While we are still quite far out from Mighty No.9‘s launch in Spring 2015, Keiji Inafune and the team at Comcept USA have released a new work-in-progress video that showcases the stages belonging to Mighty No. 2 and Mighty No. 5.
Much further along in production than the last time we saw footage, the worlds of Mighty No. 9 have now been fleshed out with more vivid detail and unique enemy designs. Mighty No. 2’s level sports a chilly look befitting its ice-wielding ruler, while the gun-toting Mighty No. 5’s world has a more mechanized and metal look. The end of this latest bit of footage also features a look at the final confrontations between our hero and his robotic foes.
Another important feature on display in this footage would be the dash mechanic, which looks like it will serve a major purpose in the final version of Mighty No. 9. By dashing through defeated enemies, No. 9 has the ability to absorb powers from fallen foes, as well as the ability to chain together longer combos. Also, in addition to this new gameplay footage, we’re provided with a glimpse at an altered health bar and the opportunity to listen to a brand new track from the game.
With every new piece of footage that is released, my anticipation for Mighty No. 9 continues to build. I grew up on Mega Man titles and the fact that Capcom has all but abandoned the Blue Bomber continues to annoy me to this day. Fortunately, series co-creator Keiji Inafune decided to take matters into his own hands by coming up with this spiritual successor.
Mighty No. 9 is currently scheduled for a Spring 2015 release and will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, Windows, MAC and Linux.