Keiji Inafune and Comcept have turned to Kickstarter for their next project, Mighty No. 9, which appears to be a worthy spiritual successor to the classic MegaMan series.
Mighty No. 9 is a 2D side-scrolling platformer developed by Comcept, a studio created by former Capcom developers along with MegaMan creator Keiji Inafune. The project is heavily influence by the MegaMan series, from character designs to weapon upgrades: Players will assume the role of Beck, “Mighty No. 9”; he is the ninth in a series of robots and the only one not infected by a virus which causes the host to go berserk. Using abilities stolen from defeated enemies, and his own ability to transform into various weapons and objects, Beck must defeat the other Mighty Nos. and save the planet from an even higher evil.
Those who donate to the Kickstarter campaign will have the opportunity to participate in polls and surveys from Comcept that will affect potential decisions in the development of Mighty No. 9; donating also grants access to a community forum where fans and developers can openly discuss ideas about the project.
Mighty No. 9 is in development for PC via Steam, and will be distributed through Humble Bundle; if stretch-goals of $1,350,000 and $2,500,000 are reached, development will begin on Mac, Linux, PS3, 360 and Wii U versions.
The Kickstarter campaign still has another 30 days before it closes, and fans have already donated more than $600,000 of the $900,000 goal.
Image courtesy of Comcept