Mighty No. 9
Sorry about the lack of Hamster Drop lately! We actually have a lot to post about that coming very soon! For now, I couldn’t resist but to post about this.
At this point I’m fairly convinced that this project doesn’t need this promotion, being at $622,304 at the time of this writing, but I really want to show my official support on this one.
This is a very important moment in the industry, I believe, which will resonate with games and developers world wide. What implications does this new Megaman for a new generation have?
The most obvious at this point is that Capcom has been wrong. For nearly a decade Capcom has done it’s best to avoid an HD Megaman in every way shape and form. For one reason or another, most likely that it wouldn’t be profitable, Capcom has kept such a project from ever seeing the light of day. Some even go as far as to say they’ve been actively squashing Megaman in general. To go even further some say Capcom has been deliberately punishing Inafune by cancelling all of the Megaman projects since his departure from the company. Of course we’ll never know the exact truth, but one thing is clear: Capcom is giving Megaman a forceful back seat, at least for now.
So with Megaman slowly sliding off the map, perhaps now is the perfect time for a reinvention of this master piece franchise. In comes Mighty No. 9. Like a hurricane out of the blue, this announcement on Kickstarter rocked the gaming world last night. Already accumulating over half of it’s goal since then, it’s been a shining example of how crowd funding has revolutionized the industry and shows what consumers really do want. If an HD Megaman wasn’t profitable, then why are they almost at their goal in a single day?
I’m very pleased to see Inafune really going out there and doing something he loves. This is a perfect example of a creator breaking the chains of his ‘corporate masters’ and doing what he loves. I can relate to this, and I am so glad to see Inafune taking back his creativity for a chance at pursuing what he loves. I wish him the best of luck.
One thing I noticed was that Beck, the hero of Mighty No. 9, seems to be taking a page from the cancelled Megaman Unlimited. not only visually, but also with the aspect of him taking on different body parts. I’m sure we’ll see more of this as things get revealed.
I haven’t been this excited about a game announce in a long time! Now where is my wallet?