Check Out Some Gameplay Footage of Mega Man Creator's Next Game

Keiji Inafune releases work-in-progress footage for Mighty No. 9.

Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune today released a 90-second gameplay clip for his upcoming game Mighty No. 9. The footage you see is for a work-in-progress version of the game. It highlights various stages and boss battles that you'll encounter in the final version.

Mighty No. 9 is becoming a reality thanks to an overwhelmingly successful Kickstarter campaign, which rocketed past its $900,000 goal, ending with $3.8 million last year. The side-scrolling action game is being worked on by Inafune himself and a team of designers at his studio, Comcept.

The final game is expected to launch by April 2015. It was originally targeted to launch only for PC, but thanks to overflow funding, the game will also be delivered on consoles like the Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and 3DS.

In Mighty No. 9, you play as Beck, the 9th in a line of "powerful robots." You're the only one not infected by a computer virus that has made other mechanized creatures go berserk. It's your task to run, jump, and shoot your way through various stages--using weapons and abilities taken from your enemies--to finally "confront the final evil that threatens the planet."

For more, check out GameSpot's interview with Inafune about the Kickstarter project and his thoughts on the Japanese gaming industry, among other topics.

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rhymesmatter
rhymesmatter

So you are Mega Man's Retarded brother ? Kewl i like the idea any how! Would definitely see how this goes.Please release it on Steam too

np3trop
np3trop

It's a year away guys. Don't bother getting excited.

RevLux
RevLux

Looks and sounds awesome! I just hope it doesn't end up getting delayed indefinitely due to a prolonged  legal battle over the obvious similarities to the Mega Man franchise. Oh well, can't wait to play it.

eze_sl89
eze_sl89

whatever happened with the wall grabbin !! 

MAXAM999
MAXAM999

I love the tune .. SO MUCH <3

Would have been better if this tune was used in Bayonetta too :P

Nintendo_Fan128
Nintendo_Fan128

I'm not a Megaman "fan", but his games I did play were pretty fun. This one is shaping up nicely too!

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

Capcom has time for 15 versions of streetfighter, but no Megaman? Glad to see this, which should feel just like a MM game.

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

am I the only one who dislikes the artstyle ? Man we need more awesome and serious MM games like the X1-3 series or the MM Zero 1-4 games, now these were awesome :D

Young_Charter
Young_Charter

I would like this and a Megaman Legends 3. Or a Mighty Chronicles or something lol. Mega Man Legends was ahead of its time at the time.

Loshead
Loshead

I can't wait for this!

sanchango
sanchango

I am getting this for the Wii U

xantufrog
xantufrog moderator

Lolz total Dark Souls ripoff pownies

Dieknochenblume
Dieknochenblume

No wall clinging/sliding? Apart from that, air and ground dashing looks great, and the whole design is amazing. Want it!

Shewgenja
Shewgenja

Looks gorgeous!  So excited to get this on PS4 :)

OHGFawx
OHGFawx

Since we'll never get a proper megaman x sequel (after the awful X7 and X8) I'll definitely pick this up.

riotinto876
riotinto876

I really don't like that they're using the same engine as the latest strider game, don't know why but it really doesn't click for me.

jonnysmoothness
jonnysmoothness

lol! They're not even trying to make it look any different from a Megaman game.  I love it

tsunami2311
tsunami2311

looks like megaman  side scroller in 3d to me. Is it gona have the same insane difficulty megaman games had too?

MrFacepunch
MrFacepunch

I actually really don't like the character animation for some reason. It looks like his arms are longer than his legs or something. I don't know, I don't like the 3d-ness much either, but I'll take an Inafune Magaman successor no matter what it looks like.

Redsyrup
Redsyrup

Looks solid. Glad I contributed. Thanks Kenji and co.

edant79
edant79

Damn, some people really need their Megaman fix I take it.

sanchango
sanchango

@isane-bishop @edant79 On a random but somewhat related note. Nintendo is doing a better job with Megaman in super smash bros. lol XD

javalino
javalino

wow !! its a megaman clone!!!!  capcom will call the court !!!

nurnberg
nurnberg

The only Kickstarter project that seems interesting to me.

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

This was the only time I've considered donating on Kickstarter.

DevilD2005
DevilD2005

It was the only time I did donate on kickstarter.

M3o5nster
M3o5nster

Mega Man finally returns... Gonna miss Zero though.

HBninjaX
HBninjaX

wow it looks pretty good so far.  getting it for WWIIIIUUU

ahpuck
ahpuck

I hope it doesn't end up being as easy as it looks. Getting it on PC, just for kicks.

danusty
danusty

looks like it could be fun but for what I saw x and regular mega man look better

BMWPro77
BMWPro77

I'm in. I definitely will pick up a copy. Looks cool. reminiscent of old Mega Man however I see some great new platforming concepts in the few gameplay movies shown.

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

Looks good not 3.8 mill good though but wateva I'm gellin.

markranger
markranger

Looks so right and modern. I love the 8-bit remakes, but this looks awesome, too. More true Mega Man games can only be a good thing. It would have been a huge disappointment if Inafune had gone in a totally different direction. However, this new start will allow for some modifications to the gameplay. This is a great opportunity to make an epic game. This game will make way more than it costs to produce.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Looks AWSOME!  Even the music sounds like Mega Man!  I bet Capcom are kicking themselves now!


But the question I have is; When a sequel is inevitably made, will Rush make a comeback as Doggie No. 9?

kidflash2000
kidflash2000

Looks exactly like Megaman, Mr. Inafune.

Eraldus
Eraldus

@kidflash2000 Did you even read about this project before saying these stupid remarks? He WANTS this game to be the spiritual sucessor from the Megaman franchise!

kidflash2000
kidflash2000

@Eraldus @kidflash2000 Uhhhh yea, have you? I said it looks exactly like Megaman. Which is neither good nor bad but rather a neutral statement. You seem a bit defensive, are you alright? How's your blood pressure?

hitomo
hitomo

i.phone games look better and better