NiGHTS takes flight in 2008

Sega confirms January release for long-awaited Wii sequel - screens of pretty water inside

Sega of Europe has finally stuck a proper date on NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams, which is now heading our way in January 2008 (so no Christmas Nights then, chuckle).

Sega has also unveiled plans to reawaken the Artificial Life (A-Life) feature in NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams, which lets players develop their own sandbox environment enabling them to capture, raise, and even combine the inhabitants from the world of Nightopia.

Two-player modes and network support are also confirmed.

We recently had a gander at the Wii sequel and our first impressions are that Journey of Dreams sticks faithfully to the 2D-based gameplay of the Saturn original, albeit with much better visuals... apart from NiGHTS' square N64 hands.

A trailer and 91 screenshots (!) are waiting for you elsewhere on the site.