The Mighty No. 9


This weekend, Keiji Inafune, creator of Mega Man, revealed his new project. Titled “Mighty No. 9”. 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 Inafune’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 “other DRM-free methods,” 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, “Mighty No. 9” has a mighty high spot on our watch list. If you’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.