Famed game creator Keiji Inafune reveals in a New Year’s video for the #MegaMan spiritual #successor — Mighty No. 9 — is nearly #finished and that he and his team are “working hard” to bring the game to fans.
“We’re pretty much finished, and from now on we’ll be heading into the porting and promotion stage,” said Inafune, after showing brand new gameplay footage of a new stage, not to mention a quick look at some of the challenging obstacles awaiting players.
In the video below, Mighty No. 9 uses his arm cannon combined with a powerful dash manoeuvre to destroy robotic foes and absorb their power, a modernised take on the classic platforming gameplay of the Mega Man series.
“From now we’ll be heading into the porting and promotion stage,” he confirmed. “We hope all of you can help us out.”
Originally announced as a Kickstarter project in September 2013, Mighty No. 9 smashed its $900,000 goal and received over $3,845,000 in pledges.
The brainchild of Mega Man creator Inafune, Mighty No. 9 is clearly influenced by the Capcom platformers, with gameplay and combat similar to that of the NES Mega Man titles and the SNES Mega Man X series.
The game will be released on a total of ten formats. So the porting stage Inafune speaks of will undoubtedly take some time, since the game will make an appearance on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U, 3DS, Vita, Windows PC, Linux, and OS X sometime during Spring 2015.