Video game publisher SEGA has announced that it is working on a High Definition remake for platformer NiGHTS into dreams, which is set to be launched during the fall on the PC, the Xbox Live Arcade service form Microsoft and the PlayStation Network from Sony.
NiGHTS into dreams… was first launched on the SEGA Saturn home console 16 years ago, and fans loved it for the way it managed to blend complex level design with a new type of 3D-based gameplay.
The new version of the game will use HD technology and a 16:9 aspect ratio and will also introduce modern elements like leaderboards, Trophies, Achievements and a simpler way to interact with other gamers.
Chris Olson, who is the vice president of Digital Business at publisher SEGA, stated when the announcement was made, “The SEGA Saturn offered many unique gaming experiences, and NiGHTS into dreams… stands out as one of the most recognizable titles that found a home on the system.”
The executive added, “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.”
SEGA has recently been mining its back catalogue in order to find past hits and remake them for modern audiences.
At the same time, the company is supporting a number of developers on their AAA projects.
In the coming months, gamers will be able to play the Gearbox-developed Aliens: Colonial Marines, which tells a story that is separate from that of the Prometheus movie.
In 2013, SEGA is also set to publish the upcoming Total War: Rome 2, made by The Creative Assembly, a new strategy title that will focus on the personal decisions of great leaders and on bigger land and sea battles.