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Inafune reveals new Mighty No.7 character

Mega Man creator uses DICE Summit to make announcement

Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune used his DICE Summit 2014 keynote on Thursday to reveal the final character from his new game.

Mighty No.7 was the character unveiled with concept art taken from various stages of development, and will feature as one of many 'Mighty' robots in Inafune's new Kickstarter-funded 'Mighty No.9' game.

Mighty No.7 was described as a ninja character with sharp, scissor-inspired face mask that can be removed, and twin blades in each hand.

Inafune went on to show a short video that offered the first glimpse of gameplay footage, as the creator tested the character controls and the mechanics of a new enemy.

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Following Capcom's decision to cancel an internal Mega Man project, Inafune announced in October 2010 that he would resign as head of development at the publisher. Later he established his own company, Comcept.

Mighty No.9 is Inafune's first indie project, a modernised spiritual successor to Mega Man that was confirmed for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, Xbox One and PS4 systems following a huge backing for the game on Kickstarter.

Mighty No. 9 follows the story of Beck - a character with a reconfigurable body who bears a striking resemblance to the Mega Man character. It is said the new game "takes the best aspects of the 8- and 16-bit era classics you know and love, and transforms them with modern tech, fresh mechanics, and fan input into something fresh and amazing".

The first early test footage of Mighty No. 9 was released late last year.

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