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Keiji Inafune

One of my most anticipated 3DS games of the year
Keiji Inafune and his superstar development collective are hard at work with creating Mighty No. 9 for every platform under the sun -- but who knows when it's actually coming out. As confirmed to us at BitSummit 2014, we... read feature

Soul Sacrifice Delta

Soul Sacrifice Delta may be coming to the west


According to a Spanish retailer
Apr 02
Soul Sacrifice Delta, an expansion/semi-sequel of sorts for the original PlayStation Vita game Soul Sacrifice, is apparently coming to the west, according to a listing from a Spanish retailer. According to the listing the fo... read

Inafune: Mega Man has indie roots, and those remain with Mighty No. 9


From his GDC talk
Mar 19
In Keiji Inafune's GDC talk, titled "Meanwhile, In Japan...," he recalled that the feeling around the first Mega Man game was comparable to that of indie game making today.  "Mega Man was the first original total that ca... read

Does Keiji Inafune still believe that 'Japan is over' now?


From Inafune's GDC talk
Mar 19
Keiji Inafune's GDC talk, titled "Meanwhile, In Japan..." opened by addressing a comment he made a couple of years back during another GDC talk. He was quoted as saying "Japan is over" back then. Today he was asked if he stil... read
Characters, powers, and story
We were among the first to get our hands on Keiji Inafune's / Inti Creates' new 3DS side-scrolling action game, Azure Striker: Gunvolt here at BitSummit 2014 in Kyoto, Japan. We now have the first details on the game's story, world, and characters, straight from the developers. read feature

Here's the first video for Azure Striker: Gunvolt


Inafune's new game on 3DS
Mar 07
We will have more images and details coming from Keiji Inafune's / Inti Creates' new 3DS game later, but we wanted to be sure to share this band new trailer right away.Azure Striker: Gunvolt looks absolutely stunning in person. Don't get me wrong: this trailer looks great, but the real deal is wowowowoowow. Enjoy. read
Keiji Inafune's new 3DS side-scroller
At BitSummit today, Inti Creates and Keiji Inafune announced a brand new side-scrolling adventure called Azure Striker: Gunvolt. It's coming this summer to the 3DS via Nintendo's eShop. Listen up, Mega Man fans: Keiji Inafune... read feature

Keiji Inafune talks Mighty No. 9, shows Mighty No. 7


Mighty No. 7 final design shown
Feb 06
Comcept's Keiji Inafune came to D.I.C.E. Summit 2014 today to talk about the potential of crowdfunding and how the games industry might change for the better through the freedom they provide. But he also took the opportunity ... read
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Zombies make out in this Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z video


Also, see the Mighty No. 9 skin in action
Feb 01
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z looks disgusting; over-the-top; insane; and unabashedly offensive, yet I still can't wait to give it a go. The latest trailer above sheds some light on a few of the game's more interesting costumes, and let's just say the school girl outfit is not quite what one would expect. Will you be picking up Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z when it drops this March?  read
Inafune's game

Inafune's pirate game, KAIO, delayed into 2014


Still coming for the 3DS
Dec 10
Hey remember in 2011 when we told you that Inafune's adorable pirate game KAIO: King of Pirates was coming in 2012? Well he heard that you like delays, so he put a delay in his delay, and now it's dropping in 2014 -... read
Mighty No. 9

Mighty No. 9 opens up official site and backer forums


It's happening, guys
Nov 21
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... read

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z gets a Dark Horse digital comic


Print version slated for game's launch
Oct 10
Dark Horse Comics have teamed up with Keiji Inafune and Team Ninja to create a digital comic to introduce fans to the world of upcoming game Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. Writers Tim Seeley and Josh Eamons and art from Rafael Ortiz ... read
Mighty No. 9

Mighty No. 9 funding closes with over $4 million raised


All stretch goals hit!
Oct 01
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... read
Mighty No. 9

Mighty No. 9 will rock the PS4 and Xbox One


Make it RAIN!
Oct 01
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... read
Mighty No. 9

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


Inafune's latest is getting the Guilty Gear Xrd treatment
Sep 30
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 ... read
Mighty No. 9

Mega Man 2 composer joins the Mighty No. 9 team


Manami Matsumae and Takashi Tateishi unite!
Sep 29
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... read
Mighty No. 9

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


What do you want Beck's online co-op partner to look like?
Sep 28
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,... read
Mighty No. 9

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


Physical copies and documentary video as well
Sep 27
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 $... read
$2,200,000 in the bank, son!
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 cro... read feature

Mighty No. 9 PS4/Xbox One

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


You know what? It could reach that $3.3 million requirement
Sep 09
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... read
Soul Sacrifice Delta

Soul Sacrifice Delta anounced for Vita, coming March 2014


Will be playable at Tokyo Game Show
Sep 09
Soul Sacrifice Delta is coming to PlayStation Vita in Japan in March 2014, Keiji Inafune announced at the Sony Computer Entertainment Japan press conference today. The title features a myriad of additional elements, including new monsters, items, magic, and a third neutral faction. Soul Sacrifice Delta will be playable at Tokyo Game Show. read
Mighty No. 9

Rock and piano covers of the Mighty No. 9 theme


Since we can't call him 'Blue Bomber,' how about 'Mighty Mauler'?
Sep 07
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,... read
I met the legendary Inafking once more for an unforgettable interview
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 tim... read feature

Keiji Inafune @ PAX

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


Sorry, no T-shirt for you
Sep 06
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... read
The Destructoid Show needs to talk.
Good evening ladies and gentlemen, I hope you're all safe and sound following PAX 2013! I got to drunkenly shout moist pleasantries in the vicinity of a bunch of you, and that was absolutely lovely. For those of you who miss... read feature

Inafune on Japanese games

Inafune: Japanese game industry has 'gotten worse'


Case closed: Inafune is NOT IMPRESSED
Sep 03
It's been a few years since Mega Man creator and former Capcom honcho Kenji Inafune made waves by saying Japan makes awful games. He hasn't really stopped ringing the death knell since. Earlier this year he declared Japan's g... read
Mighty No. 9 3DS?

Renegade Kid offers to help bring Mighty No. 9 to 3DS


Could Inafune's latest creation hit every platform eventually?
Sep 03
Inafune's Mighty No. 9 might be fully funded, but right now that only guarantees a PC version (and the inevitably close Mac/Linux stretch goal). In order to come to consoles (specifically 360, PS3 and Wii U) the project needs... read
Inafune's Mighty No. 9

Inafune's Mighty No. 9 reaches goal in just over 24 hours


Next stop, console stretch goal
Sep 02
Inafune's next project, Mega Man HD Mighty No. 9 has reached its $900,000 goal in just over 24 hours, which means the PC version is basically a given. But Inafune and co. have a full 29 days to go, and they'll need it to... read
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 Cre... read feature

There are no such things as stupid questions...
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 care... read feature







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