Mighty No. 9 Dev Calls New Trailer "Unforgivable," Blames Deep Silver

Takuya Aizu is not happy.

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The head of Mighty No. 9 developer Inti Creates has expressed his dislike of the game's latest trailer and blamed publisher Deep Silver for it.

Posting on Twitter, Inti Creates chief executive Takuya Aizu described the trailer as "horrible."

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He continued: What the hell was D*** *il*** thinking making a crappy PV like this?! Unforgivable."

The concealed letters are presumably a reference to Deep Silver, which Aizu has seemingly opted not to directly call out, or make it difficult to find the tweet by searching for the publisher's name on Twitter.

The trailer, which you can watch above, was released on May 25. It has garnered criticism for a derisive reference to anime fans and concern regarding the visual fidelity of the game.

At one point during the trailer the narrator says the player can "make the bad guys cry like an anime fan on prom night." This has not gone down well. The trailer currently has over 11,000 downvotes on YouTube, and 1,300 upvotes.

A scene of the main character running as an explosion erupts behind him has also been ridiculed, with the fire effect being described as looking like slices of pizza crammed together.

Even the official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account has got in on the act.

Following multiple delays, Mighty No. 9 has officially "gone gold" and will launch on June 21 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC. Versions of the game for Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita will come "at a later point."

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...and Sonic of all things (or Sega for that matter) can't really fuсking AFFORD to make fun of anybody right now!

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What's not to like??? The SHITTY trailer is 100% Representative of the SHITTY game! Deep Silver for once decided to not con the consumers by telling the TRUTH!!

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Lol that sonic tweet was priceless.

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ahhh deep silver

the germen Ubisoft...

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Dash to win....and they call it a Megaman like game. Such a shitty game

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Seems like the trailer would have have to been approved by the dev before release but who gives a shit. I was excited about this game when it was announced but I have a bad feeling that when this game finally releases in June it's gonna get criticized hard. I hope it works out.

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Wow that was pretty awful.

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Edited By IAmMcGruber

I think the dev is more mad at himself for delaying the game a lot and then realizing his game isn't even that good (at least from the bits I've seen). Taking it out on everyone else.

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Lol wasn't that bad.

Its a blow with the sonic taunt towards it though!! funny

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Not really that bad. Also, the anime fan joke was hilarious. Anyone offended, get a sense of humor.

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It was almost like a Honest Trailer...
I didn't expect anuthing less from Sonic's Twitter lol

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LMAO@Sonic. Mighty #9 looks like Mighty #Shit

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Edited By Xristophoros

one of the worst game trailers i have ever seen. even sonic has a step over mighty number 9. LAME.

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Don't these thigns get vetted before release? And why is Inti contracting Deep Silver to make trailers instead of doing it themself? Isn't it standard procedure for the people you hire to show you the finished product for approval before submitting it to the public? Seems like these guys had no idea what the trailer was going to be until after it was in the wilds.

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@lostn: i suppose the publisher (deep silver) has the final say in how the game is marketed. they are paying the bills so they call the shots.

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@Xristophoros: They aren't paying the bills though. People on Kickstarter are.

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@Thanatos2k: i meant to say, deep silver is likely paying the marketing costs. that's usually how publishers work. true, kickstarter funds paid for most of the development costs, though.

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I'll admit that I lol'd at the amime joke.

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Somebody was stoned on the job.

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my god I love Sonic

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Pretty amazing they managed to make a bad game look and sound even worse with a trailer.

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didnt go to prom to busy watching anime.

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The funny thing: I think that Deep Silver's contribution to the trailer actually distracted me from how lousy the game actually looks.

Like forreal, the blame's on the gameplay and quality more than anything.

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Combo after combo etc, looks awful. Graphics looks like PS2 era wtf.

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Hahaha, this actually looks sooooo bad. This is how kick starters can end up sometimes, they take all our money then throw shit at us or the game gets cancelled. Not my money though I wouldn't back this.

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"Deep Silver: Attention to Detail isn't our Strong Suit" (tm)

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its like one of those videos where u are joking about a bad movie. the game art is pretty bad by its own, ill give it a chance maybe on a steam sale but dam its looks bad, it got nothing to do with the initial art, fans maybe really upset about the final product it looks like a cheap indie game.

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I looked it up expecting it to be far worse than it actually turned out to be. Sure the "anime fans" comment was uncalled for and more than a bit douchey but the overall trailer was okay. Not great by any means, nothing to write home about but I've seen many that were far worse.

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@phoenix1289: If you follow Jim Sterling's "best of Greenlight Trailers" that's a given.

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I saw it and it wasn't that bad. It's a commercial. What are we all expecting? High-brow art?

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I loved the "anime fan on prom night" part. That shit was hilarious. Other than that I always thought this game looked like shit. It wasn't the trailers fault. Lmao.

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Could this get any cringier? I mean, this is really bad.

P.S. GameSpot, your shitty video player never works.

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.......what....the...FU-----?!

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I saw it on YT just few mins ago.
Wasnt THAT bad but i didnt liked the gameplay they showed(i didnt saw any gameplay before).
Fast paced,combos,absorb...i dont know,maybe its the fact i am so oldschool for these sort of jump and runs

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That's the last nail on the coffin for mighty no 9

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Didn't expect anything more from deep silver the destoryer of franchises. RIP Sacred 3. Also can sonic team really be talking smack here?

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@mvilleguy88: they should not but have earned it. They admitted they were the problem not the consumers and that is more than Deep Silver or Aizu-san would ever do.

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@mvilleguy88: lol @sonicteam

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Everything about the development of this game has been a travesty, fraud, and disaster.

They have done everything they possibly can to delay this game so no one will find out that it sucks, destroying Inafune's developer credibility for the rest of time. That's why they had to rush out as many other Kickstarters as they could, because once this game comes out they will never be able to raise another dollar again.

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What a nice way to sell something : insult your own audience.

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In case you didn't already give up or lose interest in this game, This trailer made sure you did! Nice Job, Deep Silver.

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Look they pointed out a demographic and used a steriotype in 2016 Are THEY Insane!!

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For a publisher that regularly publishes half assed games. This looks great, I might be excited for it. As for the insult, whatever. People get their kicks from this all the time, it's pathetic, if their ego is so pathetically derived, worry for whoever wrote this spouse. Without someone else to kick, you know it's going to turn into verbal abuse.

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Honestly, the prom night quote fit the tone of the rest of the trailer. It wasn't as bad as people are making it seem. Big surprise.

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@jshah500: Aside from that comment, it was still a pretty bad trailer.

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