Mighty No. 9
ETA: [Game raising Funds] TBA 2015
Mighty No. 9 is 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, and transforms them with modern tech, fresh mechanics, and fan input into something fresh and amazing!
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!
Every aspect of development—art, level design, music, programming, etc.—is being handled by veteran Japanese game creators with extensive experience in the genre, and with Mega Man in particular, all the way up to and including the project’s leader, Keiji Inafune himself! Backers will have unprecedented access to seeing this team at work through blogs, podcasts, videos, concept art—the works!
Mighty No. 9 is being developed for the PC with gamepad support (of course!), and will be made available through Steam and DRM-free digital distribution methods. Other platforms, including home consoles, Mac, and Linux, are a high priority, but only if we can afford them via stretch goals. Should we reach those goals, anyone funding the project will be allowed to choose which version of the game they would like to receive. The estimated release date is spring 2015.
.Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune has launched a Kickstarter for a new Mega Man- er, I mean Mighty No. 9 game.
What is Mighty No. 9 you ask? It's a blue robot who's pretty much the Blue Bomber under a different name and no arm cannon. Judging by the response of PAX attendees at the panel where Inafune announced it, attended by Eurogamer, that's close enough.
Mighty No. 9 will be a retro action platformer in the vein of Mega Man, right down to you being able to choose the order in which you tackle the bosses, then steal their powers to conquer other foes.
Mighty no. 9 is currently set for a PC release in spring 2015, but it could spread to other platforms based on its popularity. If it raises $1.35 million it will come to Mac and Linux, while $2.5 million will guarantee a release on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U.
Additionally, Double Fine documentarians 2 Player Productions - who worked on the Mighty No. 9 pitch video - will make a documentary about the development process if the project can raise $2 million.
The Mighty No. 9 is looking for $900K by 1st October. After less than a half hour it's raised $22,703.
To learn more about the PC game, visit his Kickstarter page