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The NiGHTS into Dreams title screen with a specific date

The NiGHTS games all use Clock Features and may affect the gameplay of the game. By playing the game on specific dates, special features such as new backgrounds, costumes for the characters and easter eggs appear. [1]

In NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams, not only the game is connected with the Wii's internal clock, but it's also connected with the Wii's Forecast Channel. The Forecast Channel shows the weather conditions in real life and affects the game by adding unique features.

NiGHTS into dreams

Date Special Feature Picture
April 1st When playing the game on April 1st (only in the HD remake), Reala will replace NiGHTS when playing the Spring Valley. The player will be able to dualize and control the character during regular gameplay. This also means that NiGHTS will replace Reala in his boss battle. [2]
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July 20th When playing the game on July 20th forward, the title screen will display a picture of NiGHTS with open arms. When playing the Splash Garden on this date, Claris will replace Elliot and will be wearing a summer outfit.
August 31st When playing the game on August 31st, the title screen will display a picture of NiGHTS with open arms. When playing the Splash Garden on this date, Elliot returns to the level and will be wearing a summer outfit.
October When playing the game in the month of October, the title screen will display a picture of NiGHTS with open arms. When playing the Mystic Forest, NiGHTS will wearing a special halloween costume and Claris will be wearing a witch costume.
October 31st When playing the game on October 31st, the title screen will display a picture of NiGHTS with open arms. When playing the Mystic Forest, NiGHTS will be wearing a special halloween costume and Elliot wearing a vampire costume will replace Claris.

Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams

Date Special Feature Picture
January 1st When playing the game on January 1st, the title screen will display a picture of NiGHTS flying with the message "Happy New Year" at the bottom of the screen. Claris and Elliot will be wearing special new year outfits.
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February 14th When playing the game on February 14th, the title screen will display a picture of NiGHTS in a snowy background, Claris and Elliot will be wearing winter outfits and It's gonna be raining hearts on Spring Valley.
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April 1st When playing the game on April 1st, Reala will replace NiGHTS and the player will be able to dualize and control the character. This also means that NiGHTS will replace Reala in his boss battle.
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December 25th

Unique backgrounds will appear in the Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams version of Spring Valley during certain times of the day.

Time Special Feature Picture
3:00 A.M. Lunar Eclipse
6:00 A.M. Northern Lights
7:00 A.M. Bright Sun
9:00 A.M. Crescent Moons
12:00 A.M. Rainbows, Clouds, and Confetti
3:00 P.M. Rain of Candies
6:00 P.M. Strange Stars
9:00 P.M. Bright Stars
12:00 P.M. Rain of Hearts

NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams

The following features are for NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams, these only happen in My Dream/Nightopian Garden. [3]

Date Special Feature Picture
January 1st When playing the game on January 1st, the Nightopians will celebrate New years and shoot fireworks.
February When playing the game on February, the Nightopians will celebrate the Chinese New Year, they will be seen holding dragons and throwing firecrackers.
March When playing the game on March, the Nightopians will celebrate Carnival and will be wearing festive masks.
April When playing the game on April, the Nightopians will be wearing a rose.
May In May, carp streamers will appear in the Garden.
June When playing the game on June, the Nightopians will be holding bouquets or flower baskets.
July When playing the game on July, the Nightopians will be wearing a bull armor and hold red capes.
August When playing the game on August, the Nightopians will be seen performing music using various instruments.
September When playing the game on September, the Nightopians will be seen holding a full moon paper fan.
October 31 When playing the game on October 31st, the Nightopians will be wearing witch hats.
November When playing the game on November, the Nightopians will be holding autumn leaves or fruits.
December When playing the game game on December, the Nightopians will be wearing Christmas outfits, they will also hold cakes, wear tricorns and shoot firecrackers.
December 24th-25th When playing the game on December 24th, the Christmas Nights into Dreams music will play in the background and the Nightopians will be wearing Christmas hats.

Weather Features

The Nightopian Garden has an opitional weather link, which will change the garden's weather according to the weather in real life [4]. This not only changes the background, but also the behavior of the Nightopians.

Weather Special Feature Nightopians Behavoir Picture
Raining Dark clouds, raining, and thunder appear in the garden. The Nightopians are seen holding and playing violins.
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Cloudy The garden's sky will become very cloudy. The Nightopians are seen holding rainbow-colored umbrellas.
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Trivia

  • NiGHTS makes an appearance in the game Sonic Shuffle for the Dreamcast.
    • When playing the game on December 24th, Lumina is replaced with NiGHTS.
    • When playing the game on April 1st, Lumina is replaced with Reala.
  • The clock from Splash Garden in NiGHTS into Dreams shows the time that is set to the console's internal clock and will chime at 12pm.
  • The theme that plays on the New Year screen is called "New Year's ''9TH''" and the theme that is played on the Winter screen is called "Winter Sleep".

Videos

References

  1. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=170661461
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0o7iA4F1oY
  3. http://www.vgblogger.com/sega-details-12-months-of-nights-journey-of-dreams-bonus-content/2499/
  4. https://www.siliconera.com/2007/11/05/how-nights-journey-into-dreams-adapts-to-your-weather/
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