Mighty No. 9′s project lead Keiji Inafune, along with composer Manami Matsumae, and designer Naoya “Tom Pon” Tomita sat down recently to field questions about how their respective careers began. Specifically they focus on the year 1987 which was also the same year that a certain game about a blue robot was released (Hint: It’s Mega Man). Each of the questions answered were chosen by dice rolls so they never really knew what to expect.
Mighty No. 9 is, for all intents and purposes, a spiritual successor to Capcom’s Mega Man series. Inafune wanted to make a game that was in the style of his original creation but he also wanted it to be a thoroughly modern experience.
The project took to Kickstarter where it gained over $4 million dollars, an amount that was far beyond that of its original $900,000 goal. While a solid release date hasn’t been set, the game will be released sometime next year and be available for the 3DS, Mac, PC, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.