Back in September 2013, a project for a game called Mighty No. 9 popped up on Kickstarter. It promised a classic Japanese style action game from producer Keiki Inafune - best known for being beind the Mega Man series as well as the Lost Planet and Dead Rising franchises. That name alone grabbed people's attention, and the $900,000 goal was obliterated on the way to a $3,845,170 total.
At the time, the game was set for release in April 2015 and - as seems to be the norm for Kickstarter - it's going to miss that deadline by quite a few months. The big annoucement today is that it does have a release date set for Sony consoles, with the PS4 and PS3 version set for the 18th of September and a Vita version coming a bit later.
That's great news for the 67,226 backers who helped to bring the project to life, though they will have to wait a few more months for it to actually happen. The game will also be available on PC, Mac, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One at some point, so everyone is going to have the chance to play as an android called Beck who has to fight against eight other combat robots across a series of stages. He's the Mighty No. 9 you see!
Developers Comcept wanted to make it clear that the delay was going to result in extra value for everyone, including Japanese and French voiceovers and additional subtitles as well as free DLC for all backers.
Here's a gameplay trailer.
Mighty No. 9 comes to PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC and more from the 18th of September 2015.