The last month has been tumultuous for Mighty No. 9, the spiritual cousin to Mega Man that Capcom refused to give you. Keiji Inafune, creator of the Blue Bomber, took to Kickstarter to fund his vision. It was a massively successful move that inspired other classic Japanese game creators to crowdfund their own dream projects, and now we live in a world where Shenmue 3 is possible.

However….fans are now discovering the dark side of crowdfunding, the part when complications interfere and the promises you were given start getting broken. Development on the game has been delayed several times since it was first announced. As a way of making amends, Inafune promised backers they would be given exclusive access to a demo for the game before its release. Then the demo was delayed too.

Now, however, whatever problems were taking place behind the scenes appear to have been resolved, and publisher Deep Silver and developer Comcept have committed to a final release date: February 9, 2016. That is the day when Mighty No. 9 will be available both digitally and in stores. Physical copies of the game will be out for Playstation 4, XBox One and Wii U; it will be digital-only on XBox 360, Playstation 3 and PC. Europe and Japan will get Mighty No. 9 three days later on February 12.

Handheld versions of Mighty No. 9 have also been promised, for 3DS and PS Vita, but they have no release dates yet.


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