Here’s The Mega Man Spiritual Successor You’ve Always Wanted

Here’s The Mega Man Spiritual Successor You’ve Always Wanted

It’s called Mighty No. 9, it’s designed by Mega Man co-creator Keiji Inafune, and it’s on Kickstarter right now.

Inafune and crew want $US900,000 to make Mighty No. 9 happen, and they plan to bring it to Steam in early 2015. They just announced the game at Inafune’s PAX Prime panel in Seattle today. It’s basically Mega Man with a new name.

From the Kickstarter:

Mighty No. 9 is an all-new Japanese side-scrolling action game that takes the best aspects of the 8- and 16-bit era classics you know and love, and transforms them with modern tech, fresh mechanics, and fan input into something fresh and amazing!

You play as Beck, the 9th in a line of powerful robots, and the only one not infected by a mysterious computer virus that has caused mechanised creatures the world over to go berserk. Run, jump, blast, and transform your way through six stages (or more, via stretch goals) you can tackle in any order you choose, using weapons and abilities stolen from your enemies to take down your fellow Mighty Number robots and confront the final evil that threatens the planet!

Sounds awesome! Here’s the video:


  • I love all the hidden (and not so hidden) references to MegaMan!

    So basically what Inafune is saying is that Capcom didn’t want to invest in a full-fledged next generation of sidescrolling MegaMan games. I’m definitely going to support this, but I’ll surely miss all the MegaMan mythos built through the decades. May it be a worthy spiritual successor.

    • Indeed…

      Thats the really annoying part when a pub has such awesome history/source material and it all just gets wasted because they feel “it’s not profitable” anymore.

      Was kinda like when MS bought the Battletech/Mechwarrior franchise. That IP languished so much for such a long time… a damn shame the original vision of Tinker didn’t pull through (thank you crappy IP laws) but at least we still have the new Mechwarrior Online.

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