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Mighty No. 9 Delay Confirmed, Now Coming in 2016

Mega Man designer's platformer pushed to next year to allow for more time to fix bugs.


As rumored, Mega Man and Dead Rising designer Keiji Inafune's platformer Mighty No. 9 has been delayed. Developer Comcept announced the news today in a message sent to backers (via NeoGAF).

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"We are unable to confirm a final release date at this time, however we will be aiming for a release in Q1 2016," the developer said. "Once a solid release date is set, we will announce it immediately to our backers and fans."

As for why Mighty No. 9 is being delayed, Comcept said it needs extra time to fix bugs.

"All of the core content for the game is developed and in a complete state," it said. "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 affect on enjoyment of the game, so a decision was made to work these issues out before release."

"We appreciate your support and patience regarding this matter, and look forward to delivering Mighty No. 9 to our backers and fans in the best state possible."

Mighty No. 9's delay is no surprise. Last month, product pages for the Mega Man-like game suggested the title had shifted to 2016. At the time, publisher Deep Silver declined to comment.

Mighty No. 9 is in development for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, 3DS, and PC. In the game--which was funded on Kickstarter--you play as a robot named Beck who is the only one not infected by a mysterious virus that makes everyone else go crazy.

For lots more on Mighty No. 9, which we recently learned is getting its own live-action movie, be sure to read GameSpot's in-depth interview with Inafune.

In addition to Mighty No. 9, Inafune is working on a Mega Man spiritual successor and a new Xbox One exclusive.

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