Mighty No. 9 has just met its Kickstarter goal of $900 000, and is already well on its way to $1 million. Let’s see how far this climbs…
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Capcom veteran and all-round game development legend Keiji Inafune has put his love of the classic Mega Man series on display by initiating a Kickstarter crowd-funding project for a game he’s calling Mighty No. 9, a spiritual successor to the platforming franchise he helped create years ago.
Inafune has long since left Capcom and has already begun work on a number of new games, the most recent of which was Soul Sacrifice for the PS Vita. Now, he and a team of veterans are asking for $900 000 to create Mighty No. 9, a game that they say “takes the best aspects of the 8- and 16-bit era classics you know and love, and transforms them with modern tech, fresh mechanics, and fan input into something fresh and amazing!”
Starring Beck, Mighty No. 9 is “an all-new Japanese side-scrolling action game” that will ask you to “run, jump, blast, and transform your way” through a variety of stage in a world gone berserk thanks to a mysterious computer virus. In classic Mega Man style, you’ll be able to enter any of the levels in any order you choose, with “weapons and abilities stolen from your enemies.”
Mighty No. 9 – Kickstarter Trailer
The game is estimated to be released in 2015 for PC, available on Steam and other DRM-free digital download destinations. One of the unique aspects of the project is that the development team is intent on employing the help of Kickstarter backers by asking for design submissions, and depending on your backer level, you’ll be able to contribute enemy designs and even get your face in the game.
Make your way to the official Kickstarter page for Mighty No. 9 to see some of the game’s other features (like robot transformation abilities to allow for different gameplay variety) and maybe help out with a donation – it’s almost fully funded with 29 days still to go, so expect to see Inafune and co. get a heap of cash for the project.
- Mighty No. 9 Concept Art