Mighty No. 9 Dev Apologizes for Demo Delay, But Still Doesn't Have a Date

The time limit has been dropped, though.


Following its quiet delay last week, developer Comcept has offered an update on the status of the special, backer-only demo version of Mighty No. 9.

After mentioning the delay only in a small, unrelated blurb in a new post on its website, Comcept delivered a proper update post on the project's Kickstarter page. "Although the demo had been finished and was ready to go, we ran into some very last-minute and unexpected complications with distributing the demo exclusively to all our backers through Steam," Comcept explained.

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There's no further reasoning shared for what the issue was or why it promised a September 15 launch. It does go on to say the demo has been "slightly delayed," which is no surprise as this post came three days after that original September 15 launch date.

Comcept didn't mention if there have been any change to the content of the demo version, but one thing that is changing is the time limit. The developer originally planned to make the demo--known as the Trial Version--playable for only a month, but due to the delay, it's now giving into backer demand and ditching the limit.

"Given the complications with giving you the demo, we came to the conclusion that it would be better to make the demo DRM-free without any time restrictions," Comcept said. "Because this demo is exclusively for you, our backers, we still needed to have a way to get the demo to each of you individually and we've been looking into all the options. We're currently working with our partners at Humble Bundle to prepare the demo for delivery through their service.

"Unfortunately this change in our plans means that the release of the demo is going to be slightly delayed as we are currently working on retooling the demo for a DRM-free release. Comcept and all of our partners are working hard to get the demo ready and in our backers' hands as soon as possible."

Comcept went on to say, "We sincerely apologize for this delay, but we hope you'll like the resulting changes! We will keep our backers up-to-date regarding the release of this demo as soon as we have more information."

There were a number of backers who expressed their frustration last week when the only mention of the demo delay was seemingly hidden in an unrelated post on the Mighty No. 9 website. In the new Kickstarter update post, the company didn't acknowledge its late announcement of all this, nor did it respond to the criticism of its poor communication.

Mighty No. 9 was successfully backed on Kickstarter in 2013 to the tune of $3.8 million. Since then, Comcept has run another, unsuccessful Kickstarter campaign which is believed by some to be the reason the company waited as long as it did to announce a delay of Mighty No. 9.

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