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Mega Man spiritual successor funded in 24 hours

Mega Man spiritual successor funded in 24 hours

There is no mistaking Mighty No. 9's heritage and parts of the game's description also sound a lot like Mega Man's structure.

Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune has taken to Kickstarter to fund a spiritual successor of the classic 2D platformer and managed to hit his funding goal in 24 hours.

The project, Mighty No. 9, bears a striking aesthetic similarity to the Mega Man games and features Beck, a powerful blue robot, as the main playable character. Further descriptions on the Kickstarter project page also sound familiar, for example the ability to equip the weapons taken from defeated boss robots.

The funding goal of $900,000 was easily exceeded and at the time of writing, the total number of pledges sits at just over $1,195,000 from 20,647 backers. This means the game has almost hit its first stretch goal of two additional stages and the game still has 28 days left on the clock to raise further funds.

Mighty No. 9 is being developed for the PC and will be available through Steam or through a DRM-free digital download, distributed with the help of the Humble Bundle team. Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U console versions are not out of the question, but are listed as a stretch goal at the $2,500,000 mark.

The project intends to bring 'the best aspects of the 8- and 16-bit era classics' and update them with modern technology, new mechanics and temper them with a little fan input through the Kickstarter project.

The team working on the game includes several Mega Man veterans and includes Manami Matsumae, the composer of the original Mega Man soundtrack. Videogame documentary specialists 2 Player Productions is also going to be involved in the project.

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Icy EyeG 3rd September 2013, 10:58 Quote
And fortunately, Linux support is just hours away too! :D

EDIT: Linux (and Mac) support goal reached!
Virus44 3rd September 2013, 11:57 Quote
Finally a megaman game that we the fans deserve and capcom cant ruin
Icy EyeG 3rd September 2013, 13:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by Virus44
Finally a megaman game that we the fans deserve and capcom cant ruin

Well... They can, with a lawsuit.
Santa-san 3rd September 2013, 18:14 Quote
This is something that will be purchased right away :-D Awesome news
dyzophoria 3rd September 2013, 19:33 Quote
I wonder ij there would be nextgen support if they reach 3.5 mil lol
Waynio 3rd September 2013, 20:44 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Santa-san
This is something that will be purchased right away :-D Awesome news

Definitely. :D
KayinBlack 4th September 2013, 00:07 Quote
So much win.
Atomic 4th September 2013, 11:39 Quote
Maybe if they had a tech demo or something more than just concept art... that and the best part of an 18 month wait for the game also :(
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