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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?


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