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Inafune Kickstarts spiritual successor to Mega Man, No. 9

8:00 PM on 08.31.2013

YES! YES! YES!


For all of you who wanted Capcom to do Mega Man justice with a brand new HD style game, prepare to have your prayers answered by the big mega gaming man himself, Keiji Inafune, with some help by his company comcept, Inti Creates, and a whole mess of other former Mega Man devs. It's called Mighty No. 9, and it literally looks like a true Mega Man game from top to bottom.

The protagonist is named Beck, and he's the ninth robot in a line of ones [eight robot masters] who were infected by a virus [Mavericks]. He'll run through six stages [Mega Man 1], and copy abilities from his fallen foes with support from his female friend [Roll], as he fights various lesser enemies throughout the landscape, one of which is themed after a construction object [Metools]. Reading through the Kickstarter, fans of the Blue Bomber will spot even more references, which has me even more giddy to see it in action.

Right now the game is slated for the PC platform (with gamepad support) by way of Steam and a few other avenues, but stretch goals include Mac, Linux, and consoles.

As a Mega Man fan, I can't express how excited I am for this!

Mighty No. 9 [Kickstarter]


Inafune Kickstarts spiritual successor to Mega Man, No. 9 photo
Inafune Kickstarts spiritual successor to Mega Man, No. 9 photo
Inafune Kickstarts spiritual successor to Mega Man, No. 9 photo
Inafune Kickstarts spiritual successor to Mega Man, No. 9 photo
Inafune Kickstarts spiritual successor to Mega Man, No. 9 photo
Inafune Kickstarts spiritual successor to Mega Man, No. 9 photo
Inafune Kickstarts spiritual successor to Mega Man, No. 9 photo
Inafune Kickstarts spiritual successor to Mega Man, No. 9 photo
Inafune Kickstarts spiritual successor to Mega Man, No. 9 photo
Inafune Kickstarts spiritual successor to Mega Man, No. 9 photo
Inafune Kickstarts spiritual successor to Mega Man, No. 9 photo







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11:00 AM on 03.31.2014
Mega Man composer Manami Matsumae answers Mighty No. 9 backer questions

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2:15 PM on 03.20.2014
More alpha footage of Mega Ma--I Mean Mighty No. 9: It's great

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7:00 PM on 03.12.2014
Watch Inafune playtest dashing in Mighty No. 9

As a follow-up to this morning's talk of new Mighty No. 9 gameplay details, here's footage of Comcept's Keiji Inafune trying out a work-in-progress build of the game. The video showcases Beck's dash ability, his (placeholder...more



7:00 AM on 03.12.2014
Mighty No. 9 developers reveal some gameplay and story info

Co-developers Inti Creates and Comcept have revealed a little more information on Mighty No. 9, and it mostly deals with Beck's maneuverability options. In an update for fans, director Koji Imaeda notes that Beck will be...more



7:00 PM on 02.07.2014
Here's Inafune playing a bit of Mighty No. 9

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9:00 PM on 01.24.2014
A few Mighty No. 9 alpha screenshots to pick apart

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5:00 PM on 12.29.2013
Final design unveiled for Mighty No. 9's Call

A close call for sure, the winning design for Beck’s sidekick in Mighty No. 9, a spiritual successor to Capcom's Mega Man series, was announced earlier today in an email to the game's backers. Earning 43....more



8:15 AM on 11.21.2013
Mighty No. 9 opens up official site and backer forums

If you backed Mighty No. 9, you should be getting an email soon with your login information for the new website, which has officially launched. Right now there isn't a whole lot you can actually do on it, but news updates wil...more



10:00 PM on 10.01.2013
Mighty No. 9 funding closes with over $4 million raised

Keiji Inafune's Might No. 9's Kickstater is over, and as of closing (combined with PayPal donations) has reached $4,046,579 in total donations. The Kickstarter began at PAX Prime 2013 last month, asking for just $900,000. Aft...more



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...more




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