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.

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Last Updated: October 2, 2013

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.

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