Keiji Inafune is the original creative mind behind Mega Man, one of Capcom’s most beloved and now lost franchises. Infaune left Capcom a few years back and dedicated himself to making the games he wanted to make. He formed comcept, his new studio, and got to work.
At the end of August, Inafune and his team took to Kickstarter and announced Mighty No. 9, a spiritual successor to Mega Man. The game promises to carry the nostalgic elements of a classic 2D action platformer while delivering the excitement we’re used to from today’s industry. It’s been a rousing success.
Since Mighty No. 9 hit its funding goal practically overnight, the Kickstarter project has been locked directly on smashing stretch goals. You can see part of that chart on the right hand side of this post.
The latest stretch goal achieved includes the Wii U, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of this game. Mighty No. 9 was already set to drop for the PC whenever it’s finished. Now, it’ll also hit the aforementioned consoles.
Further down the list of stretch goals are PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game. Those will happen if the project hits $3.3 million. As of drafting this post, it sits at $2.2 million with a little less than two weeks to go.
We here at TechnoBuffalo are genuinely excited about Mighty No. 9. Sure, it feels like a copy of Mega Man. But, since Capcom won’t do a proper one, we’re happy Inafune and his team are trying to recapture the magic.
Let’s hope they succeed.