Coming off the back of one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns in history for a video game – just shy of $4 million at the time of writing – excitement for Mighty No. 9 quickly cooled once the 2D platformer was hit with a pair of delays. Originally due to release at the tail-end of 2015, Comcept and publisher Deep Silver opted to postpone the crowdfunded title into 2016, with February 9th now acting as the official release date.
As we inch closer and closer to that window, the companies have debuted an all-new gameplay trailer for the side-scroller, this time ushering Mighty No. 9‘s multiplayer features into the limelight. Headed up by esteemed Japanese developer Keiji Inafune, Comcept’s crowdfunded release represents something of a spiritual successor to the Inafune-san’s legendary Mega Man series, and today’s clip underlines the ways in which the developers have brought the core legacy of the Blue Bomber into the modern era.
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Indeed, that design philosophy extends to some of the game’s features, too, with the novel Boss Rush mode allowing players to go toe-to-toe with all of the game’s Mighties one after the other. Beyond that, there’s also fresh looks at Mighty No. 9‘s co-op play and a one-hit maniac mode that will surely put even the most skilled platformer fans through their paces.
Now after a prolonged development and two delays, Mighty No. 9 will make a beeline for PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS on February 9, 2016.