Mighty No. 9 has had an interesting history. Its Kickstarter campaign was a spectacular success, with the desire for a spiritual successor to Mega Man and the leading role of Keiji Inafune causing a huge buzz. As it stands now, however, it's had a visual redesign that's been criticised by some, and now its release has been delayed.

Due for release in September, published by Deep Silver, it's now been pushed back to early 2016. The following was shared with backers on the game's forum.

As we have communicated in the updates to our backers, all of the core content for the game is developed and in a complete state.

However, there are still bugs and issues pertaining to the online features that are included in the game. These bugs and issues have a direct effect on enjoyment of the game, so a decision was made to work these issues out before release.

Currently, Comcept and their partners are working at full capacity to resolve these issues and fix any remaining bugs.

Comcept has been criticised recently, too, with a crowdfunding campaign for RED Ash: The Indelible Legend drawing ire for its announcement coming prior to Mighty No. 9's release. That campaign then, bizarrely, announced that the game had actually been fully funded by Chinese company Fuze, and ultimately failed to hit its Kickstarter goal. This delay to Mighty No. 9 will do little for the image of the developer.

Are you disappointed by this delay, or happy to wait? Let us know.

[via eurogamer.net]