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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




New Mighty No. 9 video shows off transformation powers, Call gameplay photo


This new footage for Mighty No. 9 is looking great photo


Mega Man composer Manami Matsumae answers Mighty No. 9 backer questions photo


More alpha footage of Mega Ma--I Mean Mighty No. 9: It's great photo


Watch Inafune playtest dashing in Mighty No. 9 photo


Mighty No. 9 developers reveal some gameplay and story info photo


Here's Inafune playing a bit of Mighty No. 9 photo


A few Mighty No. 9 alpha screenshots to pick apart photo


Final design unveiled for Mighty No. 9's Call photo


Mighty No. 9 opens up official site and backer forums photo


Mighty No. 9 Updates, Screenshots, & Videos







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11:30 AM on 07.21.2014
New Mighty No. 9 video shows off transformation powers, Call gameplay

Developer Comcept has done a great job of keeping its fans updated on the Mighty No. 9 project -- and for some fans, overly so. Although this new video has a fair amount of recycled footage at the start and the end, the midd...more



10:00 AM on 05.30.2014
This new footage for Mighty No. 9 is looking great

Spring 2015 seems eons away. That's probably because I want to get my hands on the final version of Mighty No. 9 as soon as possible, and this new trailer isn't helping. It shows off some new manuevers, including the st...more



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

For Mega Man fans, the name Manami Matsumae is instantly recognizable. Although she's only worked on a few games (Mega Man 1, Mega Man 2's sound effects, and Mega Man 10), her mark on the series is memorable, and her service...more



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

I've kept up cold indifference towards Mega Man 9 -- I mean Mighty No. 9 -- since its announcement and Kickstarter success. With the recent alpha footage coming out, though, I'm sold. Look how gorgeous those animations are. Look how smooth. Mega Man is dead. Long live Mighty No. 9. Capcom, you need to get right. The last six years have not been good compared to the six prior.more



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

Keiji Inafune spoke about Mighty No. 9 at the D.I.C.E. Summit in Las Vegas this week and showed off the design of the character Mighty No. 7 which, as you guys pointed out, doesn't at all look like Zero from the Mega Man fra...more



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

Comcept has shared a few alpha screenshots of Mighty No. 9 with backers and while I was initially hesitant to cover them given the obvious work-in-progress visuals (the one above is the most realized of the group), I'll take ...more



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




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