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2:00 AM on 10.01.2013

Mighty No. 9 will rock the PS4 and Xbox One

THREE. POINT. THREE. MILLION. DOLLARS. GOD. DAMN. I was honestly worried for a while there, but the PS4 / Xbox One stretch goals were met with just a day left to go! The Unreal Engine-powered Mighty No. 9 is making people hap...

Tony Ponce

6:00 PM on 09.30.2013

Here's a test video of Mighty No. 9 on Unreal Engine

No time to rest! The Mighty No. 9 train keeps right on rolling through the final day! Choo choo! The Monday update brings word that Mighty will take a page out of the Guilty Gear Xrd playbook and run on the Unreal Engine. A ...

Tony Ponce

5:00 PM on 09.29.2013

Mega Man 2 composer joins the Mighty No. 9 team

With just two days left before donations close, the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter is exploding with all kinds of tasty treats. I hope you remembered to vote on your favorite Call design! Here's another bit of wonderful news: We we...

Tony Ponce

4:00 AM on 09.28.2013

Vote on Mighty No. 9 support character Call's design

Good news, everyone! The Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter received a sudden boost in its donation rate. We've cleared $2.75 million, which means we are getting online co-op! Yay! Now that we'll be able to play as Beck's partner Call,...

Tony Ponce

5:00 PM on 09.27.2013

Vita/3DS goal added to Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter

The heat is on. With four days left before its Kickstarter ends, Mighty No. 9 is now looking at PlayStation Vita and 3DS versions as a possibility -- but it's not going to be easy. The new goal for these ports is priced at $...

Jordan Devore



Mighty No. 9 now OFFICIALLY coming to PS3, 360, and Wii U photo
Mighty No. 9 now OFFICIALLY coming to PS3, 360, and Wii U
by Tony Ponce

You better believe I've had my eyeballs on the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter like a vulture. I wanted to spread the news as soon as the console port goal was finally cleared.

That's right! Mere minutes ago, the donation amount crossed the $2,200,000 threshold, ensuring that comcept and Inti Creates will put Mighty No. 9 on PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U. I always knew this stretch goal would be met, but I didn't think it would happen with a full two weeks left to go before the Kickstarter closes. I don't know if it'll be able to hit the $3,300,000 mark required for the PS4 and Xbox One ports, but never count out the massive influx of funds that typically pour in the last couple of days of a crowdfunding campaign.

By the way, have you guys seen Mighty No. 3's design yet? Isn't she just the most adorable Japanese thunder god?

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6:00 PM on 09.09.2013

Inafune's Mighty No. 9 adds PS4 and Xbox One goals

Keiji Inafune and the folks at Comcept have been taking the internet by storm recently, raising nearly two million dollars of funding for Mighty No. 9 -- Inafune's spiritual successor to Mega Man. While the gaming is coming t...

Chris Carter

4:00 AM on 09.07.2013

Rock and piano covers of the Mighty No. 9 theme

Is anyone else playing and replaying the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter video and jamming out to the theme song? Because that is totally what I'm doing. It's so great to hear Mega Man 1 composer Manami Matsumae hard at work again,...

Tony Ponce



Keiji Inafune dropped mad Mega Man secrets on me photo
Keiji Inafune dropped mad Mega Man secrets on me
by Tony Ponce

Keiji Inafune, are you Kamen Rider?

"As a child, of course, I watched lots of Kamen Rider, so I love that show, but I unfortunately cannot definitively say that I have experience being the masked rider. But I may at one time or another have worn a mask and a suit that was breakaway and gone into my nude form!"

That is an actual question I got to ask the outspoken former Capcom producer during an interview on Sunday, September 1, at the Grand Hyatt hotel smack in the middle of PAX Prime weekend. I never thought I would score the privilege of meeting my game industry hero in person, much less twice in just under three months. For all my whining and moaning, I really am a fortunate guy.

