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  • Blog Post: Mighty No. 9 Headed For Retail And Digital Release In September

    Comcept has announced that its teaming up with Deep Silver for the release of Mighty No. 9. The Kickstarter darling led by Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune will be coming to digital storefronts and retail locations in September. In order to put the game on store shelves, Comcept is teaming up with Deep... More
  • Blog Post: Keiji Inafune's KAIO: King Of Pirates Cancelled

    After Keiji Inafune left Capcom, one of the first projects he announced with his new studio was KAIO: King of Pirates. That title has been cancelled. In a press release from Marvelous , the publisher announced the title has been scrapped after investing 461 million yen (about $3.8 million) into the project... More
  • Blog Post: New Beta Stage Opens Up For Mighty No. 9 Backers

    Mighty No. 2 is really into water. As one of the bosses for Comcept's upcoming Mighty No. 9, she wears a repurposed diving suit that's equipped with arm nozzles. As the game's Kickstarter backers can see for themselves, our hero Beck will have to perform to the best of his abilities if he... More
  • Blog Post: Azure Striker Gunvolt Character Design Changes For West, Changes Back

    Azure Striker Gunvolt's lead character received a pair of changes for its upcoming North America release, but now he is partially changing back. Above and below ( and in our announcement story ) you can see the Japanese version of Azure Striker Gunvolt. For our release, his braid was removed and... More
  • Blog Post: Inafune: Indie Development Could Re-Energize Japanese Market

    Given a chance to backtrack on his comments about the Japanese game development scene, Mega Man co-creator Keiji Inafune stood firm, saying Japanese games are still not doing well and that the energy level necessary to compete with the Western developers hasn't risen enough yet. "Overall we... More
  • Blog Post: Inafune Gives Feedback, Comcept Wants Help In Latest Mighty No. 9 Update

    Development on Mighty No. 9 is cruising along, according to an update from developer Comcept. The studio unveiled concept art from a new level and revealed what kind of feedback creator Keiji Inafune is giving the game after getting hands-on time with it. Comcept is seeking creative help from Kickstarter... More
  • Blog Post: D.I.C.E. Conference Adds Keiji Inafune, Oculus Heads To Speaker List

    The annual industry convention D.I.C.E. usually features a who's who of video game designers giving presentations on a number of topics. Today, some new speakers, including Mega Man and creator Keiji Inafune, were added to the list of presentations. The new announced speakers announced today are... More
  • Blog Post: Soul Sacrifice Joins Instant Game Collection

    The Monster Hunter series has spawned a number of titles that emulate the hunt, kill, craft game loop. Comcept’s Soul Sacrifice is in the same vein, but takes a much darker approach, tempting players to betray their friends and give up their humanity. The Vita title arrives in the Instant Game... More
  • Blog Post: Dark Horse To Release Free Digital Comic Based on Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

    Following news of Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z’s release on PC in addition to the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, Dark Horse Comics has revealed that it will publish three digital comics based on the game, and they will be free. Set to release before the game comes out, the comics will give players an early... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Mighty No. 9 Ends Fundraising With Over $4 Million

    Update 3: Thanks to Paypal donations, the total amount of money raised for Comcept's Mighty No. 9 campaign is over $4 million. All of the announced stretch goals were met. Update 2: More than 67,200 fans have pledged money towards Mighty No. 9 as it ends its Kickstarter campaign. Along with the money... More
  • Blog Post: Mighty No. 9 Adds 3DS And Vita Stretch Goals

    The Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter only has a few days to go, but that's not stopping the folks at Comcept from trying to squeeze in one more stretch goal. Currently, the Kickstarter has received $2,692,056 in pledges, but if it surpasses $3,500,000 in the next three days, the game will also be ported... More
  • Blog Post: Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter Blasts Past Console Stretch Goal

    We might not be getting a new Mega Man game on consoles, but creator Keiji Inafune will be bringing his new creation to gamepads. Mighty No. 9 has exceeded the $2.2 million stretch goal that will see the title on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U. The Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter still has two weeks to... More
  • Blog Post: Keiji Inafune Thanks Backers For Kickstarter's Success

    Comcept's Kickstarter for the Mega Man-inspired Mighty No. 9 is already a success and backers are currently working their way through the project's stretch goals. In celebration, Inafune has posted a new video in which he shares his gratitude for the support of his fans. Mighty No. 9 was only... More
  • Blog Post: Play As Inafune’s Fictional Niece In New Dating Game

    Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune's company, Comcept, joins forces with Aksys games to create a dating sim game that places players in the role of the developer’s fictional niece. In Sweet Fuse: By Your Side, Keiji Inafune has created a theme park that his niece visits. Unfortunately, the park... More
  • Blog Post: A Batch Of Yaiba Screens Release Complimenting Its Violent Trailer

    Team Ninja and Keiji Inafune revealed a trailer and details about Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z at the Tokyo Game Show, and now it has made a handful of screens available. The game appears to live up to the standard of violence set in place by Ninja Gaiden. Check out the screens below. You can find out more... More
  • Blog Post: Team Ninja And Comcept Reveal Zombified Ninja Gaiden

    Last week Keiji Inafune teased an upcoming zombie game, Yaiba . At a pre-TGS event in Japan, the Mega Man creator revealed that the full title for this game is Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. During a Team Ninja press conference, Inafune showed up, wearing a Dawn of the Dead shirt, to talk about Yaiba, a game... More
  • Blog Post: Inafune Talks First Game Launch And Capcom "Divorce"

    This year at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco we got a chance to sit down with Mega Man creator and founder of Comcept/Intercept, Keiji Inafune. While he wasn't quite as outspoken as he was during his presentation in which he lambasted the Japanese video game industry , we managed... More
  • Blog Post: Inafune Hints Comcept May Be Developing For Vita

    Today during his presentation at GDC 2012, former Capcom legend and CEO of Comcept Keiji Inafune hinted that his company may be working on a new title for the PlayStation Vita. During his presentation "The Future of the Japanese Gaming," Inafune stated that Japanese developers need to create... More
  • Blog Post: Inafune Offers Japan "Winning" Advice

    Keiji Inafune, co-creator of Mega Man and CEO of Comcept, took the stage today at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California to give a presentation titled "The Future of Japanese Gaming." The always outspoken Inafune opened up the talk by recalling his now infamous description... More
  • Blog Post: Inafune's Next Console Game Was Almost Shown At Tokyo Game Show

    Ever since beloved designer Keiji Inafune left Capcom almost a year ago , gamers have been eager to see his next console project. As it turns out, we almost found out at Tokyo Game Show...and will hopefully be hearing something soon. Joystiq spoke to Inafune last week at TGS, and he revealed that his... More
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