Mighty No. 9 Gameplay Footage


The Giant Japanese Robot staff are big Megaman/Rockman fans and when Keiji Inafune left Capcom in 2010 it broke our sad, nostalgic hearts.

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.