More Reviews
REVIEWS Faster Than Light: Advanced Edit Review
FTL's Advanced Edition is a natural fit for the iPad. But whatever platform you're playing on, the new content adds depth and variety.

Kinect Sports Rivals Review
It's been far too long since Microsoft's Xbox consoles had a Kinect-only title. Is the wait worth it?
More Previews
PREVIEWS Sniper Elite 3 Preview
Sending bullets through the hate.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Release date: Out Now

Trials Fusion
Release date: Out Now

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Release date: 04/29/14

Bound by Flame
Release date: 05/09/14


LATEST FEATURES Ouya's Best Games Coming to the Platform
The Kickstarter console is slowly establishing itself with a couple of creative gems on the way.

Tips for The Elder Scrolls Online: The Vestige's Guide
Just a handful of ways to keep yourself from dying.
 
Coming Soon

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP danielrbischoff
Peace in the Era of Call of Duty
By danielrbischoff
Posted on 04/15/14
In a world dominated by violent media, Americans are no more eager to go to war than they were in the 1980s or the 1960s or the 1940s. Hasn't it always been someone else's problem? The overwhelming majority would rather go on thinking it had nothing to do with them and there...

DAILY MANIFESTO

Move Aside, Mega Man. Make Way For Mighty No. 9!

Posted on Wednesday, September 4 @ 16:50:44 Eastern by KevinS


[Update] The Kickstarter has surprassed the $1.5 million mark, its third stretch goal. Only $700,000 more for console versions of Mighty No. 9!

There are plenty of Kickstarter projects worth paying for and donating to, but the one I'm finding myself getting excited about is a new Mega M... I mean… a new game based on a certain blue robot child, but not any particular famous blue robot child.  And it's being handled by the one and only Keiji Inafune, the face and name behind Capcom's famous (and sometimes infamous) franchise.

Enter: Mighty No. 9.

Very little is known about the actual game at this point, but according to the Kickstarter campaign, the focus is on Beck, the only robot in a line that hasn't been infected by a computer virus. It's his job to save the world the only way he knows how: stealing his former compadre's abilities to use in stopping whatever it was that happened to them. From the looks of the screenshots he has a small cannon/gun attached to his arm. How might that be used? (I have plenty of ideas).
*Note: Concept Art

Inafune and company are promising backer access to blogs, development materials, podcasts… pretty much documenting their entire journey from the current planning stage to completion. I don't get too interested in most ground-up game projects, I admit, but after the way Mega Man Legends 3 so famously fell apart, it's not beyond the realm of possibility that Inafune is looking to rectify the wrongdoing of his old parent company. It's not the same level of fan development, but letting his backers in on how they're doing what they're doing is a pretty cool second place.

There's no info on a potential release date—not yet, anyway—​but I would really like to see this project come to fruition. One of my favorite games of all time is Mega Man 2, and if Mighty No. 9 has even half of the same amount of love put into it, I want to play it. You hear me? I wanna play a spiritual successor to one of the greatest games of ALL THE TIMES. So… what do you think?  Wanna play a "real" Mega Man game again?


comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution