Mega Man creator's Mighty No. 9 coming to consoles

Kickstarter proceeds for Keiji Inafune's side-scroller exceed $2.2 million, meaning game is coming to Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U.

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The Kickstarter campaign for Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune's Mighty No. 9 has surpassed $2.2 million, meaning the side-scroller will now be released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U.

At press time, funding for Mighty No. 9 stood at $2,246,203 from 39,204 backers.

If funding for Mighty No. 9 reaches $3.3 million, the game will also be released on next-generation consoles the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The campaign closes on October 1.

Inafune announced and launched the Kickstarter campaign for Mighty No. 9 during PAX Prime last month. It reached its initial $900,000 target in under two days.

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

Discussion

106 comments
GhostGK
GhostGK

I hope They can announce the 3DS version so.. They say they're looking for a mean to release this on 3DS & Vita other than kick-starter (Next Goals will be all be Gameplay features).. Maybe Nintendo & Sony will back them for these handheld versions.. :-D

mechag2
mechag2

Man, I'm SO excited for this!

pa_amb_tomaquet
pa_amb_tomaquet

released Q3 of 2015? man that's a long wait :( but looking forward to it

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

Well since Capcom seemingly doesn't care about Mega man much (other then his appearance in the smash bros game for the WiiU) i guess this is as close to a mega man game we gamers are gonna get. Hell, i have no complaints i'm looking forward to playing this game.

also the only thing mega man related these days is Archie comics' mega man titles (which i own plus the mega man/sonic the hedgehog crossover)

Kamitama
Kamitama

Mega Man 2 was made entirely on the developer's free time, for fun, then ended up being one of the biggest financial successes for Capcom, so I'm pretty confident that no matter how much money they make now, it's nothing compared to what they will make after release, and the game is going to be awesome sauce :3

hardeman
hardeman

how embarrassing for capcom, every mega man game they canceled and replaced with either another dumbass street fighter 4 or mvc3 dlc, now the company is damn near bankrupt, karma sucks dosent it

Hurvl
Hurvl

I just read about Star Citizen getting to 19 million and while this is kickstarter is much smaller, it's also a great success. It'll probably reach 3,3 million since it got almost two weeks left. People really, really want these games that publishers scoffed at.

komuchen
komuchen

Still no news about RCR sequel on kickstarter, instead, let's give this guy attention, who doesn't even need money.

With this project, you are paying for their salaries, not the game

Kamitama
Kamitama

FUCK YEAH! *plays storm eagle's theme on air guitar*

CoolSkAGuy
CoolSkAGuy

How come there so much buzz over this game? what makes this so special?


OZ_Archangel
OZ_Archangel

I would loveeeeeee it if there was a Zero type of 2nd playable character in this game.

On a side note I hope this game succeeds really well to give capcom a kick in the rear for not releasing an X9 game for so long.Its pretty much free money for capcom even I dont understand why they wont make a sequal to the X series and they are known for being money hungry geez

nini200
nini200

WiiU version is the version for me! :D

bndori
bndori

I hope they reach 3.3 million.

penguinguyx
penguinguyx

But aren't PS3 games supposed to be available for digital download on PS4... so it is coming out on PS4.

Probably more complicated than that though.

NoodleFighter
NoodleFighter

I'm surprised that next gen consoles aren't a 2nd priority since they last into 2015 and share architecture of a PC

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

As a backer I hope I'll get codes to download them on my consoles :)

Class_Act998675
Class_Act998675

Please fire the President of Capcom Japan and have Inafune take his place. 

FET4LJUICE
FET4LJUICE

Oh hell yes! I cannot wait until this game is released!

ColdstoneX3
ColdstoneX3

this is quite the awesome news,  glad it worked out that way, not lets hope development works just as well :)

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

I hope with the profit Inafune makes with the game, he will be buy back Megaman, so that he can make Megaman Legend 3, and the other Megaman franchise such as X, ZX, and those Megaman Battle Network/ Shooting Star type

lostn
lostn

This is cheeky... I wonder how close he is straddling the line between legal and lawsuit bait.

I like how Inafune criticizes Japanese developers for lacking creativity and then leaves Capcom because of that, but his next project is just another Megaman game with a new name. Do something new yourself Inafune.

SeanD1972
SeanD1972

So happy to hear it is coming to consoles as that is where it belongs.  In regards to the Wii U version I wonder with the touch screen tech will this version of the game be different ?  What will Inafune do ?

WhiteStormy
WhiteStormy

@pa_amb_tomaquet Wait, wut?  It's being released for PS3 and 360 in late 2015?  Sounds to me like a lot of "investors" wasted their money.  The current gen consoles will most likely be long forgotten by then.  Sure some people will still have them, but probably not enough for them to make any kind of profit on sales.

GhostGK
GhostGK

@Kamitama Maybe u didn't watch the section with Kenji Inafune at PAX..

He said said Megaman 1 wasn't a successes but he could feel the potential in the series so He hounded the Publishing department to let him make Megaman 2..

And, He did it with a team of 6 people (quite small even for NES era) , everyone gotta pull double-shift while also working on Major League Murder Game too (No free time anymore!) .. :-D

It juz show how passionate Inafune was about Megaman.. And, Yeah, This Mighty No. 9 is gonna be a block-buster too.. :-)

BarkingSpider81
BarkingSpider81

@Kamitama Mega Man 2 is still as fun today as it was back in the day. One of the best games ever IMO. 

GhostGK
GhostGK

@Hurvl That's what Inafune trying to achieve to.. To jump start the collapsing Japanese Gaming Industry & to encourage indie game developers in Japan that making a game without publisher is not possible.. :-D

wexorian
wexorian

@CoolSkAGuy Coz it's made by legendary person and whole idea, art, gameplay etc is quite good. 

lostn
lostn

@penguinguyx PS3 games aren't playable on PS4 unless they are remade like a PS2 HD remake.

blackrunie
blackrunie

@penguinguyx 

that's only with select titles and those'll be retail releases, not small games (however fucking amazing they may be).

but the kickstarter has a stretch goal for a ps4/xbox1 release.

Def-Trex
Def-Trex

@penguinguyx Who told you that? As far as I know the only way to play PS3 games on PS4 is to stream through Gaikai.I might be wrong though.

rey2
rey2

@Class_Act998675  That's like a win-win situation for everybody.  But since Inafune runs his own company now chances are slim to zero.

OHGFawx
OHGFawx

@freedom01 After the mediocre X7 and X8, I would love for them to ditch Axl, get back to 2D and make X9 a true follow up to X6.

Kyrylo
Kyrylo

@lostn lack of creativity is when capcom chases shitty western developers and ideas liek Ninja Theory, etc. 

blackrunie
blackrunie

@lostn 

Inafune CREATED megaman! the IP is with capcom, which he left, but if anyone knows how to make a great megaman game, it's him.


HisDudeness28
HisDudeness28

@lostn possibly one of the most moronic things I've heard in a while. Doing something with an existing franchise doesn't mean he's not doing something new. You can take a franchise in a new direction, like RE4 did with the franchise. 

The game has yet to begin development, only has a couple concept screens, yet you're already criticising it for not being "new"?? Un-fucking-believable.  

yoteca
yoteca

@WhiteStormy @pa_amb_tomaquet  come on, man how can you say that ? what about the ps2/xbox/gc ? well at least the ps2..it was heavily supported well into the next gen cycle.people still play ps2/xbox/gc today.not as much but i believe ps3/360 will be supported at least till 2016.

lostn
lostn

@HisDudeness28 @lostn It's a 2D side scrolling mega man game.

RE4 was not another RE game, it took it in a new direction. I was hoping to see something not resembling Megaman at all. Maybe he will do something new, maybe he won't. At this point in time he hasn't proven it yet, and I remain unconvinced. 

When the style is the same, and even the design of the characters is unmistakably similar, I don't have high hopes for this game breaking new ground. Which is fine if you're not a vocal critic of other people not doing anything new. Even if they created new game mechanics, it's still going to be a megaman game, which would have introduced new mechanics anyway even if Capcom made it.

GhostGK
GhostGK

@Kamitama @GhostGK Sorry if I came across as demeaning, Man.. 

I juz didn't wanna make other people think they are framing for money for something they didn't even put an effort into..

Def-Trex
Def-Trex

@CoolSkAGuy @Def-Trex Pretty much.It's the new game from the creator of Megaman, only with a new skin on it, because Capcom owns the rights to Megaman.It's kind of like a successor to Megaman.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@LADIES_MAN_2013 @OHGFawx @freedom01Are you f***ing kidding me? A random stranger on the internet dislikes your favorite game. What are the odds of that happening (answer: close to 1:1).