Published on September 2nd, 2013 | by Cameron Woolsey

Mega Man Spiritual Successor Posted on Kickstarter, Meets $900,000 Goal in Two Days

Keiji Inafune, the co-creator of Mega Man, posted a Kickstarter campaign for his Mega Man spiritual successor Mighty No. 9, with the goal of raising $900,000 between August 31 and October 1. Within two days of the game’s reveal, Inafune and co. managed to raise more than $1.05 million, about $105,000 more than what was asked for, and the project still has 31 days to go.

Though the speed of the funding is surprising, it really just goes to show the kind of support Inafune has from his fans. Inafune helped create Capcom’s famous blue bomber, but he also had a hand in Street Fighter, and he developed both the Onimusha and Dead Rising franchises.


So, what is Mighty No. 9? Here is the description from the Kickstarter page:

“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 mechanized 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!”

From the side-scrolling platforming to stealing the abilities of enemies, Mighty No. 9 looks to have everything Mega Man fans will love. Check out the video below:

Inafune and his team at comcept plan to have Mighty No. 9 release on PC in 2015.

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