Delay Man is finally defeated.
A new backer update for the Mighty No. 9, a 2D platformer from Keiji Inafune (who used to work on the Mega Man series at Capcom), has revealed that the game will come out on June 21 in the U.S. for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. 3DS and Vita versions will follow at an unspecified date. The update notes that the game has “gone gold,” meaning it is printing disks and moving on to post-release development. Because of this, Inafune promises that we won’t see any more delays. Mighty No. 9 was originally supposed to come out in April 2015.
“We understand that as a result of the various delays we have disappointed and let down our fans, but we are happy to finally be able to deliver the game to everyone who brought us this far,” the backer post states. “It has been almost three years since the start of our Kickstarter campaign, which was only made possible through the support of our backers and fans around the world. This is a project where everyone’s passions were combined in order to create something very special, and we are looking forward to delivering the final product to everyone who was involved. There can be no stronger connection between game creators and game fans.”
Mighty No. 9 was one of the biggest gaming Kickstarter successes when fans funded it in 2013. It raised $3,845,170, thanks to a large number of Mega Man fans who Capcom had frustrated with its lack of interest in the beloved series. However, that anger quickly shifted to Mighty No. 9’s development team as numerous delays plagued the game, especially when a major reason for them were online features (like cooperative play) that many didn’t even want. Now, Mighty No. 9 will have an upward battle if it wants to blast its way into the blue-bleeding hearts that funded its development.
Disclaimer: I am a Kickstarter backer for Mighty No. 9.