Mighty No. 9, the latest project from Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune, has reached its Kickstarter goal in less than 24 hours.
Just yesterday, the creator of Mega Man started the Kickstarter funding for a project he called Mighty No. 9. What makes this project so interesting aside from who started it is that it closely resembles the franchise that Keiji Inafune created in almost every way, only in high definition. Where Mighty No. 9 differs is that the hero is able to transform into other shapes in order to traverse obstacles. Of course, this sounds a lot like what Rush did in the Mega Man games.
Capcom apparently has no problem with this game, even though it's practically a clone of one of their flagship series. After the cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3 and Mega Man Universe, Inafune reportedly left Capcom for greener pastures, and has now teamed up with other Mega Man veterans to make Mighty No. 9, the spiritual successor to his own series.
If you had high hopes for this game to happen, you can keep your hopes up a bit longer. The crowdfunding for Mighty No. 9 has reached its initial goal of $900,000. Mega Man fans will be happy to know that the series will continue, albeit with enough of a facelift that Capcom doesn't seem to have a problem with it.
Keiji Inafune is planning to release Mighty No. 9 in 2015 for PC, and for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U in the foreseeable future, if the stretch goal of $2.5 million can be reached.
You might be happy to know that Keiji Inafune may be using Mighty No. 9 as a way to continue the idea he was planning to use for Mega Man Legends 3, looking to gamers for ideas. Keep up the backing as Mighty No. 9 goes underway for PC and you may be playing the spiritual successor to Mega Man on your console in a couple of years.