Following that infamous “prom night” trailer, Mighty No. 9‘s latest footage shows off the enigmatic DLC rival character, Ray.
Right up there with Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee, Mighty No. 9 is one of the most successful video game crowdfunding campaigns in Kickstarter’s history. Keiji Inafune’s new development team Comcept took to Kickstarter in early 2013 to potentially fund Mighty No. 9 for multiple platforms; not only was Mighty No. 9 funded within the first 48 hours, the crowdfunding campaign met every proposed Stretch Goal, closing out at $3.8 million. Hype quickly turned sour as fans expressed their displeasure with a suggested shift from 2D to 3D, the launch of a DLC crowdfunding campaign, announcements of a cartoon and second Kickstarter project- Red Ash– prior to Mighty No. 9‘s release, and a multitude of delays that now live on in infamy. Mighty No. 9 eventually secured an official release date of June 21, however the handheld 3DS and PS Vita versions will still face a minor delay for optimization.
With the release now under two weeks away, Mighty No. 9 received another new trailer, this time showcasing Beck’s rival, the corrupted “Mighty No. 0” unit “Ray”. Nicknamed the “Vermilion Destroyer”, Ray is more savage than her rival Beck, attacking with huge claw strikes, a mouth-beam, and the ability to overcharge her energy with a “Berserk Mode”.
Mighty No. 9‘s Ray DLC will be free for all Kickstarter backers, and as an included bonus for purchasing a physical retail copy of the game; those who purchase a digital copy of Mighty No. 9 will have to purchase her through PSN, Xbox Live or the Nintendo eShop.
Mighty No. 9 will release for PS3, PS4, 360, Xbox One, Wii U and PC/Mac/Linux on 6/21, with the 3DS and PS Vita versions to follow on a later date.