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Mighty No. 9

1 year ago

THQ Nordic buy up Saints Row and Metro

THQ Nordic, publishers of the Darksiders games and recent jankfest Elex, have bought Koch Media, the companies have announced. Koch are the father-company of Deep Silver, who publish games like Saints Row, Metro, Dead Island, and Homefront: The Revolution. That means THQ Nordic now own alllll of those bad boys, among others. Due to all the combined plates this company now spins, they could now…

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3 years ago

Mighty No. 9’s Latest Trailer Is A Bit Underwhelming

"Do you like awesome things that are awesome?" asks the latest trailer for Mighty No. 9 [official site] - the incoming 2D Mega Man-a-like from Comcept, Mega Man co-creator Keiji Inafune's new studio - before showing off a sequence of largely underwhelming visuals and grating dad-voiced narration. It then suggests we: "make bad guys cry like an anime fan on prom night." A month before…

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Mighty No. 9 Mega-Manning Up In June

Mighty No 9 [official site] has a new release date, one that might actually stick: June 21st in North America and Asia, and the 24th elsewhere. Mighty No. 9, to refresh your memory so tired from all these things we're expected to internalise in this day and age, is a new Mega Man-ish 2D shooty platformer from Comcept, the studio founded by Mega Man co-creator…

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Mega Late, Man: Mighty No. 9 Delayed Again

Mega Man 'em up Mighty No. 9 [official site] was due to launch in two weeks, but the Man spiritual successor from creator Keiji Inafune has ended up delayed once again. This time, wonky multiplayer is to blame. It's now expected in spring, which could put it a year behind the April 2015 launch pitched when it was on Kickstarter. Hey, making games is tricky,…

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Mighty No. 9 Mega-Busting Into February 2016

Every time I see the name Mighty No. 9 [official site], something in me sees it as Wonderful 101 and my heart skips a beat. But hey, a new Mega Man-ish game from the co-creator of the mega-busting robot is still a pretty exciting idea - enough for folks to bung it $3,845,170 on Kickstarter. When will we found out how the reality rises to…

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4 years ago

Mighty No 9 Legends: Comcept Crowdfunding Red Ash

With Mighty No. 9 almost out (it's due in September), developers Comcept have turned to Kickstarter again to crowdfund another Mega Man 'em up. This time, they're thinking along the lines of open-world action-RPG Mega Man Legends. They're rounded up a few Mega Man Legends folks and launched a Kickstarter seeking $800,000 (£515k) to make Red Ash [official site]. The pitch is pretty barebones, with…

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Retronaut: Another Mighty No. 9 Gameplay Trailer

Keiji Inafune's decision to create Mighty No. 9 [official site], presumably by chanting "Mega Man" into an old mirror until it was called into existence like some sort of eternal Gilgamesh, suggests the kind of industry power I too hope to one day yield. "What year is this?" I'd bellow to my staff. "It's 2015, Ma'am," they squeak and shudder. Then, as if planned ahead of…

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Release Date Man: Mighty No. 9 Due In September

Being fairly clueless about console platformers for most of my life, I had been awfully surprised to discover Capcom made a long series of So Solid Crew platformers. (That's a joke about PC isolationism and early noughties English pop culture. You don't get gags that rich every day.) After Mega Man co-creator Keiji Inafune left Capcom, he, well, decided to make more Mega Man, crowdfunding…

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Rockman, Paperman, Shotgunman: Mighty No 9 Beta

Mighty No. 9 is Mega Man and Mega Man is Rockman. I don't know if it's better to be mighty or to be mega, but I do know that when it comes to platformers, it's generally better to be Shotgunman than Rockman. It's hard to jump if you're a geological anomaly and there tend to be plenty of things to kill between the platforms and…

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5 years ago

Mega Bucks: Extra Crowdfunding For A Mightier No. 9

Mighty No. 9 is looking mighty fine, as we've established previously. It's Mega Man in all but name, with original creator Keiji Infafune at the helm, boss fights, power-stealing and a (nearly) spot-on visual style. Now, despite raising $3.8m on Kickstarter at the tail-end of 2013, Comcept have called to the crowd once again, seeking extra cash.

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We Can Rebuild Him: Mighty No. 9 Looking Mighty Fine

Somewhat shamefully, I was always too weak for real Mega Man growing up. I knew all the principle players - Mega Man/Rock Man, Roll, Rush, King Crimson, Procol Harum, pre-Phil-Collins Genesis - but my hopping fell flat, my bopping landed with a wet thud. I'm actually rather happy about Mighty No. 9's existence, then, as it gives me a second chance at that most quintessential…

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Maybe You Should Watch This Mighty No. 9 Progress Trailer

Every game series you never played will return to taunt you. I have no experience of Keiji Inafune's Mega Man, but its Kickstarter-funded spiritual successor Mighty No. 9 is too big, and too full of heroically upbeat platforming music, to ignore. There's a trailer below showing the project's healthy development progress.

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Jings! Mighty No. 9 Is More Than Kickstarted

Just like that time when I was a bairn and predicted the internet by placing our house phone on top of my Etch-A-Sketch (the Etch-A-Sketch had a scribble of a cat on it), I also predicted that Mighty No. 9 would easily achieve its Kickstarter goal. The side-scrolling action platform from Keiji Inafune, the creator of Mega Man, launched a hunt for crowd-funds just over…

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