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The Mighty No. 9 makes its way onto Kickstarter

Keiji Inafune, the creator of beloved franchise Megaman, has just launched a Kickstarter for his newest game yet, The Mighty No. 9.

This title is perhaps his most surprising one yet, as it pays respect to not only classic 8 bit and 16 bit games, but Megaman and Megaman X games as well. Indeed, the main character Beck is a spitting image of the blue bomber. In fact, even the gameplay is Megaman in nature, with its side scrolling action combined with shooting elements. You can even steal the powers of your fallen foes as well. There’s also other concept art shown alongside the character Beck, with a fair amount of robotic enemies, including ones that appear to be the metools of The Might No. 9 universe.

Even the storyline itself  pays homage to the Megaman games. The story is classic Megaman X; a virus is spreading worldwide and infecting all of its robots. You play as Beck, the sole robot that isn’t afflicted by the virus. Pretty simple in nature, and gets the job done. The project itself has a goal of $900,000 and so far has already reached over $150,000 and counting with 30 days left to go. The game is expected to be released in spring 2015, and will be available on Wii U, 360, PS3, and PC.

About Christopher Deleanides

Christopher Deleanides
Well, my name's Christopher Deleanides as you all know and I'm the Nintendo Editor here at BG. I've been playing video games since 1992, and I've been a Nintendo fan the entirety of those years. My love for video games as well as Nintendo hasn't changed, and probably never will. The only thing that comes close is politics, as I'm very deeply involved in both local and international issues.

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  • Jay

    Very interesting. Is Megaman still Megaman without… Megaman? Kinda looks like it is.

  • Christopher Deleanides

    It may as well be called Megaman. There’s a character that looks just like Roll, Beck looks and functions almost exactly like Megaman, the gameplay seems virtually identical, the premise itself seems absolutely the same. I know what you know mean though, I’m reluctant to call it Megaman. I don’t know if I’ll be getting the game, as I’d probably find myself wanting to just play the real Megaman instead.

  • Jay

    That’s a good point!

    I’d love to see a really well-made and detailed Megaman (or even X) done in the classic style, but for the current or next-gen crop of consoles. I’m afraid this is going to be the closest we’re gonna get though since Capcom apparently hates the little blue guy.