Could this beloved
Saturn title float its way onto the Revolution? According to the latest Famitsu, there is a possibility Sega could
bring NiGHTS Into Dreams
to Nintendo's next-generation offering, either via its Virtual Console or as a
sequel. The original game's controls would be a perfect fit for the RevMote: a flick of the wrist to point what
direction you want your featherweight protagonist to fly in a pseudo-3D world (the game was in 3D but you moved your
character very much like a side scroller).
As recent as 2000, NiGHTS creator Yuji Naka went on the record
saying he would not make a sequel to the game, since the original is so perfect: "Like the way Spielberg likes
E.T. so much he won't remake it, I don't want to make another NiGHTS
." However, in 2003, Naka expressed
interest in making a sequel to NiGHTS
as a way to "reinforce Sega's identity." We would love to see
and, given Sega's close relationship with Nintendo, we are very hopeful this rumor becomes a
reality -- if not as a sequel, then at least as a Virtual Console download modified to utilize Nintendo's RevMote.