mighty no. 9 released

 Mighty No. 9 now has a confirmed hard release date after three years in development

Monday morning it was announced that Mighty No.9 Has finally gone gold. That means that Kickstarter backers can expect to see their game on June 21st in North America and Asia. The rest of the world can expect to see the game three days later on the 24th.

Since the game has gone gold, that means that there is a hard release date and no further delays are expected. As you probably know, Mighty No. 9 has been in development for over three years since the end of a very successful Kickstarter Campaign.

This is wonderful news for fans of the game since so many Kickstarter campaigns start out with high hopes and then get crushed overtime because of mismanagement. But Keji Inafune of Mighty No. 9 managed to beat the odds and the game will be released next month.

Portable versions on the Vita and the 3DS will be released at a later time. The original plan was to release Mighty No.9 via steam as a digital download. Since the Kickstarter was so successful, plans to bring it all next gen consoles were brought to reality.

We’re very excited to see Mighty No. 9 drop next month and can’t wait to see how it holds up to three years of hype!

You can read the full press release here

Mighty No. 9 Has been delayed a third time. Let’s hope it’s the last time.

Those of you who have backed Mighty No. 9 on Kickstarter have woken up to some bad news. Mighty No 9. has been delayed yet again. This time only to Spring, but delays are not fun for anybody involved in a popular product. According to Keiji Inafune, the delay this time is caused by some online issues that were probably added in later in development. Because of this issue they game won’t be available for its February release date. It’s a shame that delays have been plaguing this Mega Man successor but its good to have communication on what’s happening and also see that the game isn’t being released with the expectation that a day one patch will be required to have a playable game.

No one is happy about delays, but hopefully it will all be worth it in the end when Mighty No. 9 is finally released. You can read the Kickstarter announcement below.

 

To the fans eagerly awaiting the release of Mighty No. 9,
Unfortunately, we have an announcement that will be very disappointing to all of you. In preparation for the February release of Mighty No. 9 we have been working hard with our partners to resolve any network issues and porting work necessary to publish Mighty No. 9 on the various platforms. However, the issues relating to the network modes were more critical than expected, and it has become apparent that we will need to delay the game from its February 9th release date. We have been working up until the very last moment to resolve these issues in order to make the February release, but it has become clear that we no longer have enough time to fix the issues and have everything prepared for release.
The reason for the delay is rooted in bugs inside the network modes, and specifically problems with matchmaking. There are two large reasons for this problem, one of them being the large number of platforms supported (the solution for each platform is slightly different) and the other stems from the fact that the engine we are using is no longer being updated which means adjustments for matchmaking and online code are being made manually (actually reprogramming parts of the engine by the dev team themselves). Unfortunately, this is all a result of miscalculations on the part of us, the development staff. As a result, our fans who have been looking forward to Mighty No. 9 have been forced to wait for over half a year longer than expected, and for that we are sincerely sorry. I want to take this chance to apologize personally, and on the behalf of the development staff.
Over the end of the year break and the beginning of 2016, the development staff has been working on these issues non-stop without break, and thanks to their hard work the end is in sight. We continue to make progress to resolve these last issues that have been holding up the release of the game on the different platforms.
Because we are constantly working on it in cooperation with all our partners, we want to wait and make sure that everything is confirmed to be ready before giving a new specific release date. But we expect it to realistically be in Spring 2016.
For this 3rd delay of the game, we have no excuses for disappointing our fans and especially our backers once more. We want to take this chance to express our sincerest apologies to everyone who has looked forward to the release.
Although we are far past our original release date, the release of Mighty No. 9 is still right around the corner. We are all working hard to make sure that we can finish and release the game to all of our fans as quickly as possible, and ask once more for your support of this project that we have created together over these last few years.
Keiji Inafune