Mighty No. 9 dev starts new crowdfunding campaign, teases animated series

Keiji Inafune asks fans to donate more money for "bonus content"

The Mighty No. 9 development team has launched a new crowdfunding campaign in order to add bonus content to the game.

Originally announced as a Kickstarter project last September, Mighty No. 9 smashed its $900,000 goal and received over $3,845,000 in pledges.


However, in a new post on the now-concluded Kickstarter page, developer Comcept has revealed that it is once again accepting fan donations via PayPal in order to raise even more money for the game's development.

The studio also posted a FAQ to reassure fans that it had not squandered the previously raised money. "The video game we proposed in the Kickstarter campaign last year is going to be completed with all of the funding we received from backers," it states.

"For this new funding campaign we are looking to add new content to the game that we did not or could not add to the stretch goals during the original funding campaign.

"We have a huge list of ideas we'd love to put in the game if funding allows, but we've decided to take it slow and incorporating fan feedback into our ongoing campaign. To start with, we're aiming for full English voice acting in the game."

Comcept also announced a teaser video for a Mighty No. 9 animated series, created by respected Japanese CG studio Digital Frontier.

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Mighty No. 9 is the brainchild of Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune. The game is clearly influenced by Mega Man, with gameplay and combat similar to that of the NES Mega Man titles and the SNES Mega Man X series.

A recent gameplay video offers a short exhibition of the main character's basic movement abilities, which include a fast lateral dash as well as a slide attack. Also shown are a few of the different environments players will be platforming through, including an ice world.

Due to a number of stretch goals being met, the game will be released on a total of ten formats: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Wii U, 3DS, Vita, PC, Mac and Linux.