Slam the brakes on all things fast and blue, everyone!
For this round, TitansCreed sheds a purple shade of the Community Spotlight on Lynne Triplett and Niyazi Sonmez, respectively known as the dynamic duo TRiPPY/imagni and DiGi Valentine from NiGHTS into Dreams.Com, as they talk about all things NiGHTS!
The long awaited Sega/Sonic Team sequel to NiGHTS into Dreams for the Sega Saturn has today hit European stores. NiGHTS Journey of Dreams for Nintendo Wii introduces two new children Will and Helen. Together with NiGHTS Will and Helen must stop the evil Wizeman from destroying Nightopia.
The game includes lots of new features –
Nostalgic music and sounds
4 different control types
On and offline multiplayer races
My Dream, your own creative garden. You can invite people to play in or you can go visit other peoples gardens using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.
The online Weather Channel can be linked to your My Dream to allow real-time weather effects.
Stay tuned to Sonic News for all the latest Sega/Sonic news!
SEGA has just announced a surprisingly cool pre-order bonus for NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams, launching next Tuesday in the US. Those with reservations will get a special “Behind-the-Scenes” DVD chronicling the creation of the game, the history of the series, and “an interview with the creator of NiGHTS”, among other things.
This looks to be quite the holiday treat for loyal NiGHTS fans! Better get your down-payments put in!
Sega have revealed their European Winter release schedule. Among the list are popular upcoming titles such as NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams, Sonic Rivals 2 and Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus.
Here is the full list –
December – The Golden Compass (PC, PSP)
December 7 – Sonic Rivals 2 (PSP)
Frozen Bell was my favourite stage from the first and it’s looking as good as ever in the remake!
IGN have updated their website with some new videos of the highly anticipated NiGHTS Wii game earlier today, showing off some new in-game footage, music and a better look at the three new transformations in action.
Check out the NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams IGN media page here.
It has been reported by one of the “NiNJAS” at NiGHTSintoDreams.com that NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams has been delayed over a month. It now has a January/February release, with only a few days seperating the release of the game in America and Europe.
Whilst this hasn’t been “officially” confirmed, this source has been spot on accurate in the past. NiGHTS is now a 2008 title, completely missing the Christmas holiday rush, and giving the game an extra month of much needed polish. Continue reading NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams delayed again!
The ‘Game Videos’ website has just uploaded five brand-spanking new NiGHTS videos viewable on the internet as of today. A lot of news on this game lately, but these videos have got me even more hyped more than anything.
The videos show off new footage, new music and alot of other cool stuff. This is looking to be an awesome sequal to an above awesome origional and has definatly greatly improved upon the quality of the previous batch of videos. It also appears you DO have to get a key from the bird to enter the ‘NiGHTS Captures’ (origionally they were Ideya Palaces’ to continue to the next course. This change doesn’t really seem bad, infact it looks fun chasing after those bird things. Stay tuned at TSS for all the latest NiGHTS 2 media!
I think I need to sit down after that. Well, if I wasn’t already sat down. x_x;
Also: Well done Somethingstein for finding the videos and letting us all know on the forums. =P
It’s been rumoured for quite some time now, but SEGA officially announced today that the Weather Channel function will effect the ‘My Dream’ Chao Garden like area of the new and upcoming NiGHTS Journey of Dreams game for Wii.
The channel seems to give impact on the weather conditions of the game mode, showing effects such as Snow, Clouds and Thunderstorms. This is the first Wii title to make use of the Weather Channel in the actual game itself, and just like the origional titles changing music for Saturn (along with Christmas NiGHTS date and clock function) offers something new and uses the latest gaming technology to full advantage. Continue reading NiGHTS: JoD to use Weather Channel [UPDATED]
Last night, Sega opened the official NiGHTS: JoD website. It’s the usual stuff that’s there at the moment: A story synopsis, game features, screenshots, and videos.
One particularly interesting item, though, is a section called “History”, giving information about the original NiGHTS on the Saturn. It mentions the game’s huge fanbase and appearances on “best of” lists, and the “Christmas NiGHTS” expansion pack. There’s even a nod to the diehard fans who kept requesting a sequel all these years!
It’s been long speculated that NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams for the Wii was going to be delayed at least a month. Going by the date changes at several retail outlets, that appears to be the case.
GameStop, Amazon, and Best Buy all have the game listed for a December 18th, 2007 release. The game was originally supposed to see an October release, before an “overhaul” saw the game pushed back to November 13th, 2007. While dates on retail websites are hardly an end all, be all confirmation, a date change like this from several completely different retailers is about as good as an official confirmation from SEGA.
So be sure to mark your calenders, people. Or just pre-order the game from one the links I so graciously provided.
As a side note for our UK readers, Amazon.co.uk has NiGHTS listed for a December 21st, 2007 release, so you might not have to wait quite as long as the rest of Europe, which is scheduled to get the game in early 2008.
Naturally, if the date changes, we’ll make an update about it.
Finally, I would like to apologize for my lack of news updates lately, as I’ve been a bit busy.
I’m sure all of you are well aware of the rumored delay of NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams into 2008 in Europe. This news came from a reliable source from NiGHTSintoDreams.com, and has since been all but confirmed by one of my own source, and the boss-man Dreadknux.
