The release date for the successor to the highly successful and popular Mega Man franchise, Mighty No. 9, has been announced to be on Sept. 15 in North America and Sept. 18 for the rest of the world.
The creator of Mega Man, Keiji Inafune, and comcept, his studio, revealed that it was teaming up with Deep Silver, the publisher of Dead Island and Saints Row, for the upcoming video game. Deep Silver will assist in publishing the side-scrolling Mighty No. 9, which started out as a Kickstarter campaign, to be released in retail stores and through digital means.
The video game will be available through download or through CDs for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U, along with older consoles, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Mighty No. 9 will also be released for the PC, Mac and Linux on Sept. 15, with versions for handheld consoles Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita to be launched at a later date, but only digitally.
According to Deep Silver, however, the partnership with comcept will not only be for publishing Might No. 9. The publisher revealed that it will also provide additional resources for comcept to be able to develop additional downloadable content and other features for Mighty No. 9.
Included in the planned DLC for the video game is entitled the Ray DLC, which will give players access to a stage that features a battle against the villain Ray. If the player is able to beat him, Ray will then be added to the main campaign as a playable character.
The Ray expansion will be included in all the retail versions of Mighty No. 9, and is also a free download for the video game's backers during its Kickstarter campaign.
The partnership between Deep Silver and comcept will also mean that the title will include French and Japanese voiceovers, along with localized versions of Mighty No. 9 with subtitles for Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian and Spanish.
The deal will allow comcept to retain its ownership of the Mighty No. 9 brand, while Deep Silver will be heading the marketing campaigns and sales for the video game.
The Kickstarter campaign that looked to source funding for Mighty No. 9 was able to overwhelmingly surpass its target of $900,000, raising a total of over $3.8 million.
The video game features the adventures of Beck, the hero of Mighty No. 9 which bears a striking resemblance to Mega Man. The title will include 12 stages and a New Game Plus mode which features additional difficulty levels. Mighty No. 9 will also include modes such as Boss Rush and online races and challenges for two players.