See How NiGHTS into Dreams Looks In HD With 12 Minutes Of Footage

By Ishaan . August 21, 2012 . 10:30am

GameSpot have shared a 12-minute play video of Sega’s upcoming HD release of NiGHTS into Dreams. The HD version of the game doesn’t have a release date yet, but is slated for release this year. You can watch the video below:



In addition to NiGHTS into Dreams, Sega are also planning an HD re-release of Sonic Adventure 2 for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network. Details of that game have yet to be officially announced.

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  • I’d much rather see this game on the Hedgehog engine. All of these ps2/gcn/xbox gen games upscaled to HD don’t do anything for me. If you want to see them in HD so badly, emulators can already do that but they’re still crap compared to being truly remade for HD.

  • NiGHTS was completely playable with the standard Saturn Dpad. Then again, most games were.

    The port looks very nice. Very interested in seeing the museum stage in action. I seem to recall the ground warping as you flew along it. Doesn’t sound like much, but in action it was wonderfully strange.

    • I actually preferred it with a D-Pad, the Saturn analog was too loose / had almost no resistance at all.

  •  I could be wrong, but I don’t think the current most reliable Saturn emulator allows for any filters or 3D enhancements. It upscales but at 1:1 Saturn resolution.

    If I’m wrong I certainly wouldn’t mind being corrected. Actual Saturn 3D is…unique.

    • This is actually an HD upscale of the PS2 remake of NiGHTS. So you would use a PS2 emulator. And it would essentially be the same experience as this official release only in Japanese. What’s even more ironic is that the remake was released in 2008, when HD PS3 tech was already available.

      • Jason Plott

        [This is The Orz] Now that is a bit disappointing–I didn’t even realize there was a PS2 remake (2008? Really?). I’ll definitely try the demo, but the thought of upscaled PS2 textures has curbed my enthusiasm a bit.

        Or maybe I’ll just stick with the actual Saturn version. I just have this terrible fear that this system will up and die one day (due in part to constant RAM cart switching to play XvSF back in the day) (RAM cart slamming, I should say).

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    HD doesn’t mean better 

  • perhaps they should have released the remake first, then follow up with the sequel… 

  • A few things I noticed:

    *The music keeps playing from the stage after beating it instead of entering the eerie silence before a boss like in the original.
    *The explosion at the end of the boss fight looked weird and had a black outline instead of fading out properly. Seems transparency in that instance doesn’t work right.
    *The enemies at the stages beginning pop out of nowhere instead of
    coming in from the sides of the screen. It was like this in the original
    too, but its a bit more noticeable now in HD.

    They also mentioned you can play it with the original Saturn graphics, I’d like to see that.

    • Bhunivelze

      I wouldn’t worry too much, they are likely still working on the game considering the game doesn’t have a release date yet. I imagine it takes a lot of fine tuning to bring a game from the saturn days into HD. :P 

  • Valtiel Ikari

    This brings memories of the times I spent whit my Saturn playing THIS, Clockwork Knight (1 and 2), Mr. Bones, Astal, Virtua Cop, Panzer Dragoon (1 and 2), The Story of Thor 2, Bug! and Bug! 2… I miss my Saturn… good times, excuse me, I have to go cry and remember happier times.

  • This is my favorite Sega game of all time

  • CirnoLakes

    I can’t wait until this game is released on Steam and I can rapidly click that buy button. This is a day one purchase definitely.

    It’s hard to be patient in fact. I’m glad that they’re not releasing it right now because I’m sure there’s bugs to fix and I wouldn’t have it any other way. But oh gosh I want to buy and play this right now.

  • Pope The Rev XXVIII

    needs the Saturn 3d pad

    no other controller does this game justice

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