However, all these sources confirmed the games delay only for Europe. That is, until now. NiD.com’s same source has now confirmed the release month for the US release is now December, the same month as the game’s Japanese release.
While there is no exact date for the American release, the Japanese release has a December 13th, 2007 street date from SEGA. While no European release date has been given, Amazon Germany has the game listed for a January 11th release.
Matt Cassamassina of IGN.com has revealed on the website’s message boards that there will be three big features on IGN’s Wii channel from now till midnight. The first feature is a trailer of one of the Wii’s most promising first person shooters, Medal of Honor Heroes 2, one of the first FPS games on the Wii to go that extra mile with beautiful graphics, dead on control, and online multiplayer that can hold up to 32 players in any given game.
Rumour: Following on from its great exclusive coverage of Liepzig, fan site NightsIntoDreams.com is reporting that the long-awaited sequel is to be delayed until Spring 2008. The game was on show at last week’s Game Convention in Germany at only 55% completion.
Niraven from outlet GameLegend posts via the NiGHTS fansite that: “We contacted SEGA this morning and spoke with SEGA’s Product and PR Manager and he told us that it’s been officially pushed to Q1 2008. That’s literally “this morning’s news”, and it’s coming from the most credible source it can come from.”
SEGA are throwing ‘No Comments’ out all over the place, but a delay wouldn’t sound so ridiculous, considering NiGHTS Into Dreams is considered for many fans as Sonic Team’s last stand — any botching of this title will result in some very disillusioned followers.
TSS thinks that this is really only good news – if nothing else it shows that Sonic Team are taking their good sweet time with this one… hopefully. With NiGHTS we wouldn’t want it any other way, if we get absolute perfection at the end of it.
What you are about to read below, are e-mails sent to the NiGHTS fan website, NiGHTSIntoDreams.com , a website that has for months been providing NiGHTS fans with exclusive and accurate insider info, as well as compiling the latest news articles regarding the game. Recently, at Leipzig’s Game Convention, Tawny Ditmer (aka Niraven) has been going to the NiGHTS kiosk every day, watching the game in motion and shaking down the Sega rep for info. Over the last three days, Ditmer has sent NiD loads of info and media, with some more coming in the future. Keep in mind, what you are about to read below contains some spoilers for the plot. If you wish to go into the game fresh, don’t continue (although you can still look at the YouTube videos).
TSS will post this footage as soon as it’s up, so be sure to check back to this news post. Again, SPECIAL THANKS to Mrs. Ditmer and NiGHTSintoDreams.com! There will be more info, including hands on impressions, in the next news update later today, so stay tuned
It should be noted that the sound is a bit out of sync with the video, and the boss music starts way early, nevertheless this seems to be the official music. As a NiGHTS fan, I rather like the first one. The second one…sounds fitting, but a bit weird to me.
Edit: Apparently, my source might have been wrong about this music being “official”. As a result, I’m going to regard this as a rumor until something more concrete is shown. I apologize for jumping the gun on this.
Of course, this E3 would have been very disapointing if Sega hadn’t given us any NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams media. They’ve released both a trailer and a gameplay video, although the gameplay video lacks in game music. Continue reading NiGHTS: JoD Trailers shown!
E3 is here, kiddies, and with it comes the long awaited goodies we’ve been… waiting for. The following Sonic Team games will be at E3:
NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams: Take to the skies of Nightopia as the purple flying jester NiGHTS! Sequel to the critically acclaimed Saturn game, NiGHTS into Dreams…, NiGHTS:JOD will satisfy fans of the original and newcomers alike. Coming to the Wii November 2007
Mario & Sonic at the Olympics: Formerly bitter rivals, Mario and Sonic are now taking their 16 year long rivalry to the Olympics games! Any guesses on who’s going to win the 100 meter dash? Coming exclusively to the Wii and DS winter 2007.
Sonic Rush Adventure: Sequel to the critically acclaimed DS platformer Sonic Rush, Sonic Rush Adventure takes Sonic on a voyage across the high seas and on seven islands. Will Sonic be able to defeat his newest enemy, the robot pirate Captain Whiskers? I think we all know the answer to that. Coming exclusively to the DS September 2007.
Sonic Rivals 2 looks like it’s going to be a no show at E3, but nevertheless, this event should bring us some much needed info on these games. Expect plenty of screens and media on these three games in the next few days.
Sega has recently revealed new information regarding Nights 2. The game’s official name is “Nights: Journey of Dreams”. It will feature 7 new worlds, 3 new powers up called “Persona Masks”, a 2 player mode, will use the WiiConnect24 feature to allow players to send currently unknown items to friends Wiis, and will make use of the Wii’s forecast channel to change the scenery in accordance to the seasons.
The Persona Masks offer new shape shifting abilities to allow Nights to better navigate the land of Nightopia:
Dragon mask: Transforms NiGHTS into a huge dragon and makes him resistant to wind effects.
Dolphin mask: NiGHTS can change into a dolphin and explore under water.
Rocket mask: NiGHTS takes the shape of a rocket and travels at supersonic speeds.
Little else is known about Nights: Journey of Dreams. Stay tuned!
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