Also slams Ubisoft-style design
Keiji Inafune isn't one to pull punches. In recent years, the Mega Man co-creator has become one of the most outspoken critics of the Japanese video game industry, making remarks like "Japan is over."
Recalling those "bold st...
Introducing sci-fi shooter Red Ash
Keiji Inafune and Comcept have wrapped development on Mighty No. 9 and are now returning to Kickstarter to fund their next project, Red Ash, a spiritual successor to Mega Man Legends.
Announced today at Anime Expo in Los Ange...
Keiji Inafune is at Anime Expo, which starts today in LA, to make a "special announcement," that "may interest Mega Man fans." The Mega Man co-creator left Capcom and formed Comcept, which recently has worked on two Meg...
'May interest Mega Man fans'
Mighty No. 9 is just around the corner, and famed producer Keiji Inafune will be heading over to Anime Expo 2015 once again to make a "special announcement." The convention will be held from July 2 until July 5, and Inaf...
The humans are dead
"Robots play a very important role in this adventure, and there will be many more robots that will lead to a rich experience."
Okay, Inafune, we get it. Newly announced ReCore is your third (3rd!) Not-Mega-Man game. It's jus...
Coming Spring 2016
Well, this was certainly unexpected. Today at Microsoft's E3 showcase, the company pulled an ace from its sleeve, revealing a gorgeous new project with a compelling pedigree.
It's called ReCore and its being co-develope...
Uh, thanks but no thanks
A few Mighty No. 9 updates to talk about today. First, all launch-window versions of the game will come with the Retro Hero DLC, which gives protagonist Beck a blocky, weirdly Minecraft-esque appearance and, good lord, a one...
No more April/May window
Development for Mighty No. 9 was coming along nicely earlier this year. We got a look at a bunch of levels, and developer Comcept noted that they were "basically done" recently -- they just needed to figure out how to la...
Don't think that I've forgotten about Kaio: King of Pirates. I've been following its development pretty closely for years now, and I was excited at the prospect of it finally coming to light. Maybe it was delayed because...
That art style is really the plan eh?
Mighty No. 9's Keiji Inafune is ringing in the New Year with a look at a new stage for the game. It seems to have a castle-like feel to it, with red carpets and fancy chandeliers. According to the producer/director, the game...
What is the plan for this game?
Comcept has released its newest plans for Mighty No. 9 -- post-release DLC. The DLC goal is $190,000 in additional funding, and involves a new rival boss character for Beck named Ray (a name that could be changed). Yep, ...
Get your first hands-on with the game now
If you're interested in Mighty No. 9 and pledged at least $80 to its Kickstarter, check your email today -- you may have gotten a beta key. Redeemable on Steam, this key will allow you to play a single level from an ear...
Capcom is beat to the punch yet again
When I saw the recent 3DS Streetpass puzzle featuring original sprite Mega Man in 3D, I immediately thought "Capcom should make a game like that!" Just like how I used to think Capcom should make a new 2D Mega Man for home co...
Mega Man creator's latest endeavor arrives August 29
Azure Striker: Gunvolt is leaping to Nintendo 3DS in North America starting August 29, Inti Creates announced today. The action platformer will be available via the eShop for $14.99.
Gunvolt Official EN [Twitter]
More like Comcept art...wait, wrong Mega Man clone company
Keiji Inafune's other not Mega Man game, Azure Striker: Gunvolt, is coming to Japan (via 3DS eShop) on August 20. No word on a specific North American release date. Inti Creates' Takuya Aizu explained...
Beck and Call
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...
I think a lot of people would
Keiji Inafune and crew have yet to deliver Mighty No. 9 (it's still a long way away), but its massive Mega Man fanbase has jumped ship, and is already wanting multiple Mighty games.
Last weekend at SGC 2014, fans a...
Also, new costumes
I actually played a bunch of the Soul Sacrifice demo, but never ended up diving into the full thing. Soul Sacrifice Delta has been updated with a new encounter and some whacked out threads (definitely some of the weirder...
Debuting in Japan this August
New footage of Azure Striker: Gunvolt, the upcoming Nintendo 3DS project from Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune and Inti Creates, has made its way out in the wild.
The side-scrolling action platformer appears to be s...
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...
Heading out to LA from July 3rd to the 6th? Well you might get a chance to see the legendary Keiji Inafune in person, over at Anime Expo 2014. The site has revealed that he is attending as a Guest of Honor, and will hold an a...
Reminder that it's also digital only
I was never able to really get into Soul Sacrifice when I played it around this time last year, which probably had something to do with Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate still getting plenty of attention from me at that point in tim...
Keiji Inafune's other not Mega Man game is Azure Striker: Gunvolt. Its main character, Gunvolt, was viciously censored for the planned Western release, as you can see below. And by viciously censored I mean his designed was c...
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...
According to a Spanish retailer
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...
From his GDC talk
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...
From Inafune's GDC talk
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...
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.
Inafune's new game on 3DS
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.
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...