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SEGA REVEALS NEXT-GEN FEATURES FOR NiGHTS: JOURNEY OF DREAMS

SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that NiGHTS™: Journey of Dreams
for the Wii™ video game console will come complete with a variety of
next-gen features that tap into the system’s hardware including “Weather
Channel” support, a Wii-first! This feature enables the game’s “My
Dream” area, a customizable sand-box environment that allows gamers to
capture, raise, and even combine the inhabitants (A-Life) from the world
of Nightopia, to generate real-time weather effects specific to the
territory players previously registered with on the Wii. For example, if
the current weather forecast is clear and sunny in the players’ resident
territory, the “My Dream” environment will be clear and sunny as well.
The game will also feature an online-enabled two-player mode allowing
gamers to race and battle against one another via Wi-Fi connection at
launch on December 18, 2007.

Unlike any other game available today, NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams will
deliver the feeling of flight through the innovative Wii control system.
With the help of Persona masks, players will glide, spiral and loop
through a variety of mystical dream worlds packed with action and
adventure as they dive and blast through rings, gather orbs and come up
against fantastic and unforgettable boss battles. Anchored by a
storyline about courage, hope and inspiration, NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams
is the most unique and experience on the Wii.

NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams unfolds in Nightopia, the spectacular 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 over 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 the rich and vibrant land of
Nightopia. Along the way, NiGHTS helps the youngsters bravely face their
fears by finding inventive ways to confront, outpace, and outwit foes --
such as the villainous Nightmarens. Through the freedom of flight,
execution of stunning acrobatic moves and tapping into special
abilities, gamers can overcome obstacles and restore peace to Nightopia.

What is A-LIFE: A-LIFE are creatures living in the world of dreams.
There are 3 types of A-LIFE: "Nightopians" who reside in Nightopia,
"Nightmarens" from the world of Nightmare, and "Mepians" who are a mix
of the two creatures. A-LIFE live freely in the world of Nightopia and
they multiply, learn, and evolve as they transform with generational
changes.

What is "My Dream": "My Dream" is a customizable "sandbox" environment
where players raise their A-LIFE creatures. By using NiGHTS’ ability to
para-loop in the single-player game, the A-LIFE creatures can be
captured and transferred to a player’s My Dream space. The My Dream
world evolves dramatically depending on how the player nurtures the
A-LIFE activities and the various objects that the player drops into the
environment, creating a truly personal experience.


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