I maintained my composure long enough to make it through our half-hour session, during which I probed Inafune's brain about the recently announced Mighty No. 9 and other gaming happenings. Of course, I also came armed with a few Mega Man queries, the answers to which are nothing short of mind-blowing. Where does the nickname "Inafking" come from? Why does Mega Man's helmet have an exclamation mark on it? And why do the series' characters sometimes look like they're flashing gang signs?

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2:00 AM on 09.06.2013

Watch all of Keiji Inafune's 'mighty' PAX panel

Keiji Inafune won PAX Prime 2013, no contest. If you attended PAX and didn't go to his panel, you missed out on being able to personally witness the biggest middle finger to ever be waved in Capcom's general direction. Of co...

Tony Ponce



What questions should I ask Keiji Inafune at PAX? photo
What questions should I ask Keiji Inafune at PAX?
by Tony Ponce

PAX attendees are in for a super special treat next week. The infamous Keiji Inafune will be delivering an hour-long panel in the Kraken Theater on Saturday from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM. He'll run through his 25-year industry career, make comments about how Western development is better that Japanese development, and probably take a little time to discuss Mega Man. If you can't attend, there will also be livestream so you can catch the action from home.

And wouldn't you know it, I get to have another one-on-one interview with the man on Sunday! My dream came true when I got to meet him at E3 this past June, but our discussion was unfortunately limited to Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. This time, no topic is off the table! I can grill him however I see fit! So exciting!

This is a chance to get some real answers to long-pondered questions, yet I don't want to leave any of you guys out. I have my own set of questions, but it's obviously very stacked in favor of Mega Man. Perhaps by reaching out to the Destructoid community, I can get a little variety cooking. If there is something you are dying to learn from the man, let me know in the comments below. I'll try to ask as many of your questions as I can.

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1:30 PM on 07.26.2013

Sweet Fuse: At Your Side hits PSP in August

Sweet Fuse: At Your Side will arrive on August 27, Aksys Games has announced. In addition to being among the last games join the PlayStation Portable's library, the title's release marks something of a rarity, as otome visual...

Kyle MacGregor



Review: BUGS vs. TANKS! photo
Review: BUGS vs. TANKS!
by Chris Carter

The idea of shrinking objects and placing them into ridiculous situations is not new. But in the case of Comcept and Keiji Inafune's BUGS vs. TANKS!, it's somehow fitting to pit a tiny World War II German tank battalion against an endless swarm of insects because of ... well ... reasons.

BUGS vs. TANKS! is one part survival horror, one part arcade style action, and one part historically accurate (wait, what?). Yep, it's a pretty wacky game, which is why it works as an entry in Level-5's Guild02 collection.

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I met Keiji Inafune! We discussed Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z! photo
I met Keiji Inafune! We discussed Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z!
by Tony Ponce

Guys. I met Keiji Inafune at E3. I interviewed Keiji Inafune at E3.

I've achieved everything I've wanted to accomplish in my relatively short career as a games journalist. There is literally nothing else for me to do except pack my things and move on. I'm kidding, of course, but I'm not joking about how big a dream come true this was.

My meeting with Inafune was a complete surprise. Each of the Destructoid writers had been handed a list of appointments, and I saw Tecmo Koei on my schedule. I rightly assumed it was to discuss Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, but I had no idea whether I'd be speaking directly with someone from the dev team or not.

If I had known Keiji Inafune, the man whose work has had such a profound impact on hobby and my life, would be standing behind that door, I would have come prepared with a better list of questions. Nonetheless, I stepped in the room, put on my most professional face, and did my absolute best not to squeal like a schoolgirl.

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2:40 PM on 06.16.2013

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is your new horror action comedy

Under Itagaki's watch, the Ninja Gaiden series was about big production values, precise action, and serious-face gameplay. Those days are over. With Inafune at the helm of this new Ninja Gaiden spin-off, the tone has gone th...

Jonathan Holmes

3:00 AM on 06.07.2013

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z trailer takes a page from MadWorld

GameTrailers has the exclusive debut trailer of Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, the zombie-infested Ninja Gaiden spin-off being handled by the trinity of Team Ninja, Spark Unlimited, and Keiji Inafune's new studio Comcept. Damn, does...

Tony Ponce