Mighty No. 9: Mega Man-esque game raises $1.7M in 6 days

Mighty No. 9

Mighty No. 9

Barely a week since its launch in Kickstarter, a Japan-based startup has been able to fully fund its campaign to develop a video game inspired from the Mega Man franchise. This is no ordinary independent PC game, as Mighty No. 9 is created by a team of veterans with Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune at the helm.

Comcept USA has able to reach its funding goal of $900,000, now standing at $1.7 million as of this writing. They have laid out stretch goals to keep the pledges coming, such as releasing versions for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U if the campaign reaches $2.2 million.

Mighty No. 9

The side-scrolling Mighty No. 9 features Beck, the ninth Mighty robot whose mission is to defeat his predecessor Mighty robots that have become infected with a virus. Once Beck manages to defeat the previous models, he would be able to absorb their powers as well, enabling him to tranform into another form and solve more difficult quests along the way. It does sound Mega Man concept-wide, down to the costumes.

The company behind the campaign also plans to include their backers’ insights, such as having to choose the character design of Beck’s partner Call (you know, “Beck and Call”?) and even design the boss villain.

Mighty No. 9 is planned to be distributed through Steam and DRM-free download. Interested backers can still get into the campaign for as low as $20 for a digital copy of the game by April 2015.

Source: Mashable

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