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Video: Keiji Inafune Plays Some Mighty No.9, Seems Pleased

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

"Perfect!"

We suspect that Mighty No. 9 is high on the wishlists of many Mega Man fans; it is a "spiritual successor" being led by Keiji Inafune, after all. Nintendo fans will no doubt be pleased that Comcept's title is coming to the Wii U eShop, while it's incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign also means that Abstraction Games will produce a 3DS version.

So far we've seen plenty of concept art and some early screens, but Comcept has now released a brief video — originally shown at a D.I.C.E presentation — that features Inafune-san trying out the game. It shows some fairly fluid animation and an "absorption" dash attack, which looks rather nifty. It's clear this footage was filmed at around the same time as the first screens were shown online in January.

Check it out below, and let us know whether you're as happy with the early build as Inafune-san — Mighty No. 9 is currently pegged for release in April 2015.

[via kotaku.com]

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User Comments (34)

PrincessEevee9

#2

PrincessEevee9 said:

Take all the time you need Inafune we'll happily await your masterpiece!! Gosh this looks amazing!

Squid

#3

Squid said:

Well, it's a small and short video, but it looks like it will be a blast! I really can't wait for this.

Kaze_Memaryu

#4

Kaze_Memaryu said:

Very good! The Absorber Dash move really helps the game retain its speed better than any other mechanic could do! I love it!

PvtOttobot

#6

PvtOttobot said:

Man, I can't wait to get more into game development! Also, Mighty No. 9 is coming along nicely, I'll probably pick this one one up at some point

unrandomsam

#8

unrandomsam said:

I like the way it looks to have depth again (Seems to be quite a recent thing that people have started doing but they all have). Makes it easier to see what you need to and ignore the other parts.

I still prefer Gunstar Heroes (Or Alien Soldier which is what I am playing now) to any Megaman game but I think I like the first Megaman X the best.

MeddlingIdiotStaff

#10

MeddlingIdiot said:

It's looking good and Inafune seems quite pleased with it too. If Inafune's happy, I'm happy.

WitchSugoi

#11

WitchSugoi said:

Cute. Definitely looks like a current gen Megaman game.

@unrandomsam : X was my first MM game. I never really got far in it but I'd love to have it on the 3DS just for nostalgic reasons... and to maybe actually complete it lol.

Nomad

#14

Nomad said:

I'm Getting hyped for this game. This and Shantae. Thank god for indies.

Rafie

#15

Rafie said:

I'm sure the Wii U version will be exceptional. The gamepad is going to add uniqueness to the overall experience. More so than the other platforms. I'm just spoiled with achievements/trophies. So I will be getting the 3DS version of this game, while I get the console version for either the PS4 or Xbox One.

TwilightV

#19

TwilightV said:

Absorbtion Dash huh? That's different. :O

I'm also interested in that model ship on their dresser.

WaveWarlock

#20

WaveWarlock said:

I'm really hoping the visuals are in it's early stages, because everything just looks plain, barren and empty Vs the official Art work. Still excited regardless! :P

Inafune is the man!

PvtOttobot

#22

PvtOttobot said:

@B3ND3R That's encouraging! I'm finding out what my offer for 'Meng Computer and Electronic Engineering' course is this Wed, I reckon I'll pursue game development (I've made a couple games in 'Game Maker') alongside the course and choose what I'll ultimately do, after. All the while, playing plenty of Nintendo games of course!

BJQ1972

#23

BJQ1972 said:

It's a crime that a game like this has to go to Kick starter while Capcom churn out rubbish from Western developers.

Geonjaha

#24

Geonjaha said:

Hopefully Mega Man fans enjoy this, because it looks alright, but nothing amazing.

JaxonH

#25

JaxonH said:

@Rafie

I funded the project so I'm taking my free copy for Wii U (basically get TV play AND small screen handheld play for one device, win-win), and it'll fit nicely next to Mega Man 1-4, X1 and X2 on VC. But I'm also buying this game for the Vita. I guess we're polar opposites lol... Who am I kidding, I'll probably buy it on 3DS as well, just to see it in 3D.

You seen that Percy's Predicament on Wii U eShop? I haven't bought it or played it yet, but I saw a trailer yesterday and it took me right back to the days of the original Super Monkey Ball on the Gamecube (that's a very good thing). Might have to pick it up. Also, that Scram Kitty and His Buddy On Rails is looking top-shelf. Plus Shovel Knight comes out for multiple consoles March 31 (that game will sit nicely alongside my Mega Man/Mighty No 9 collection), and we should be getting more details on Fast Neo soon. I've never been so excited for eShop games, I really haven't. But seeing we just got a Super Monkey Ball type game, we're getting a Mega Man type game, an F-Zero type game, and an on-rails shooter similar to Metroid morph ball stuck to magnetic rails with guns... too awesome!

sinalefa

#26

sinalefa said:

@TwoTheNines

It is right there in the article, with a link to the original news. Abstraction Games, but I have no idea who they are.

This looks 10 times better (should I say 9 instead?) than the stills that we had seen before. I can take my time, but I am happy with their early results. I supported this one so tomorrow we should be seeing another update sent via email.

unrandomsam

#28

unrandomsam said:

@BJQ1972 It is strange Capcom are releasing a Strider game but not another Megaman. (Or even the ZX Collection which they did before for quite a while).

Kmno

#29

Kmno said:

It is sad that Megaman up until now is dead but at least this spiritual successor is being made and it is by the same guy who has been at the helm since the NES days. If anything I dream that Nintendo buys the franchise and return it to its former glory.

JuanitoShet

#30

JuanitoShet said:

I've played little to no MegaMan in my life - I need this game! If I haven't gotten around to playing the originals, the least I could do is play a spiritual successor. :B

Henmii

#32

Henmii said:

Now that I saw it in action, it looks better! It still has potential!

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