I’ll forgive Megaman for being brutally difficult and I’ll forgive my younger sons for being better at the games than I am, but I will have a hard time forgiving Capcom’s poor treatment of the franchise and letting down fans. We don’t know all the details about why Inafune left, but in the story that I have woven in my head Capcom is the great supervillain overlord and Inafune is the saintly creator who wasn’t allowed proper freedoms. That’s probably a complete lie, but it is a nice convenient narrative.
Pretty much all of the earth citizens were excited to see that Inafune’s new company Comcept successfully Kickstarted Mighty No. 9 (image shown above) with the look, feel and spirit of the original Megaman games. So, far it appears to remain true to the gameplay and charm of the original series. I pray that Capcom will leave Comcept alone as there have been a billion platformers that share similarities with Megaman since its launch in 1987 despite the similarities of this particular title.
Comcept just released a gameplay trailer of Mighty No. 9 with some test gameplay footage and sketches of the bosses. It all looks lovely and hopefully will hit its target date of April 2015. Enjoy.