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  • 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: New Video Shows Keiji Inafune Drawing New Enemies For Mighty No. 9

    In a new video, legendary Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune shows his process of creating new characters for his Kickstarter-funded action game Mighty No. 9. It's impressive. While he's using a very new-school funding model for Mighty No. 9, Inafune takes an old-school approach to creating characters... 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: Keiji Inafune And Mega Man Zero Developer Team Up For Azure Striker Gunvolt

    Mega Man's creator, Keiji Inafune, has been a busy man since leaving Capcom. His latest project is a 2D platformer with psychic soldiers called Azure Striker Gunvolt. The game is developed by Inti Creates, a studio best known for its work on the Mega Man Zero and ZX games for Capcom. Inti Creates... 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: Mighty No. 9's Second Playable Character Design Has Been Selected

    Back in September , the polls opened on Mighty No. 9 for backers and non-backers alike to vote on the visual direction of the game's second playable character, Call. The votes have been counted, and Call's design has been decided. Version F was proclaimed the winner taking 43.39% of the votes... More
  • Blog Post: Keiji Inafune's KAIO: King Of Pirates Coming Next Year

    KAIO: King of Pirates was one of the first announced games from Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune following his departure from Capcom, and it should be arriving next year. A date on the official KAIO: King of Pirates website changed recently to reflect a 2014 release, as noticed by Gematsu . The game was... 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: The Polls Open On Choosing Mighty No. 9's Second Playable Character

    It's up to the backers and fans to decide what Mighty No. 9's second playable character, Call, will look like, and the voting is officially open. There are nine different designs to choose from, and you can head here to cast your vote, which you can do even if you are not a backer. Mighty No... 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: [Update] Mega Man Creator Keiji Inafune Announces Kickstarter Project, Goal Met

    Update: The Kickstarter campaign for Mighty Number 9 has hit its goal. At the time of publication, the funding stands at over $904,000 with nearly 15,500 backers. Original Story: On a panel hosted by US Gamer senior editor Jeremy Parish, Comcept CEO Keiji Inafune revealed Mighty Number 9, a new side... More
  • Blog Post: The Creator Of Mega Man Released A Game About Killing Bugs With Tanks

    Previously only available in Japan, Bugs vs. Tanks! for the 3DS has now made its way to North America. Created by Keiji Inafune, designer of games like Mega Man and Onimusha, Bugs vs. Tanks! is an action shooter that follows a shrunken tank battalion during World War II. Though the video below reminds... More
  • Blog Post: Mega Man Soundtrack Now Available From Capcom

    Capcom is in the process of officially bringing all of the Mega Man soundtracks to North America , and it all begins with the original Mega Man's music, which is available now. You can head to Capcom's official store to grab 28 original and remixed tracks for $8.95. Soundtracks for Mega Mans... More
  • Blog Post: Inafune: "Words Are Not Enough"

    Keiji Inafune, former Capcom developer and industry luminary, has once again spoken candidly about his view that Japanese development studios are behind their Western counterparts. "Some developers are saying [the] Japanese game industry is still doing fine, but that's wishful thinking,"... More
  • Blog Post: Inafune Reflects On Ninja Gaiden Memories

    I recently chatted with the creators of Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Comcept founder Keiji Inafune and Team Ninja lead Yosuke Hayashi about their experiences with each other’s respective legacies. Inafune reveals an interesting rivalry with former Team Ninja lead Tomonobu Itagaki, and Hayashi explains... 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: Keiji Inafune Reveals Zombie Game

    Former Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune left Capcom and started a new studio called Comcept. His first announced project was The Island of Dr. Momo. His second game, code named YAIBA, is about killing zombies. “Everywhere I go, people ask me, ‘When is it coming?’” Inafune said in... More
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