Last night Keiji Inafune, best known for his work with Mega Man, Onimusha, and Dead Rising, announced his new game Mighty No. 9 and launched a Kickstarter to fund the new game.  Mighty No. 9 is being developed by Inafune’s development studio Comcept and the estimated release date for the game is set for Spring 2015.

Mighty No 9

So far Mighty No. 9 has seen a huge amount of support on Kickstarter and since the funding campaign launched yesterday evening the project has raised over $500,000 with no sign of slowing down.  This seems like a good chunk of change but the funding goal if set at a whopping $900K.  If the funding goal is met, Mighty No. 9 will release on PC/Steam.  What about consoles or other platforms?

There are stretch goals set on the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter with a Wii U, PS3, and Xbox 360 version stretch goal set at $2.5 million!  That is quite a hefty stretch goal and hopefully Keiji Inafune and Comcept are able to reach that goal.  Mighty No. 9 looks an awful lot like a Mega Man clone but with Keiji Inafune and other team members who have worked on past Mega Man titles working together on the Comcept team, fans of the Mega Man franchise may want to throw their support behind Mighty No. 9.

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!