Boy, you guys sure showed Capcom. Having consigned Mega Man to the dustbin of history, the Japanese publisher is probably kicking itself watching the Kickstarter for the series’ spiritual successor – Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 – blow past its funding goal in just 24 hours.
Having asked for $US900,000, the game – which is basically a HD Mega Man in all but name -is now sitting at over $US1 million, and that’s with 29 days left on its campaign.
It’ll be interesting to see how much more money it raises; $US1.35 million brings the promise of Mac & Linux versions, while $US2.5 million would see the team release the game on 360, PS3 and Wii U.
Awesomely, one person has also thrown down the $US10,000 necessary for a dinner in Tokyo with creator and long-time Mega Man mentor Keiji Inafune.
Mighty No. 9 [Kickstarter]