Mighty No. 9’s Keiji Inafune Conveys His Thanks To Kickstarter Backers

By Ishaan . September 3, 2013 . 12:20pm

The Mighty No. 9 has cleared its first funding goal on Kickstarter and project lead Keiji Inafune has a message to share with those that have been backing the game. Watch his video message below:



The Mighty No. 9 is currently at around $1.3 million in contributions on Kickstarter.

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  • Byas

    Now all we have to do is wait until we get a Mighty Legends spin-off and we can achieve everlasting peace.

  • TheExile285

    We want Vita & 3DS versions, Inafune!!!

    • leingod

      Vita would be awesome.

      • Testsubject909

        That said, I hear Sony is getting bombarded on Twitter about it.

        If true. Keep at it.

        • leingod

          Really? I’ll do my part then and throw twitter-bombs of my own :P

    • subsamuel01

      They said their considering 3DS versions, I’m sure if this game makes it over the final 2.5 million dollars they might do one down the road.

  • Unlimax

    I’m happy for him ~
    Can’t wait for this gem .

  • thats pretty cool of him, hope the mighty no. 9 does extremely well

    • TheGioG

      That’s the spirit, X! And hey, if it does well and Inafune takes up interest in a sequel to this game, it could be a spiritual successor to YOUR games. Mighty Variable X; Good god, I can feel it in my bones already!

  • I’m glad for him!
    He finally is reaching the first steps for realizing his dream to change the industry. I know it’s -waaaay- too early to say but this is probably a great first step.
    Kudos, Inafune. I hope you make Mighty 9 one title I won’t ever forget :)

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Good ol’ Inafune.
    Less than 2 days in and it’s already been funded. Can’t wait for this at all!

  • AuraGuyChris

    We’ll help you reach your goals faster!



  • AkuLord3

    No thank yous yet…we still got to go Big or GO BROKE! 2.5 Million RET’S GO

  • Sentsuizan_93
    • TheExile285

      Alternate costume? Cool

      • Unlimax

        Its Cirno from Touhou ~
        just a fanmade … or maybe not lol

      • SupaPhly

        It’s an injoke about touhou

    • shoulda seen this coming

    • Kevadu

      Why does Touhou have to be *everywhere*?

      • Warboss Aohd

        dat iz one o’ da rulez o’ da internet.

        Touhou iz in everythin’.

      • MrTyrant

        The joke was too obvious.

      • Testsubject909

        It’s Touhou.

      • neocatzon

        Rule ⑨: There is a Touhou version of it. no exceptions.
        It’s written. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RulesOfTheInternet

      • Michael Connell

        Soon enough a My Little Pony version will be made

      • Namuro

        Why not? :D

    • Ramengeddon

      Missed opportunity. “The Strongest No.9”

    • anthony apduhan

      reminds me of Kariya Misaki…

  • Chaos_Knight

    I’m not ready to say “You’re welcome.” We should all keep going forward.

  • Be famous and people throw you money, heh~

    • Letiumtide

      I suppose you could look at it that way, however, it’s more to the fact that people know what he’s capable of and know that he’s actually going to put the product that he is showcasing on the market. A lot of the reason why small projects don’t get noticed is because it’s often somebody who is largely unproven and if kickstarter has taught anything, it’s that sometimes those unproven projects blow up.

      It’s nice to just think that it’s fame alone that does it, but I think of it more as knowing that he knows what he’s doing and that he’s going to do it.

      • J_Joestar

        Yeah, sure he is quite famous now, but that fame came from a list of respectable works that loved the world over.

  • Warboss Aohd

    i like ta imagine dis as a huge middle finger ta Capcom.

  • J_Joestar
  • Sergio Briceño

    He looks so happy. Happy people work better.

  • Testsubject909

    No no no… We thank You Inafune.

    From the bottom of our hearts. And our wallets.

  • Göran Isacson

    Whenever I see any of the updates pertaining to this game I just go onto youtube and crank up the Megaman 2 intro stage. Oh so thematically appropriate and triumphant. Anyone else doing the same thing, or maybe you’re busting out some other appropriately awesome tune?

  • SetzerGabbiani

    Capcom really missed the mark by not letting this guy innovate inside the company. $1 Million in 24 hrs for the spiritual successor to Mega Man? Yeah, they really underestimated the fanbase.

    • Something to keep in mind is that larger companies like Capcom are wary of using Kickstarter, and perhaps rightfully so. In a lot of cases, people may not take kindly to a larger company like theirs asking the community for their money to develop a game.

