Mighty No. 9 Blasts Past PS4 Target, Aims for Vita
Posted by Sammy Barker
Rockin' like Rockman
Mighty No. 9, former Capcom employee Keiji Inafune’s spiritual successor to Mega Man, has smashed another Kickstarter stretch goal, meaning that the retro shooter will fire onto the PlayStation 4 when the title deploys in 2015. The project needed to raise $3.3 million in order to expand to Sony's impending system, with the PlayStation Vita next in its sights. At the time of writing, the game will need to accrue a further $150,000 over the next 14 hours to hit the handheld. It’s going to be tight, but we reckon that it will make it.
As the funding drive enters its twilight hours, developer Comcept has released some very early footage of the title in question. However, it’s since added that the demo, running on the Unreal Engine 3, is unlikely to represent the final product. “This is a completely rough test only, made in literally one week, using all placeholder assets and animation," the studio said. Still, it gives you a good idea of the game’s overarching concept – which is to resemble Mega Man as closely as possible, of course.
Update: The game's now crossed $3.5 million, meaning that it's coming to the Vita too. Who's hyped?