Mighty No. 9 Video: Mega Man Successor's Gameplay Video Drops at GDC, Beck Kicks Butt to Some Mega Music [VIDEO]

By CJ Melendez , Updated Mar 20, 2014 01:52 PM EDT
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Keiji Inafune's Mighty No. 9 appeared on Kickstarter shortly after a 2013 Penny Arcade Expo conference by Comcept, Inafune's new development studio. Launched on August 31, 2013 and funded on September 2, 2013, Mighty No. 9 quickly met its Kickstarter goal to give the world what they wanted but couldn't have: a proper Mega Man game. But of course, Capcom owns the Mega Man property, so its creator and ex-Capcom employee did the next best thing by creating a spiritual successor.

With himself leading development and a team consisting of former Mega Man talent such as Takashi Tateishi (composer), Naoya Tomita (game design), and Manami Matsumae (music and sound), Inafune and co. have been hard at work crafting his next side-scrolling robo-boy game.

Straight from GDC we have a new gameplay video of Mighty No. 9 in its early stages. The video shows off Beck's moves-set which includes shooting, dashing, sliding, and combos. The video also goes through all of the other robots that will be featured in the game: all prior Mighties up until the ninth, Beck himself. Each Mighty has a small bio detailing their attack specialties and some concept art showing what they look like.

The demoed video is still a little rough, with environmental detail lacking and lighting being near-absent, but the last few seconds of the video shows off what a complete-looking environmental with assets fully implemented would potentially look like as the game reaches completion. Also, I'd be a fool not to mention that the video has a nice tune attached to it, keeping in line with the Mega Man style that fans have come to love.

Mighty No. 9 met many of its stretchgoals so its release should be expected on PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, Vita, and the 3DS sometime next year.

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