"The possibilities are limitless here"
Mighty No. 9 studio Comcept has been acquired by Level-5 - custodians of the Professor Layton and Yo-Kai Watch franchises - to create a new company named Level-5 Comcept. This will be an entirely new studio built upon the foundations of Comcept’s existing staff, which currently consists of about 15...
Glug glug glug
Those of you with good memories will no doubt recall Kaio: King of Pirates. The brainchild of former Capcom staffer Keiji Inafune, this 3DS action title was announced in 2011 and was supposed to the hit the console in the following year. Jointly developed by Comcept and Intercept, Inafune's new studios, Kaio was picked up for...
"I'm the key creator. I will own that responsibility"
Mighty No. 9's launch hasn't exactly been a success. The title has shipped to middling reviews and performance problems, and a live stream to promote the game
UPDATE: Translator's comments could have been attributed to Inafune
Update: We've been pointed to a debate around who said 'it's better than nothing' in this context, whether translator Ben Judd added it as an aside or whether it was part of his translation for Keiji Inafune. In the context of the stream both men were encountering a lot of negative...
Keiji Inafune also gives more details on Mighty No. 9 and Red Ash
Inti Creates has shown off the first gameplay footage for Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 at MAGFest 2016. The first trailer for the 3DS sequel was shown during the Inti Creates panel, and it was pointed out that Gunvolt has a new design - as do all of the other characters in the game...
"My staff, though, are really good"
Keiji Inafune is responsible for some of the most joypad-crushingly difficult games of the 8-bit era, with the Mega Man series being considered the ultimate test of skill by many Nintendo players. However, Inafune has admitted to Kotaku UK that he is in fact a mere mortal and doesn't create games which he himself...
Red Ash = ReDash?
Keiji Inafune is the man who created Mega Man, and for that reason alone people tend to sit up and take notice when he teases a new project. He's attending the LA Anime Expo and has hinted at a special announcement that - in his own words - "may interest Mega Man fans." Turns out that announcement is Red Ash, a new title being...
"We're pretty much finished"
Mega Man and Mighty No. 9 creator Keiji Inafune has posted a New Year's greeting in which he reveals that production on his latest epic is almost complete -- as well as showing off a hitherto unseen level. He refers to the development of the game as a "pleasure" and states that he can't wait for players to experience...
Ponytail and midriff mysteriously removed
Keiji Inafune and Inti Creates must think North Americans don't appreciate masculine heroes with luscious locks and bellies showing. NeoGAF user Rockman ZX noticed a subtle difference between the Japanese and North American artwork for Inafune-san's upcoming Mega Man X-style action platformer Azure Striker...
Progress towards a Western release
One month ago, Japanese studio Inti Creates announced it's collaborating with Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune on a new futuristic action-platformer for the 3DS eShop, titled Azure Striker Gunvolt. We still haven't heard anything about a firm release date outside Japan for the game but today Inti Creates launched an...
"I could still gather most of the original team, even right now"
Mega Man Legends 3 didn't happen. We all know that, and for some the fact that the game never saw the light of day remains a sore point. You might assume that the chances of Legends 3 ever being produced are slim to none, but Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune has revealed that he would...
That's mega, man
Mighty No. 9 — perhaps better known as Keiji Infafune's spiritual successor to Mega Man — is still in active development following its triumphant Kickstarter campaign, but the fact that no one has actually played it yet hasn't stopped associated projects from springing up. Tim Carter — writer & producer over at...
Long-delayed 3DS adventure gets another release date
Remember KAIO: King of Pirates, the 3DS title developed by Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune? The last we heard, the game was looking good for a worldwide launch, but the proposed 2012 release date never materialised and the title has been considered MIA since then. However, according to the
"Mario is, for game creators, the development bible"
Nintendo's Mario series is arguably one of the most influential in the realm of video gaming. Super Mario Bros. on the NES almost single-handedly turned the 2D platformer into the world's genre of choice, while the transition to 3D in Super Mario 64 achieved a similar impact and resulted in...
Sailing the seven seas
Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune's next project, King of Pirates, is only confirmed for Japan at the moment, but if Inafune has his way we'll see it leave the Land of the Rising Sun and come to the West. Speaking to Joystiq, Inafune said that like all his titles, he's aiming King of Pirates for a global release: For all my...
'It must happen now'
It seems that the Japanese game industry has become a notable topic at this year's Game Developer's Conference. As we reported yesterday there was some controversy around comments made by indie developer Phil Fish, yet some would agree that, despite the bluntness and innacuracy of saying that Japanese game 'suck', there are...
Such big eyes
Forget Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure: there's a new contender on the block for "most adorable pirates". Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune just unveiled the trailer for his new 3DS game, King of Pirates, and it's full of all the things we love about video games: action, pirates, penguins and an eagle holding a...
Inafune losing hope
Capcom's announcement in July that Mega Man Legends 3 would not see release sparked quite the vitriolic response from supporters, thanks in no small part to its planned utilisation of fan influence and ideas to mould and shape the title. The company stated at the time that this was unrelated to the departure of series creator...
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