Long Delayed Mighty No. 9 Launches in North America and Asia

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Yes, you read it right, after so many delays, Comcept has announced  that Mighty No. 9 is all set to be launched on June 21st in Asia and North America and on June 24th in the rest of the world.

The initial release of this action-platform video game is limited to Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC, and Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita versions are due at a later point.

Before hitting digital and retail shelves, the game has already “gone gold,” in its final stages .

Also, to celebrate this much-awaited announcement, an image of a has also been released by the company.

Golden version of Beck from Mighty No. 9
Golden version of Beck from Mighty No. 9

 

What is so special about Mighty No. 9?

The launch of Keiji Inafune’s spiritual sequel to Mega Man closes one of the bigger chapters in crowdfunding history.

Back in 2013, Mighty No. 9 was a darling of Kickstarter, when it raised over $3.8 million from fans, who were eager to re-live Mega Man’s glory days.

It was a proof that game studios don’t need big investors or publishers to make their dreams come true.

Keiji Inafune Regrets The Delay

Mighty No. 9, Darling of Kickstarter
Mighty No. 9, Darling of Kickstarter

The fans of Mighty No. 9 are understandably upset about the delay.

Therefore, Inafune stated that this time the release date is set in stone and there will be no further delays. And also apologised for keeping the fans waiting.

It has been almost 3 years since the start of Kickstarter campaign, which was only made possible with the support of backers and fans around the world.

Last but not the least, Mighty No. 9 will have to win the upward battle if it wants to blast its way into the hearts of its avid fans who funded its development.

P.S. Inafune and team have learnt a hard lesson about managing expectations, and hopefully, other companies are taking note.

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