It was a full month ago that Keiji Inafune launched a Kickstarter campaign for his next project, Mighty No. 9, a 2D sidescroller that is eerily reminiscent of his most famous creation, Mega Man. The initial goal of $900,000 was surpassed in less than three days and now, at the closure of the campaign, the game has raised $3,845,170 with an additional $186,380 coming in through PayPal.
This impressive figure means that the game will be developed for every major gaming system, with versions for the 3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, PSVita, WiiU, Xbox 360, XB1 all in the works. There were also a plethora of additional stretch goals that were hit, meaning that there will be an optional “retro” soundtrack, several extra stages and a competitive online “race” mode, to name just a few.
Earlier in the week, Comcept released a brief video showing a “very early, very rough” demo of the game running in the Unreal Engine 3, which was created in only one week. It is not necessarily designed to be indicative of the final project, as all art assets and animations are placeholders only. This brief glimpse isn’t likely to tide anyone over, but it’s all we have for now, and probably for quite some time yet, as Mighty No. 9 isn’t expected to launch until April of 2015.