A trial version of Mighty No.9 was promised to backers as a sort of apology for the full game missing its September 2015 launch window (it has since been pushed to 2016.) However, it looks like that too has been delayed. The news comes by way of a blog post on the game’s official website, though it’s merely a footnote on a larger article about designing your own robot.
There are no details as to when the trial version will see the light of day, but considering how things have played out up to this point, I wouldn’t hold your breath.
The saga of Red Ash, Keiji Inafune’s proposed successor to Mega Man Legends, goes a little something like this: Inafune pitched a game not many people wanted, asked for way too much and showed basically nothing for it, then at the 11th hour revealed that he had funding lined up anyway through FUZE, a Chinese company who has a really legit looking webpage with a picture of Master Chief standing over a bullet-ridden Ouya declaring games in their current form are dead. I might be missing a few beats here or there because, frankly, the story of Red Ash has been kind of a trainwreck.
However, one successful element in Inafune’s plan to force you to digest Red Ash is a kickstarter campaign to create an anime based on the game. The kickstarter earned just over 150k, but now Inafune wants more, stating that the currently funded amount will only allow for a whopping 12 minutes of footage. The new campaign is seeking an additional 128,118 so Inafune’s vision of making more money can finally see the light of day.
If you want to take pity, you can throw a few bucks at the campaign here. Although I wouldn’t recommend it.
“You guys all better eat a dick, cause Keiji Inafune beat the system.”
According to an article published on Game Informer’s website, Mighty No.9 is likely not going to meet its September 15th release date. Word of the delay is coming down from Gamestop, Game Informer’s parent company, who are now listing the game as launching on 12/31/2016. Of course, this isn’t an exact release date, but rather representative of a wider “eh, sometime in 2016 probably” window.
Mighty No.9 was already far off from its original release window of April 2015, and so far it doesn’t seem that either Deep Silver or Comcept is bothering to alert anybody to the change themselves. This is likely due to the negative press they’ve gained in the last few days over their disastrous Red Ash kickstarter, though remaining silent on the matter certainly isn’t going to generate any good will.
Check out this stage demo from Gamespot of Mighty No. 9, the new Kickstarted game from Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune. Hey, guess what? It’s Mega Man!
I mean, yes, that has been obvious from every single thing related to it since the Kickstarter started, so it’s about as surprising as finding out Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is like Castlevania, but now you can see it in action for yourself!
Microsoft’s E3 presentation is about to start. I’d like to lead off with the things we know, or at least are extremely likely to happen:
- Gameplay of Scalebound, Hideki Kamiya’s new XONE-exclusive.
- Gameplay of Crackdown and Rise of the Tomb Raider.
- Reveal of Battletoads and Gears of War HD.
- Finding out what the hell’s going on with Quantum Break.
- More Hololens garbage
There might be some more surprises in store. Let’s hope so. I will be watching this on Spike TV, to avoid internet-related hiccups, so there will be a lack of screenshots at this time. They’ll be added in later. Kick-Ass is on right now. Thanks, Spike.