mighty no 9

That kickstarter Mega Man successor from the very guy who created the blue bomber has closed its funding period, making more than 4 times the amount of money that was necessary for the game to be made.

The Kickstarter campaign itself closed with $3,845,170 – but the total was brought to over $4million thanks to pledges totalling over  $186,380 made through PayPal.

Thanks to all of the funding, We’ll now be seeing The Mighty No. 9 on more than just the PC; met stretch goals means it’ll be available on just about everything that plays games; PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360, Vita – and PS4 and Xbox One too.

The game will be built running on Unreal Engine 3, and will feature gameplay very, very similar to Mega man, just with a modern veneer. Here’s what it could end up looking like when it’s running.

I’m pretty damned happy that we’ll finally be playing a new Mega Man, even if it doesn’t actually feature the little blue guy, who Capcom relegated to board games and free-to-play mobile titles. Somebody at Capcom has to be kicking themselves though; $4 million earned for a game that doesn’t rightly exist yet, capitalising on people’s love for a character they own, but neglected.

Last Updated: October 2, 2013

Summary
1.1
was reviewed on PC

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

Check Also

Johannes Roberts to direct Resident Evil reboot

With Milla Jovovich and Paul W. S. Anderson finally stepping away from the franchise, Sony…