Mega Man creator and legendary developer/producer Keiji Inafune has just launched a new Kickstarter for “Mighty No. 9″ shortly after announcing the project at PAX Prime 2013.
Mighty No. 9 is described as “an all-new Japanese side-scrolling action game that takes the best aspects of the 8- and 16-bit era classics you know and love”. Players take on the role of Beck, “the 9th in a line of powerful robots, and the only one not infected by a mysterious computer virus that has caused mechanized creatures the world over to go berserk.”
Players will experience a comprehensive platforming experience complete with running, jumping, blasting, and transforming in six different stages. Depending on stretch goals more stages may be added. Stages can be played in any order of your choosing and much like Mega Man, you can use weapons and abilities taken from enemies.
Mighty No. 9 is currently planned for PC for release on Steam to tentatively launch in spring 2015. The final stretch goal, a total of $2.5mil, will bring the game to PS3/360/WiiU. While that may seem like a lofty number, the project has already earned $767,182 of its $900,000 minimum in only two days as of this writing. With 29 days left to go, a multiplatform release seems very likely at this pace.
UPDATED: Well that didn’t take long, another 2000+ backers have pushed the project to $947,969 in just a matter of hours after this initial post. Mighty No.9 is officially funded! Looks like gamers have spoken and the aforementioned stretch goals are just a matter of time.
You can find the official Kickstarter page with a massive amount of details here.
Are you going to back Mighty No. 9? Do you think this will fill the Mega Man void left by Capcom? Any other games you’d like to see funded via Kickstarter? Let me know below in the comments!