It’s a good time to be a Sega fan! This week sees the release of spruced-up graffiti game Jet Set Radio HD (out on XBL, PSN and Steam on Wednesday), and as if to celebrate, Sega has just announced release dates for the upcoming Sonic Adventure 2 and NiGHTS into dreams HD makeovers.

It’s worth pointing out that these dates may be US-only at this stage, as pricing information is given only in USD. Nevertheless, Sega says both games will release on PSN on Tuesday October 2nd for $9.99 a pop, and XBL will get the pair on Friday 5th October for 800MSP a piece.

Happily, NiGHTS comes complete with the extra levels from the Christmas NiGHTS expansion (I still have my disc from Sega Saturn Magazine!). On the other side of the coin, if you want the expanded battle modes that were in the GameCube version of Sonic Adventure 2, it’ll cost you an additional $3/240MSP.

Hopefully we’ll see these games in the UK on the same day, with reasonable pricing (JSR HD sets a good precedent), and I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on them – especially NiGHTS, which still looks utterly gorgeous. It seems that Sega really is putting in the effort these games deserve and delivering good quality HD remasters to its fans.

EDIT – I have UK pricing, as well as a slight adjustment to the PSN date: The games will launch on PSN in the UK on the 3rd of October for £6.49, while the XBL date and price of 5th October and 800MSP stays the same.

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