NiGHTS into Dreams HD

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November Xbox Live Games with Gold titles announced

November Xbox Live Games with Gold titles announced

Trackmania Turbo! Tales from the Borderlands! More!

Microsoft has announced the Xbox Live Games with Gold titles for November.

Xbox One Xbox Live Gold members can download Ubisoft's racing game Trackmania Turbo for free during November.

Telltale's Tales from the Borderlands Complete Season (Episodes 1-5) is a free download for Gold members from 16th November to 15th December.

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NiGHTS Into Dreams HD review

NiGHTS Into Dreams HD review

Sweet dreams are made of this.

Sega may have struggled to recapture its glorious past in recent years, but it's been doing a marvellous job of restoring it. Reissues and glistening revisits of Jet Set Radio, Daytona and Sonic prove that while its contemporary output lacks the sky-blue spark of old, that back catalogue's never looked better.

Now it's the turn of NiGHTS, the first of Sonic Team's mid-'90s purple patch that saw them take a brief and fruitful respite from their hedgehog overlord. Released in the immediate aftermath of Super Mario 64's 3D revolution and just prior to Lara Croft's first adventure, NiGHTS Into Dreams was the developer at its most daring, creative, and eccentric; 16 years on, the first thing that strikes you is that NiGHTS is an incredibly odd game.

Equal parts racing game and platformer - as well as a precursor to the extreme sports genre that Tony Hawk's would go on to define some three years later - this is that rare, brilliant thing: a video game that's truly and utterly unique. You play as two children, Claris and Elliot, who are whisked away into the colourful and surreal world of Nightopia where they join forces with the lithe, androgynous Nights. Levels, of which there are seven, are made up of loops you can break out of once you collect 20 blue orbs, deposit them in a capture point and then cross the finish line. There are four loops to the levels, each one taking the player on a slightly different path through the world.

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NiGHTS into Dreams HD announced

NiGHTS into Dreams HD announced

Debut trailer, screenshots.

Sega has made good on its tease and announced NiGHTS into Dreams HD.

The HD remake launches on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and on PC as a download this autumn.

Sega digital vice president Chris Olson said: "The Sega Saturn offered many unique gaming experiences, and NiGHTS into dreams stands out as one of the most recognisable titles that found a home on the system.

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