Recently Keiji Inafune started a kickstarter project for Mighty No. 9, which is a classic style platformer that looks and plays a lot like the Mega Man games of old. The initial goal of this kickstarter was $900,000, which was reached before this article ever got started. There is still the rest of the month of September to go for the funding, and it should come as no surprise that, while Capcom has sat idly by with the Mega Man franchise since Inafune’s departure from them a few years ago, the fans have clamored for more of his brilliant work. Now Inafune and his dream team of developers at Comcept are able to make this possible, but with more of a spiritual successor, so as to avoid copyright infringement. Nevertheless, Mighty No. 9 looks incredible, as one would expect from this dream team of developers.
Included in the kickstarter are specific stretch goals, with the current highest one set at $2.5 million. With still about a month to go for the campaign, and the donations steadily piling up, it should most like meet and exceed all of the current goals. After various Mega Man games were cancelled just a years ago, fans of the series can now put their money where their mouth is and support Comcept as they create what looks to be the next 2D platforming masterpiece.