Hey, remember Mighty No. 9? Following a farcical crowd funding campaign and an incredibly troubled development cycle, the Mega Man-style sidescroller finally released on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 back in 2016. Unfortunately, the wait was not worth it. Mighty No. 9 was panned by critics and consumers alike, and these days, it only really exists as a cautionary tale of disastrous project management.
And now, around three and a half years since its release, the game's being removed from the Japanese PlayStation Store (as spotted on Reddit). The delisting is actually set for the 15th November (tomorrow at the time of writing). It's unclear why Mighty No. 9 is being delisted in the first place, but it could boil down to any number of reasons. Licensing, publisher contracts -- who can say.
It's worth noting that Mighty No. 9 is published by Spike Chunsoft in Japan, whereas here in the West, it's published by Deep Silver. As such, we wouldn't bet on it being removed from the PlayStation Store in other regions just yet.
Three years on, what are your thoughts on Mighty No. 9? Attempt to delist it from your memories in the comments section below.
I actually enjoyed Mighty No.9, it's nowhere near as bad as it's made out to be.
It’s atrocious but I’m never a fan of games being delisted. If people want to buy, let them. Even if it’s atrocious.
The point of this game was to sate Mega Man fans after the series went dormant. Now that we have two (well, technically 4) collections of past games and a brand new game, Mighty No. 9 is even less mighty. Not a lot of people are gonna miss this one.
It was just so mediocre. And the movement speed felt waaay off. It was almost slow. Kinda hard to describe but the thing just felt OFF.
while the game was bad i hate to see game get delisted
oh well at least the physical version will still be available to buy
physical over digital wins again (being that this is a really bad game it's a hollow win)
I backed it on Kickstarter. A spiritual successor to MegaMan they said. A disaster I said. And, am I the only one that found it way more unforgiving than MegaMan?
A complete and total disaster from the start. Inafune was able to hoodwink a bunch of people desperate for a new Mega Man and then spit in their fact. This is why I don't crowd fund stuff. Thankfully Capcom returned to form and even brought the MM series back in good form with MM 11. Too bad Mighty No. 9 ended up the way it did.
Never played it, didn’t have much interest to begin with this one.
Bought it and played it for a bit. I thought it was alright. I kept getting distracted by AAA games and haven't found the time to get back to it, but based on what I've played, I simply don't get the hate.
Man I was so excited for this game in the lead up. Shame it turned out so poorly. Thankfully we have all the old MM games so easily accessible.
It wasn't that bad, and definitely wasn't the worst game I've played, but I ended up picking the physical copy up for $5 in a store and got the code to download it on PS3 and VITA too, so it made it worth it. I wouldn't have paid more, but for the price, it's a worthwhile game, granted I haven't really had the time to play it with so many other games that came into my collection after.
Thanks to PS+ I was able to try it and not waste money on it because the game was trash, the gameplay was horrible, never liked the idea of shoot enemies and then dash through them I beat it but never really liked it, I would say the hate and disappointment was deserved, it is broken with horrible animations and terrible lag
Mighty No. 9 on Wii U is borderline unplayable. I can't beat half the stages because it hard-crashes my console like no tomorrow, and was never fixed. The Mighty Gunvolt game was 100x better than Mighty No. 9 is, and is a prime example of what the game SHOULD have been.
@nessisonett 100% Agree, but mostly just because I want to play PT again.
God I remember getting it free through PSN+, every movement felt so strangely sluggish like being underwater in sonic games.
I heard it’s actually good but I tried inafune’s other non-megaman stuff and they were less than stellar so I doubt I’m messing out on much in case this gets delisted here as well
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