Keiji Inafune, creator of Mega Man, left Capcom a few years back to pursue his own projects. The most hyped of these projects, Mighty No. 9, was heralded as the return of Mega Man’s glory days, if not in name, than in spirit. Today the game was released, and yesterday the review embargo was lifted. …Do you really want to know how it turned out, or do you want to preserve hope?
Mighty No. 9
Back in the day, Capcom put out Mega Man games as frequently as the rain. If you finished the latest one, you just waited a month and another new one would appear. Then creator Keiji Inafune had to strike out on his own, and fans had to find out the hard way how long it takes to churn out a game without a massive corporation backing you up.
Per the Kickstarter page for Mighty No. 9, the highly anticipated game has been delayed yet again. This is the third delay for the game and will likely come as a major disappointment to fans and people who pledged money to the project on Kickstarter.
At some point, people are going to start to question just how mighty No. 9 really is.
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.
A little over a month before it’s scheduled release, a post about Mighty No. 9 on NeoGaf has revealed that the game is being delayed until 2016. This is clearly a blow to many who have been anticipating this game. However, as in many things when it come to delays, there is a legitimate reason for it being delayed. The post, a message from developer Comcept to Kickstarter backers, revealed the delay stated the following:
It may seem that a bunch of the Kickstarters that you see or hear about these days are from big name writers, developers, or titans of their industry trying to get their product off the ground via their name recognition. And in a way you’re right. However, this wasn’t always the case. In fact, you could probably trace this boom to one game: Mighty No.9.
Unfortunately, Keiji Inafune fans who have been avidly awaiting his new crowd funded game release, Mighty No. 9, will have to wait a bit longer for the game. Compcept officially confirmed today that the title has been pushed back for a September 15 release date. The game was originally expected for a spring 2015 release date, but that is no longer the case. The good news is that Deep Silver has partnered with the title for a physical release in retail stores.
The official website for the upcoming new video game, Mighty No. 9, from Mega Man franchis co-creator and producer Keiji Inafune has announced the full English voice cast for the title. The voice-over work from the game was recorded at Rocket Sound in Los Angeles, CA in December, and the game features an all-star lineup of voice-over talent from many amazing veterans. So it sounds like the game will be fully voiced.
In a new video message released late last month by game publisher Comcept, video game producer Keiji Inafune revealed that his game project, Mighty No. 9, is “pretty much finished.” In addition, he game is now entering its “porting and promotion stage.”