After an almost comical wait, the crowdfunded Mighty No. 9 has finally gone “gold”, and will arrive in mid-June.
Nearly three full years ago in July 2013, Keiji Inafune and Comcept took to Kickstarter to fund Mighty No. 9, a brand new action-platformer that drew influences from Inafune’s own previous work- Mega Man. Starring the “Mighty” robot Beck as the protagonist, players must defeat the other eight robots who have begun attacking humans across the city. Through numerous delays, Mighty No. 9 continued to live on as DLC for Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, and as an announced cartoon series yet to debut.
Following its most recent delay from Winter 2015 to Spring 2016, Inafune announced through the official Mighty No. 9 website that the title has officially gone “gold”, meaning it’s finally publisher-approved for distribution. The title has been confirmed to release worldwide on June 21; the console versions will release in both physical and digital formats on that date, with the handheld releases due to follow “at a later point”.
Again, Mighty No. 9 will release worldwide for PC/Mac/Linux, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360 and Wii U on 6/21. An official release window was not given for the 3DS and PS Vita versions.
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