Keiji Inafune Kickstarts Mega Man-Style Platformer "Mighty No. 9"

2D spiritual successor is currently in the works for PC

Former Capcom producer and Mega Man series mastermind Keiji Inafune has pulled together a team of veteran Mega Man developers to work on a spiritual successor of sorts, and they need your help to bring it home. Mighty No. 9 is a 2D platformer that draws plenty of inspiration from the Blue Bomber, and a Kickstarter campaign recently launched to make it a reality. 

 

Inafune explains why they chose Kickstarter and what they aim to create in the video below.

 

 

    • You play as 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. Run, jump, blast, and transform your way through six stages (or more, via stretch goals) you can tackle in any order you choose,using weapons and abilities stolen from your enemies to take down your fellow Mighty Number robots and confront the final evil that threatens the planet!

 

Mighty No. 9 carries on the spirit of the past through its mechanics, design, and more—even Manami Matsumae, composer of the original Mega Man's soundtrack, is on the Mighty No. 9 team—and clearly fans of Inafune's work can see the potential in it. At the time of this writing, the campaign has already raised over $400,000 of its $900,000 goal.

 

Concept art screen:

 

It seems Inafune and comcept are well on their way to quickly gathering these funds, but be sure to dig all the info and people involved over at the Kickstarter page. Mighty No. 9 is currently in development for PC, with an estimated 2015 release date, and stretch goals are reaching toward home consoles, Mac, and Linux.

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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