Sega today shipped NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams for the Nintendo Wii, just in time to capitalize on Wii owners (and Wii-owners’ parents’) need for last-minute holiday gifts.
NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams delivers the feeling of flight through the Wii control system, but more intriguing is that the game is the first Wii title to tap into the system’s Wi-Fi capabilities with Forecast Channel support that recreates the player’s regional weather within the game’s custom “My Dream” sandbox-like area.
NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams for Nintendo Wii has online-enabled competitive play. The game’s plot unfolds in Nightopia, the dream world of two young characters, Helen and Will. Struggling to overcome the every day challenges of growing up, these two 12-year-olds find their real-life experiences spilling into their dreams. As Helen and Will fall into a deep sleep they are greeted by NiGHTS, a fantasy jester, who leads them to explore Nightopia. Along the way, NiGHTS helps the youngsters bravely face their fears by finding inventive ways to confront, outpace and outwit foes.
Building on the global popularity of the original NiGHTS into Dreams game, key elements of that critically acclaimed title were brought forward in this latest release. Groundbreaking features, including the A-LIFE creature system, have been reawakened. There are three types of A-LIFE creatures — Nightopians, Nightmarens and Mepians — who exist within the dream world of Nightopia. Creatures can be captured in single-player mode using an acrobatic flight move called a Para-loop and transferred to the player’s “My Dream” space. The My Dream space is a sandbox-like world where A-LIFE creatures are raised and nurtured, or traded with other gamers online. Over time, the My Dream environment will evolve, where various objects will appear and monthly holiday-themed events will occur.