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Mighty No. 9 Blasts Passed Kickstarter Goal in 3 Days

Posted on September 2, 2013 at 8:49 pm by Justin Cavender

Mighty No. 9

Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 has reached its funding goal sitting comfortably at $1.1 million in just 3 days. The all new Japanese side-scrolling game combines elements from 8-bit classics featuring a modern era aesthetic. Does the character above look a little familiar to you? Well it just so happens Keiji Inafune was the co-designer and illustrator for Capcom’s Mega Man. He along with several other Mega Man alumni are bringing you Mighty No. 9.

In the game you play as Beck, the only robot not infected by a computer virus that caused mechanical creatures to go crazy. The other 8 robots from Beck’s line weren’t so lucky. Players will “run, jump, blast, and transform” their way through six stages, which can be completed in any order. Beck will be “using weapons and abilities stolen from your enemies to take down your fellow Mighty Number robots.”

Mighty No. 9 is being developed for PC and will be available on Steam as well as other DRM-free digital distribution methods. If the Kickstarter reaches its $2.5 million stretch goal, you can expect to see Mighty No. 9 on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U consoles. Other fun stretch goals include 2 additional stages featuring Mighty Nos. 7 and 8 ($1.2 million) and Mac/Linux version ($1.35 million).

Mighty No. 9 was first announced at a panel held by Keiji Inafune during the 2013 Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in Seattle, WA. 

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    • Why would you back for $9,999 and not pay the extra dollar more?!

      • jxcavender

        Haha! I know that pledge is a bit silly.

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