Why? It's the inspiration for Saturn classic NiGHTS Into Dreams, according to the game's creator Yuji Naka, who tells you everything you've ever wanted to know about the cult Sega hit in a new interview.

Naka, whose latest game Ivy the Kiwi? is bound for the Wii and Nintendo DS this summer, spills everything NiGHTS-related to fan site NiGHTSintoDreams.com. Yes, the original NiGHTS was largely influenced by Cirque du Soleil's Mystère—still playing at Treasure Island in Las Vegas—and, yes, there's a reason the "i" in NiGHTS is in lowercase.

Yes, there was a PC version of NiGHTS. Yes, there was a special Saturn controller designed specifically for the game. No, Yuji Naka will not create a sequel.



As interviews go, Naka's responses to NiGHTS fans is a great one. If you're a fan, check it out.

EXCLUSiVE: A Yuji Naka Interview ~ For the fans [NiGHTSintoDreams.com]