Posts Tagged ‘Mighty No. 9’

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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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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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 that dream? In both ages and no time at all.

Following an indefinite delay from its planned September launch (itself a delay from the April release its Kickstarter billed), Mighty No. 9 now has a new release date: February 9th (possibly the 12th for us, depending whether digital oceans interfere). Sooner than that, though, a demo (also delayed) is now out for Kickstarter backers.

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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 only art and ideas to show for it, but Red Ash is already drawing big bucks in pledges. Curiously, a second Kickstarter is running for an anime studio to make a movie set in the same world.

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