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Mighty No. 9 Sets an Ambitious 3DS Stretch Goal

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Nearly $900,000 needed in four days

Mighty No. 9, the action-platformer from Keiji Inafune's Comcept studio — with a heavy Mega Man influence — has caused quite a stir since it launched its Kickstarter campaign. Its initial target was broken quickly, and a follow up stretch goal was soon hit to confirm a Wii U release.

With just four days remaining for the campaign, a new stretch goal has now been confirmed for both the 3DS and PS Vita. Its target is $3.5 million, though at the time of writing it's received a little over $2,600,000 with four days remaining — quite a way to go yet. The studio, if this is funded, will team up with Abstraction Games for those portable versions.

We spent the last few weeks running the numbers and talking with various companies to make certain we could not only deliver great handheld versions of Mighty No. 9, but do it for a price that we could set with confidence. Luckily, we found a great potential partner in Abstraction Games — the team that recently brought Hotline Miami to PS platforms. If we can hit our stretch goal, they are all set to dive in and handle porting Mighty No. 9 to these handhelds!

Would you like to see Mighty No. 9 on the 3DS eShop, and do you think it has a chance of hitting that target?


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User Comments (49)



ScorpionMG said:

that's a bit high! but if all the 3ds owners unite up and fund this, there might be a chance



AyeHaley said:

Oh man I would buy that in an instant. Ive become a fan of Inafune since I played Mega Man 2 and X on 3DS/Wii U and I would love to play Mighty No. 9 in 3D and HD.



AdanVC said:

That's a lot of money for just 4 days left though... It would be awesome if they could reach the goal. I would buy the Wii U and 3DS versions in a second!



Nintenjoe64 said:

The higher their fund gets the more I wonder what they actually need it for. If I had $3.5M I would make an amazing game.



HandheldGuru97 said:

I'd buy it on the 3DS in a heartbeat, still with four days left I doubt it will reach that goal...but I don't doubt that it will not be coming to 3DS at all, Inafune will probably find a way to do it, I hope



Handy_Man said:

To be honest, I'd rather see the PS4/Xbox One stretch goal get reached, since it would be awesome if the game manages to be on all of the eighth generation consoles. Of course, 3DS and Vita versions would be cool and all, but they would probably be lacking compared to the console versions.



GuSolarFlare said:

yeah guess I'll have to give up on the 3DS version.... still might get the PC version(or the WiiU version when I get one)



Peach64 said:

Kinda short notice. Probably too late to make it now. It's been said before, porting between 360 and PS3 is the easiest, cheapest port, and that costs a couple of million. They're going to be more or less employing a large chunk, maybe ALL of Abstraction Games for 6-12 months. That's a lot of money in salaries, without figuring in all the rent, electricity bills and such.



Zach777 said:

Yikes that's quite a bit there... Probably won't happen unless they keep the PayPal thing going after Kickstarter shuts down.



unrandomsam said:

@Peach64 If they are doing the job properly porting from 360 -> Wii U is easier than porting anything from the PS3. (ATI + Tri Core is more similar than a Single Core + 6 SPU's that are the main advantage of the system and Nvidia).

If something like Dragon's Crown cost 1 million to make in its entirety anybody spending more than that on a port is doing it wrong.



unrandomsam said:

Chaos Domain looks more like what I want I think but doesn't seem to have much hype. (Probably buy this regardless though)



Nictendo64 said:

You'd think this would have been a high priority on the list. Oh well, I'm just glad it met the Wii U stretch goal.



Haxonberik said:

Im hoping theyll reach that multiplayer goal, but I dont care much for a 3DS version actually.



MegaManEP3 said:

When given the chance between WiiU and 3DS, I'll pick WiiU everytime. Sonic Lost World, Smash Bros and Mighty No. 9 are all WiiU pickups for me.



Kaze_Memaryu said:

I don't see too much of a problem except for the fact that most people interested already pledged. After all, they raised over 1 Million $ in less than 2 days.
I wouldn't mind seeing this on handhelds either, even though I'm going to get the WiiU version anyway - 3DS and VITA owners would be in for one hell of a treat!



Rafie said:

I'll be getting it for either the PS3 or 360. (achievements/trophies ) Still, this would be awesome for the 3DS and Vita. However, the short notice will be the cause of not getting this out to those said consoles. Maybe at a later time, but probably not right away.



ikki5 said:

I don't care about the 3DS right now. I'd rather it be on the Wii U only (Nintendo systems) and not the 3DS or both because it would give just that bit more intensive for people to get a Wii U. The 3DS is well underway to excellence, the Wii U needs stuff like this where the 3DS is not to get it rolling.



Retro_on_theGo said:

Yeah, not gonna happen. It's impossible to reach that at this point. I did my part and put down $20 just now though.

@TwilightV And that's after all the exposure it got from Mighty No. 9! Harsh..



JaxonH said:

Most definitely. I'm still picking up Sonic Lost World and Smash Bros 4 on 3DS in addition to the Wii U version. Speaking of which, Sonic Lost World on Wii U and 3DS are both available for pre order through Newegg right now for $5 off, so $45 for the Wii U version, tax-free + free shipping, and $35 for the 3DS version, tax-free + free shipping.

Sonic Lost World (Wii U) - Use Promo code EMCXLVN225
Sonic Lost World (3DS) - Use Promo code EMCXLVN224



Bryon15 said:

I would like to see it on 3DS. But I don't think it will reach this goal in just 4 days. If it did, I would buy both Wii U and 3DS versions.



AugustusOxy said:

Pretty bad that we live in a day in age where we have to PAY to have games made. Used to not be like this, until it became like, pretty much impossible to make a game anymore under a certain amount.

What if everyone donates all this money and the game turns out to be crap?



Noboty said:

I want it for my 3DS first and foremost. I will not put any money towards it unless it is guaranteed that it will come to the 3DS. Until then, I am not pledging anything. If that means that it never comes to the 3DS, then so be it.



KnightRider666 said:

What the hell? I thought the stretch goal for 3DS was a lot less and already reached? Now they are simply getting greedy IMO.



Ralizah said:

This game had better look amazing with all the money being funneled into this Kickstarter! A 3DS/Vita version would be nice, but I don't see it getting another million in 4 days.



Shworange said:

I have a feeling that regardless of whether or not the goal is hit, there will be a 3DS version. Seeing as it's the best selling system, it would be a great way to get his fledgling company going.



JJtheTexan said:

As @Shworange mentioned, I strongly suspect a 3DS / Vita version will come out anyway. The difference is, if they meet the stretch goals, they can afford to develop the ports concurrently with the console / PC version; otherwise, they'll likely just start work on it after the first version goes on sale. Maybe we'll get other unique features for the handhelds too!

Of course this is 2015 we're talking about here, so who knows if Vita will even still be supported. (Or Wii U, for that matter...)



MegaManEP3 said:

@JaxonH thanks for sharing that info on the sale! I think I'll be downloading this one though and with the DPP cash it will end up being the same price for me =)



SegaNintendoGMR said:

Well, it made it! I still don't believe some people (meaning 4) donated over 10,000 dollars for this game!!!

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