Co-designer and illustrator for the Megaman series, Keiji Inafune, has launched a Kickstarter project to bring Megaman-like gameplay to the current generation. Mighty No. 9 hopes to take the best parts of 8-bit and 16-bit action games and revitalise them with new mechanics and modern technology.
In the game you will play as Beck, the 9th of a line of powerful robots and the only one not infected by a computer virus which is causing robots to go berserk. Using weapons and abilities of your fallen enemies, much akin to the Megaman series, you will run, jump, shoot and transform your way through 2D side-scrolling levels.
The team behind Mighty No. 9 is comprised of Keiji Inafune himself alongside a number of Japanese designers with experience with the genre, and in particular Megaman. Being developed for PC, with gamepad support to give it that extra Megaman feel, Mighty No. 9 will be released through Steam and other DRM-Free digital distribution methods. Other platforms, including Mac and Linux, are a priority but only if it is financially viable in the form of the Kickstarters stretch goals.
The Kickstarter has currently amassed over $450,000 of it’s $900,000 target with 30 days still left to go and Inafune hopes to release the project at some point during Spring 2015. Backer rewards include digital copies of the game, beta access, T-shirts, art-books and much more.
For more information on the Kickstarter or if you want to back the project then click the link above to visit the kickstarter page.
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