Mighty No. 9 is being touted by videogame journalists as the spiritual successor to the MegaMan series. This side-scrolling action game is being headed up by Capcom legend Keiji Inafune. The Mighty No. 9 team is comprised of several talents that have worked on the MegaMan series (and for full disclosure, my excellent friends at 8-4 are handling localization and PR). In addition to packing a ton of MegaMan experience, the dev team is stacked with people that have created dozens of games you’ve played (Onimusha, Dead Rising, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Darkstalkers 3, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, and more).
Here’s the one-line summery of Mighty No. 9:
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!
Between what the game is attempting to be and the talent behind it, I’m sold. Just in case you’re not, here’s some additional info.
Kickstarter rewards include a digital soundtrack, getting your face in the game, beta access, t-shirts, and more. There’s even an opportunity to have dinner with Inafune himself.
Mighty No. 9 is currently being developed for Windows PC. One of the intermediate stretch goals ($1,350,000) is to extend development to the Mac OS X and Linux platforms. Those versions are likely to happen. PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U versions will be made if a more aggressive stretch goal ($2,500,000) is reached. As of this writing, the game’s initial $900,000 goal has been reached and is currently sitting at $1,183,864.
Check out the Might No.9 Kickstarter video below and kindly let me know what you think of the game. Any of you interested in playing it? How about backing it?