Extra Content For NiGHTS

1up.com has reported that if you’re the proud owner of NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams (which has been out now since December) and you’ve completed it then don’t just discard the game.  There’s bonus content on the disc and there are special events going to be played out throughout the calendar year.

The ‘My Dream‘ portion of the game that features an artificial life (A-LIFE) for the player to raise.  Each month will now be celebrated by the A-LIFE in a variety of ways.  These include:
* January: Nightopians ring in the New Year by setting off fireworks once every hour beginning at midnight on January 1.
* February: Nightopians revisit the New Year theme to celebrate the Chinese New Year. This time you can catch them holding a giant dragon and throwing firecrackers.
* March: March is the month of carnivals, and as such many Nightopians will don a mask for the occasion.
* April: For this month the Nightopians show off their passion by wearing a Flamenco-inspired rose.
* May: The Japanese celebrate the Boys’ Festival on May 5, and so do your Nightopians. This month they can be seen flying a carp streamer.
* June: Acknowledging the tradition of June weddings, Nightopians will appear with a boquet or flower basket.
* July: Nightopians equip themselves with bull armour and a red cape to celebrate the Bull-Running Festival.
* August: Nightopians turn to music, performing with various instruments during this month.
* September: The Nightopians transition into fall with full moon paper fans.
* October: Nightopians will dress up as witches for Halloween and will also carry pumpkin lanterns throughout this month.
* November: Autumn leaves and fruit make for a perfectly nationality-free Thanksgiving for the Nightopians.
* December: Here’s where the Nightopians really go nuts. Throughout December, the Nightopians will dress as Santa and join together under a Christmas tree. They can also be seen carrying around cake, wearing a tricorn, and letting off fireworks. On December 24 and 25 specifically the Nightopians will sing a special Christmas song.
All of these features are reliant on the internal clock of the Wii – of course if you cheat to view them and change this then connect to the Internet then self-correction will in fact kick in.  You won’t then see the special features.

I have to say, this is the sort of thing we really should see more of in the gaming world – let’s have more of these cool-yet-pointless updates!  In all seriousness, NiGHTS is a good game and this is just some icing on an already excellent (if historically 12 year old product that originally appeared on the Saturn system) remade cake.

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