About a week and a half ago, Comcept, a game development studio led by Mega Man creator, Keiji Inafune, began a Kickstarter campaign for a game called Mighty No. 9. With this new title, Comcept is hoping to recreate that old-school, 2D side-scrolling action gameplay that gamers fell in love with during the early years of Mega Man, while adding a modern twist.
As it stands, the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter has blown past it’s $900,000 goal for PC, and is sitting just shy of $1.9 million with 23 days to go. If it meets a $2.2 million stretch goal, the game will be brought to the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U consoles. Check out Inafune’s journey leading up to the creation of this project in the video below.
Most gamers can agree that Mega Man has been neglected by Capcom over recent years. From several announced titles being cancelled, to a rather unflattering appearance in the PS3 version of Street Fighter X Tekken, the Blue Bomber just hasn’t been getting the love he deserves.
Wii U owners will finally reconnect with Mega Man in Super Smash Bros. Wii U next year, but, if Mighty No. 9 meets it’s console version stretch goal, then maybe fans of every platform will finally get the Mega Man game they’ve been clamoring for.
If this game does end up coming to Wii U, does it seem like something you would be interested in playing? Let us know in the comments.