Mighty No. 9 Release Date Announced for PC, PS4, PS3, 360, XBO, Wii U, PSVita, 3DS

2 December 2015
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The Mighty No. 9 release date has finally been revealed as February 9th, 2016 in America and 12th February 2016 for the rest of the world. The game is made by the creator of Mega Man (Keiji Inafune), and is the spiritual successor to Capcom’s Mega Man franchise, having been funded via Kickstarter & other crowd-sourcing sites, raising over $4 million (and at the time becoming the 6th highest-funded project on Kickstarter). It will be released both digitally & physically (although the PS3 & 360 versions won’t get a physical release). Deep Silver is publishing the physical versions.

Check out this awesome gameplay trailer for Mighty No. 9.

After much controversy and many delays, Mighty No. 9 will be released in February for all but the PSVita & 3DS versions, which will be launched in the second quarter of 2016. Initially the game was set for release in September, but it was delayed for final polish & bug-fixing and issues with the online component.

In addition to the game, a live-action film is in development in collaboration with Legendary Pictures, and an anime is also in production with Tokyo-based Digital Frontier (scheduled for release in the 2nd Quarter of 2016).

The retail versions of the game will come with a Double-Sided Poster and an Art Booklet.

Check out this video detailing the game, starts at 40:50 minutes.

MIGHTY NO. 9 SYNOPSIS

Classic Japanese Side-Scrolling Action… Transformed!
Mighty No. 9 is a Japanese 2D Side-Scrolling Action game that takes the best elements from 8 and 16-bit classics that 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 twelve stages 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 Mighty No. 9’s development—art, level design, music, programming, etc.—is being handled by veteran Japanese game creators with extensive experience in the genre, all the way up to and including the project’s leader, Keiji Inafune himself!

Mighty No 9 Retail Edition Hardcopy Includes Artbook Poster PS4 Xbox One Wii U 3DS PSVita PC

The retail edition will include some extra goodies.

Key Mighty No. 9 Features:

* Classic 2D Action: Transformed! Face off against your 8 Mighty brethren and unlock new transformations as you defeat them, granting you unique skills and abilities!

* Play through 12 Challenging Stages in a single player campaign that will put both your thumbs and action platforming skills to the test!

* New Game+ with unlockable two additional difficulty levels for those who want an even Mightier challenge.

* Single Player Challenge mode with dozens of mini missions to fully test your skills!

* Boss Rush Mode: Play through each of the game’s bosses, back to back, with a clock ticking to keep track of your best time, so you can share, compare, and show off your skills to your friends!

* Show the world your Mightiness in the 2 Player Online Race Battle where you compete online, racing through each stage together in a head to head battle – adding an all new twist on versus mode play that will give Mighty No. 9 life well beyond the single-player campaign!

* 2 Player Online Co-Op Challenge Mode: Take on over a dozen missions online with a friend, playing as Beck and his partner, Call! Use Beck and Call’s different powers together in order to defeat these special challenges!

* Leaderboards & Rankings: Use Beck’s Absorption Dash skill and his other abilities & transformations to chain together combos and perfect your run-throughs to earn those sweet high scores and S-Ranks!

* Mighty No.9 is a veritable who’s who of veteran game composers (Manami Matsumae, Takeshi Tateishi, Ippo Yamada), so we thought, why not tap into that retro vibe? Mighty No. 9 features an optional chiptune version of the entire game soundtrack which you can toggle on and off!

Mighty No. 9 Cars Gameplay Screenshot

Mighty No. 9 in action!

Despite all of the hubbadub over the game’s development, I am extremely excited about Mighty No. 9.

In the end, all of that political jazz will fall by the wayside, and what will matter is whether or not the game is fun and was worth all the trouble in the end.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell that Mighty No. 9 will probably be the most fun Mega Man fans will have since… Well, since quite a long time. Given Capcom’s continued fumbling of the Mega Man franchise for the past decade.

I’m definitely excited and can’t wait for this game’s release!

Are you going to be buying Mighty No. 9 when it finally hits in February next year?

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