Mighty No. 9 is being created by Keiji Infaune. Keiji is best known for his role with the Mega Man franchise. The character does resemble him greatly and it is going to be quite interesting on what happens and can it actually have a chance at succeeding. The project had been funded by Kickstarter. It did reach the initial milestone and because of the donations, they are going forward with it.
Mighty No. 9 is supposed to be like a spiritual successor to Mega Man. Given that Keiji Infaune had a role with Mega Man that is best known, it should be interesting to see how it does
As far as the release goes, it’s going to be on multiple consoles. It will have a version for the Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, and the Wii U. Surprisingly there is no version for the Wii but given that Nintendo is going to put all their efforts into the Wii U, maybe it shouldn’t come as too much of a shock. There will also be a release for the Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita so anyone that has those hand-held systems can check the game out in the near future. It is because of the Kickstarter than it has reached other goals and will be on multiple systems as already mentioned with the ones revealed.
Those that are familiar with Mega Man games will recognize that it is going to be a genre based on action/platform. It is actually a good thing if you like games such as that. Considering that it is like a successor, it should be quite intriguing. The expectations based upon the genre will be quite high and it is going to have to deliver. Given that it was funded by fans, it should and needs to be that way.
The estimation would have to be that it can be pending in 2015 depending upon the process and if there are any setbacks. The funding has ended and now it comes to making the game and it becoming a hit. Should this happen, perhaps it might force Capcom to realize that Mega Man still has a fan base and is not to be underestimated.
Clearly, it is going to be a very interesting matter if Mighty No. 9 truly catches on. If it does, what is Capcom going to have to say about it? It could impact their future as they may have gone on the belief of not thinking anybody wants to play a new Mega Man game. If this succeeds, will it lead to more of Mighty No. 9 coming out in the future? It is likely but only time will tell.