[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.
On a panel hosted by US Gamer senior editor Jeremy Parish, Comcept CEO Keiji Inafune revealed Mighty Number 9, a new side-scrolling action game.
Inafune says he's collaborating with other former Capcom employees to create a spritual successor to his his most popular franchise, Mega Man. He promises a classic experience that is also packed with revolutionary new ideas. Here is the game description:
You play as Beck, the 9th in a line of powerful robots, and the only one not infected by a mysterious computer virus that has caused mechanized creatures the world ovber to go beserk. Run, jump, blast, and transform your way through six stages (or more, via stretch goals) you can can tackle in any order you choose, using weapons and abilities stolen from your enemies to take down your fellow Mighty Number robots and confront the final evil that threatens the planet!
To learn more about the PC game, visit his Kickstarter page.