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Mighty No. 9 delayed into 2016 as the Internet sighs once again

by Ron Duwell | August 6, 2015August 6, 2015 6:00 am PDT

We’ve been blasted with another painful Kickstarter delay. This one stings even more because the game in question was scheduled for release on Sept. 9, just a month away. However, Comcept has confirmed that its Mega Man spiritual successor, Mighty No. 9, has been pushed into 2016.

The company cites bugs and performance issues as its reasoning for the delay in a forum post meant only for backers.

“As we have communicated in the updates to our backers, all of the core content for the game is developed and in a complete state. However, there are still bugs and issues pertaining to the online features that are included in the game. These bugs and issues have a direct effect on enjoyment of the game, so a decision was made to work these issues out before release.”

If Mighty No. 9 is riddled with bugs, then there is nothing that anybody can do but delay the game. It’s the responsible choice that is sure to avoid even more backlash down the road. Publishers just need to be careful in announcing overly ambitious release dates.

It hasn’t been an easy month for Comcept either who has had to deal with the failure of its Kickstarter game RED ASH and the management of its information. Many cited Mighty No. 9 not being released yet as a reason for not supporting it, and now a delay of the the game that put it on the map isn’t going to help Comcept’s reputation.

Mighty No. 9 will be released on every platform under the sun in 2016.

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