      • neocatzon

        I’m still unsure why Capcom holds the series so much. Is it because they don’t know what to do with the series? Anyway I only see good thing will happen to Megaman with Mighty No 9’s success.

        • I heard that, Capcom in their own perception, sees that Megaman games are not profitable as of recent. They can only release low-budget games for it like X-Over, whereas making a full game on current consoles could be a very risky move should it will never meet the set standard target sales figure.

          • neocatzon

            How about Gaist Crusher, it’s very well a same with any megaman’s spin offs. Why not staple Megaman’s brand on that? Also, they don’t have to do it on console, 2d platforms or spin offs works well on handhelds.

        • Perhaps there just isn’t anyone at Capcom with a strong enough vision for Mega Man to convince the higher-ups that it’s worth doing. Look at what happened with Metroid at Nintendo for so many years. They couldn’t/didn’t do anything with it until they had all the right staff lined up.

          • neocatzon

            and what’s wrong with spawning spin offs like .exe series while waiting for the right man. I think Gaist Crusher can get more exposure under Megaman brand.

    • AndyLC

      That’s a strange thing to say, considering that the X, Zero, ZX, Legends, and so on series all continued Megaman in different directions.

  • C_Diamond

    yeah…hell yeah

  • The dream was able to become a reality because of the faithful and loyal “Beckers”. Mr. Inafune made the Call, and the Beckers responded.

    Also, These are, personally, striking lines from M#9 Team’s recent message addressed to their fans and supporters alike:

    There are no losers in our success. There are also no bad guys to rail against.

    Perhaps Capcom also supports this project. Heard they’re that lone “Becker” who pledged 10K.


    I hope that the Mighty Series gets popular after this. Than we can expected a Mighty Legends and a Mighty X or someying among the lines.

    And in Deadpool style: Suck it Capcom…

    • ChirotheHiro

      I don’t think the Mighty Switch Force games and the Might No. 9 are related dude, they just have “Mighty” in their names.

  • AndyLC

    Inafune: “Japanese games are dead!!”
    >>raises 1 million in 2 days because people want to play Japanese games
    Inafune a day later at PAX: “JP games are still dead!!”

    Dangit Inafune

    • About this claim, I am still puzzled (Or forgotten) about the specifics; What is with the Japanese video games or industry nowadays that Inafune sees as stagnation or decline?

      • According to the FAQ in the kickstater supposedly because they only think to appeal the japanese audience instead of going global and work with the west too or something like that lol.

      • AndyLC

        He says general things like ‘innovation’ but… those are just buzz word. I think he’s just critical of Capcom in particular as they do have a lot of organizational problems, but expresses it as “Japanese Games Industry” ’cause he doesn’t want to single out Capcom.

        And even using Kickstarter… well Project Phoenix (RPG by Nobuo Uematsu and others) used kickstarter before Inafune, and they did it without trashing their peers.

        The problems of the JP games industry is in internal organization, marketing, and budget. That’s where they are behind the US, a country built upon team dynamics and supreme marketing power. Inafune doesn’t contribute any solution to this problem when he damns the whole industry with generalized words.

        Like, look at the other ex-Capcom guy, Hideki Kamiya. That guy just makes games, promotes them, and doesn’t trash talk any of his peers to do it.

        • PoweredByHentai

          Part of the reason why Inafune criticizes Capcom so heavily is because Capcom keeps doing pointless reorganizations every 5 years or so.

          If you want a sure-fire way of killing morale and any sense of group cohesion, that is certainly the way to do it.

  • Shady Shariest

    No, thank YOU!
    …For giving the game to us :3

  • Kristoffer Brandberg

    I’m super happy that Mr. Inafune has also tried and help Edo Superstar (a different Kickstarter-project) to
    get noticed. I’m a backer for this project as well and it would be a waste
    to see it not come into fruition. Thank you so much for your assistance,
    Mr. Inafune!

  • bushin

    Watch capcom announce a new megaman game in response. Then the war really begins.

    • Arcana Wiz

      and we fans shall rejoice cause of the ressurection of Megaman franchise….. but i trust more inafune with a spiritual successor than a Capcom megaman………

      • InfectedAI

        Exactly, at this point I’ve lost all interest in a Capcom Mega Man game. I wanna see what Inafune does on his own.

  • Notquitesure?

    Thats very sweet, so much relief.

  • Aristides

    And it’s things like these that give the Video Game industry a future.

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