‘Mighty No. 9’ Approaches Console Goal, Introduces More

The Mighty No. 9 console goal is in sight, and Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune has set another few.

Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune left Capcom shortly after the cancellation of two new Mega Man projects he had in the works, but he hasn’t let that stop him. According to the Kickstarter funding page, the fans are more than eager to see what he comes up with as he takes the spiritual successor to Japan’s Rockman to the PC and most likely the consoles.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Mighty No. 9 had reached its initial PC game goal of $900,000. Now the game appears to be approaching its initial stretch goal of $2.2 million to get it on the consoles. Along the way, several other bonuses have been reached and are yet to be achieved, including the on-the-way “boss rush mode” which will give players the ability to take on the bosses in Mighty No. 9 back to back with a time limit.

After Mighty No. 9 reaches its console goal, new goals include a challenge mode, an extra end stage and boss, and an online co-op mode. However, seeing as the Kickstarter funding has until October 1 to reach its end, more goals are being added in the future. One of those future goals include a port on the PS Vita and the 3DS, according to developers. If you wish to be part of the project, just click here and donate at least a dollar.

For gamers simply waiting for a new Mega Man game that isn’t just an HD update to what they’ve already played before, Mighty No. 9 is likely to be the game that satisfies that classic gaming itch. According to Games Radar, Mighty No. 9 is just like Mega Man, with its android hero, cast of significant characters, sci-fi robot world, and even a similar appearance that practically copies the classic hero. In some game franchises like Mortal Kombat, that usually means they are the same character.

Of course, the similarities are mostly based on nothing but screen shots and music, but it’s really quite uncanny. Capcom doesn’t have a problem with it, though.

As Mighty No. 9 reaches its console goal, one can only wonder what some of the future goals might unlock.