Mighty No. 9: It’s like Mega Man, but it’s not.

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Want a new Mega Man game?

While Capcom is “having discussions” about a new game, Mega Man series creator Kenji Inafune and a crew of Mega Man veterans are Kickstarting a very similar style platform game called Mighty No. 9.

And… dang. Does it look like it could be truly excellent.

Check out some of the screen shots…

mighty-no-9-Cmighty-no-9-Bmighty-no-9-AFrom the Kickstarter campaign page…

Mighty No. 9 is an all-new Japanese side-scrolling action game that takes the best aspects of the 8- and 16-bit era classics you know and love, and transforms them with modern tech, fresh mechanics, and fan input into something fresh and amazing!

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 over to go berserk. Run, jump, blast, and transform your way through six stages (or more, via stretch goals) you 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!

Every aspect of development—art, level design, music, programming, etc.—is being handled by veteran Japanese game creators with extensive experience in the genre, and with Mega Man in particular, all the way up to and including the project’s leader, Keiji Inafune himself! Backers will have unprecedented access to seeing this team at work through blogs, podcasts, videos, concept art—the works!

Beck… Rock… same diff, right?

Point is, the game looks awesome and you might want to check it out.

Now, if Capcom would only Kickstart a new Mega Man Legends game.

Watch the video below…

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