be yet another project that Sega pursues in its venture into digital distribution.
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