The Mighty No. 9
This weekend, Keiji Inafune, creator of Mega Man, revealed his new project. Titled â€œMighty No. 9â€. The game is being built as a successor to the Mega Man gameplay, down to the copying of boss character abilities. The development team includes Inafuneâ€™s company Comcept, as well as veteran Capcom members in an effort to restore the classic action genre for a new generation.
The game is being crowd-funded, as many projects are now, through KickStarter. Its campaign has been successful so far, meeting its initial goal of $900,000 and continuing to gain backers.
The title is intended for PC through Steam and â€œother DRM-free methods,â€ with a targeted launch of early 2015. Its stretch goal is to see it reach current-gen consoles, Mac, and Linux; bringing it to as many platforms as the team can afford.
As fans of 2-D action games, â€œMighty No. 9â€ has a mighty high spot on our watch list. If youâ€™re down for a return to what made classic Mega Man games great, be sure to check out the Kickstarter page and drop them a monetary E-tank if you believe in the project. The page features tons of concept art and information, and illustrates how seriously the team is taking the project.