Mighty No. 9

Mighty No. 9

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Mighty No. 9 is an upcoming 2.5D action-platform video game currently in development by Comcept[1] under the direction of Keiji Inafune[16], a Japanese video game producer best known for working on classic titles such as Onimusha, Dead Rising and the Mega Man series. In October 2013, the project was successfully funded on Kickstarter and is currently slated for digital and console release in 2015. An official website[34] was opened in November 2013.


Mighty No. 9 was announced on August 31st, 2013, during a panel at the 2013 PAX Prime convention held by Inafune and his team from Comcept. At the end of the panel, they played a video (shown below) revealing the game would be crowdfunded through a Kickstarter campaign[2], which launched the same day. Immediately, a number of game sites covered the announcement, including IGN[17], Polygon[18], Screw Attack[19], Gematsu[20], Complex[21] and GameFront.[22]

In just over 24 hours, the campaign reached its funding goal of $900,000.[23] A number of stretch goals to create physical and console versions of the game were added and by September 16th, the game had hit $2.2 million dollars, funding releases for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 260 and Wii U.[24] By October 1st, the pledges broke $4 million, adding releases for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS.[25]


Inspired by Mega Man games, Mighty No. 9 is set in the future, where the creation of highly advanced robots has become possible. The most advanced and powerful of those are a set of nine robots called the Mighty Numbers. After a computer virus of unknown origin begins to attack machines around the world, the Numbers are affected, making them evil. The player assumes control of Beck, the titular Mighty No. 9 who was the only Number unaffected by the virus. The game follows his journey to destroy his rogue “siblings” and discover the evil mastermind behind the crisis. Mighty No. 9 is set to be powered by the Unreal Engine, and rough tests using placeholder animations (shown below) have been shared on the game’s official YouTube account.[26]

Online Presence

On August 31st, Comcept launched a number of social media sites for Mighty No. 9 including a YouTube channel[28] Facebook fan[29] page, subreddit[30] and a Twitter[31] account, which has since gained nearly 15,000 followers. Additional, fans have created a wiki[32] for the game. On September 26th, 2013, Keiji Inafune participated in an Ask Me Anything thread on the /r/Gaming[33] subreddit, which recieved more than 4,800 upvotes, 2,400 points overall and 850 comments. During the thread, Inafune noted that he went to Kickstarter because he knew this was the kind of game fans wanted.


Throughout the Kickstarter campaign, Mighty No. 9 was discussed on many video game sites such as Polygon[7][8], Blistered Thumbs[5][6] and GameSpot[9][10], as well as message boards like NeoGAF[4]. Additionally, several gaming-focused YouTubers including Angry Joe] (shown below, left), Gaijin Goombah[13] (shown below, right) and Happy Console Gamer[14] among others have expressed their support for the game.

Fan Art

Despite the game not being released until 2015, fan art based on the artwork shared on Kickstarter can be found on deviantART[3], pixiv[11] and Tumblr.[27]

Search Interest

External References

[1]Comcept – Official Comcept English Page

[2]Kickstarter – Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter Page

[3]DeviantArt – search results for Mighty No. 9

[4]NeoGAF – Mighty No. 9 Thread on NeoGAF

[5]Blistered Thumbs – Keiji Inafune’s Spiritual Mega Man Sequel Kickstarter Has Reached its Goal

[6]Blistered Thumbs – BT PodCast

[7]Polygon – Mega Man spiritual successor Mighty No. 9 meets Kickstarter funding goal

[8]Polygon – Interview with Inafune at PAX 2013

[9]GameSpot – Mega Man creator launches Kickstarter for Mighty No. 9

[10]GameSpot – Mega Man Creator On How Kickstarter Could Rejuvenate The Japanese Gaming Scene

[11]pixiv – search results for Mighty No. 9

[12]YouTube – AJS Vlog: Update & Mighty #9 Pledge!

[13]YouTube – Mighty No 9 Promo Video (Game Exchange)


[15]Kickstarter – FUNDED… and Then Some!

[16]Wikipedia – Keiji Inafune

[17]IGNPAX: Mega Man Creator Announces Mighty No. 9

[18]Polygon – Keiji Inafune making Mega Man spiritual successor, Mighty No. 9, with Kickstarter funding

[19]Screw Attack – [PAX] Keiji Inafune Flips Capcom The Bird With Mighty No. 9!

[20]Gematsu – Keiji Inafune launches Kickstarter for Mighty No. 9

[21]Complex – Keiji Inafune Announces “Mighty No. 9” Kickstarter

[22]GameFront – Comcept’s Mighty No. 9 is a Spiritual Successor to Mega Man

[23]Destructoid – Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 reaches goal in just over 24 hours

[24]IGNMighty No. 9 Hits Console Stretch Goal

[25]GameInformer – Update: Mighty No. 9 Meets Next-Gen Consoles, Handheld Stretch Goals

[26]VG 24/7 – Mighty No. 9 video shows in-engine footage, game uses Unreal Engine

[27]Tumblr – Posts Tagged #mighty no. 9

[28]YouTube – Official Mighty No. 9’s Channel

[29]Facebook – Mighty No. 9

[30]Reddit – /r/MightyNo9

[31]Twitter – @MightyNo9

[32]Orcz – Mighty No. 9 Wiki

[33]Reddit – /r/gaming: Hi, I’m game creator Keiji Inafune (Onimusha, Dead Rising, Mega Man, Mighty No. 9). Ask Me Anything!

[34]Mighty No 9 – The official Mighty No. 9 community site

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