According to the latest trailer from Deep Silver and Comcept, Mighty No. 9 will be released on June 21st for home consoles and PC. The trailer takes jabs at itself and pokes fun at geek culture, but ultimately it’s a reminder that the game has been delayed in ways that should make both Deep Silver and Comcept rather embarrassed.
Originally set for release last year, Mighty No. 9 is a Kickstarter project that has had more setbacks than the Dark Tower movie. The incessant delays has not only destroyed confidence in Mighty No. 9 potentially turn out to be a good game, but has also wavered whatever faith the community had in Keiji Inafune’s Comcept. If they had originally said that the game was going to be a mid-2016 release as far back as 2014, then I think gamers could have been accepting of that, but constantly promising a release and then delaying it a month or two before it shelves did nothing but disparage fans.
Well, Deep Silver and Comcept apparently hope to mend bridges by letting anime fans know that they won’t be taking anyone as a date to the dance on prom night. You can check out the trailer below courtesy of Gamegeekz.
The trailer ends showing the Wii U, Xbox One and PS4 verions of Mighty No. 9. This likely means that the other versions will be delayed until further notice. I also wonder if the feature that caused the game to have been delayed for so long – the online multiplayer – will actually work as intended? It would be a real shame if players going to boot up the multiplayer found that it was either janky or didn’t work right.
Anyway, Mighty No. 9 was originally supposed to be a successor to Mega Man since Capcom has completely crapped on the brand. Fans of the blue bomber have been left out in the cold, and Keiji Inafune and Comcept were supposed to restore faith in the concept of Mega Man with Mighty No. 9… except, that doesn’t appear to be happening.
On the upside, if they can at least get the game up and out by June 21st then that’s a milestone that they’ll have finally passed. It won’t excuse all the shenanigans leading up to release, but at least it’ll have been released.