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Can Mighty No.9 live up to the “MEGA” hype that’s called Mega Man?
Earlier this month Comcept’s Mighty No.9 went gold, the game has finally finished production. The company is going to release Keiji Inafune’s new project starting on June 21st for PC, Playstation 4, WII U, and Xbox One. The “Mega Man” legend, and his all-star team of veteran Mega Man devs, started a Kickstarter campaign for his project three years ago. It was a huge success and over 67,000 fans initially backed his project, raising over $4 Million for Keiji Inafune’s spiritual successor to one of my all-time favorite side-scollers, Mega Man. Unfortunately, Since its Kickstarter Campaign was funded three years ago the game was delayed multiple times and this resulted in a lot of fans, backers, and potential new players losing interest in the upcoming Classic Japanese side-scrolling action masterpiece. Luckily, I stuck with the game and I was/am still really hyped for Beck’s debut on PC and consoles this June.
I was hoping for a new Mega Man title/project ever since 2010’s Mega Man 10 – which was an amazing game, I need more games like Mega Man in my life – but Capcom never announced a new project. They did however released the Mega Man Legacy Collection last August. This amazing collection included faithful reproductions of the first 6 original Mega Man games and the awesomely awesome Challenge Mode, which remixes gameplay segments from all 6 games. Even though this collection was a good way to keep us interested – at least they had me hyped and occupied for a while – there never came a new Mega Man. The collection soon felt like Mega Man’s last gasp of air – and a quick way to earn some cash on the hype Mighty No.9 brought – before Capcom closed the doors on one of my childhood heroes.
I’m still hoping for a new Mega Man game, but I can’t imagine Capcom releasing one soon. Mega Man is, and always will be, one of my childhood heroes. An Icon. A legend. Comcept’s Mighty No.9 has some big shoes to fill and I’m honestly rooting for them to deliver an evenly amazing experience. But I’m also in conflict with myself. Can the mighty Beck live up to my image of Mega Man? We all know Mighty No.9 is Mega Man 11 – they just couldn’t use the name – but does that also means the game will leave the same impact as the original? Will Mighty No.9 become as popular as Mega Man did in its glory days? What do you guys think? leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Join us next month for more Mighty No.9 when the game releases on June 21st for Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, and WII U.