Mighty No. 9 Could Be Turned Into An Amiibo If The Fans Want It

Keiji Inafune knows a large amount of fans for Mighty No. 9 are Nintendo fans, and given that Nintendo has opened the door to third-party Amiibo figurines this shouldn't come as much of a surprise.

It's been a bit of a rollercoaster for Mighty No. 9, Keiji Inafune's crowdfunded spiritual successor to the Mega Man series. It's been delayed and criticised, with the difference between the game's visuals and the original concept art making some backers particularly irate. The association with the Red Ash project also left a sour taste in mouths of the gaming public, while Comcept is also working on ReCore in the background.

But in an interview with USGamer, Inafune happily revealed that the studio would be open to Mighty No. 9 Amiibo provided the fans were interested. "That’s definitely an option for us, and if we have the opportunity to do it, then we’ll definitely take the chance," Inafune said.

It's nice to be receptive to the idea, but it's worth remembering that if Comcept wants to get into the Amiibo game, they'll have to manage the entire manufacturing process right down to the packaging. The makers of Shovel Knight revealed recently that while Nintendo helped advise on the production of Shovel Knight Amiibo, they were basically licensing the technology and therefore it was down to them to handle manufacturing, distribution, and all of the associated negotiations.

Inafune added that he believes Mighty No. 9 "has the potential to become something bigger and wider for the audiences", although that sentiment might not sit well with people who just want to get their hands on the game first.

You can read the rest of the interview with Inafune at USGamer; it's a great insight into Inafune's thinking and direction for the 2D platformer, as well as the way Comcept hopes to manage all of their properties going forward.

[USGamer]


Comments

    Dude seriously needs to just get the game out before worrying about all this other stuff. Gain some trust back and then work on cool extras, but priority needs to be the game.

      Yep. That's my first thought whenever I see news about this game now. Nobody gives a shit about peripherals or what consoles it could also come out on if the game ISNT EVEN OUT YET. I feel like Inafune's riding the mega man coat tails hard on this one. Only so long you can make the people wait before everyone's yawning at the release of your titles. And the KS backers get tired of your shit. Inafune needs to step his game up (pardon the pun) and get it out already.

      Did you read the interview? It was a response to a direct question from USGamer.
      Also goes on about how the priority is the game.

      I get people are angry, just putting that out there.

    Yeah, seriously needs to get the actual game to us, the longer they delay the more im regretting kicking this

    Last edited 13/11/15 6:10 pm

    Count me as one of the people disappointed with the graphics. What initially seemed like an HD version of the nice 2D megaman style is now rendered 3D of the most generic kind.

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