Posts Tagged ‘Comcept’

Wot I Think: Mighty No. 9

The problem for most new studios is making anyone pay attention. Comcept, founded by ex-Capcom developer Keiji Inafune, has had no such issues – and the studio’s kickstarter for Mighty No. 9 [official site], a spiritual heir to the Mega Man series Inafune co-created and stewarded through its greatest years, blasted past expectations. Comcept raised just under $4 million to make this game in 2013 and, following several delays, have delivered what the fans wanted. Or so you might think.

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Totally Mega, Man: Mighty No. 9 Released

Mighty No. 9 [official site], the crowdfunded Mega Man ’em up from Mega Man co-creator Keiji Inafune’s new studio, is out today. Our review is still in the works but Wot Others Think seems not wholly positive. I could tell you to wait for our say then bosh in the launch trailer and call it a day but oh my gosh, I am fascinated by its launch livestream. While many video game launch streams are hype-o-ramas, this is also a bit of a post-mortem, disarmingly earnest and mildly apologetic after seeing the first wave of launch reviews. It’s surprisingly human.

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Comcept & Armature’s ReCore Coming In September

Keiji Inafune and his new studio Comcept drew squillions of dollars in crowdfunding for megamanner Mighty No. 9 but ooh I’m digging the look of their other game way more. ReCore [official site], a collaboration between Comcept and Armature Studio, is an action-adventure doodad about a lone human in an alien desert who befriends robot animals and duffs up other robots. E3 has brought a release date – September 13th – along with a trailer showing a bit of roboduffing:

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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 release, I was honestly hoping for something a bit more substantial.

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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 Keiji Inafune. They took to Kickstarter in September 2013 and drew a remarkable $3,845,170 (about £2.6 million) – still the fifth-highest amount a video game has raised on the crowdfunding site. Many miss that little roboman.

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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, and not all problems can be solved by exploding robots. Very few can, in my experience. Apparently crying children are not at all cheered by you filling their remote-controlled BB-8 with firecrackers, no matter how colourful the flames are.

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Comcept’s ReCore Coming To Windows 10 Too

Keija Inafune and his studio Comcept are working away on their own Mega Man ’em up Mighty No. 9, we’ve mentioned plenty, but so far we’ve overlooked their action-adventure-ish sort of a mystery robot-friend game… thing ReCore [official site]. That’s because, until today, it had only been lined up for an Xbox One release. Publishers Microsoft have quietly revealed that it’s coming to PC too, though it will require Windows 10. The game’s a bit of a mystery so, er, here’s a cinematic trailer showing a scavenger and her dog-shaped robot buddy:

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