Mighty No. 9 Hits Every Single Stretch Goal, Will Have Online Race Mode

By Ishaan . October 2, 2013 . 11:01am

With close to $3.9 million in Kickstarter contributions and another $186,000 from PayPal contributions, Mighty No. 9 has ended its Kickstarter campaign on a high note, having hit every single one of its stretch goals.


The final three stretch goals were achieved last night, adding a single-player stage exclusive to Call, the game’s second protagonist; an optional retro-style chiptunes soundtrack; and an online battle race mode.


In the online battle race mode, you and a friend compete online, trying to race to the end of slightly modified versions of Mighty No. 9’s single-player stages. You won’t be able to directly affect each other—instead, you’ll see your opponent as a “ghost” image—but enemies that you defeat will impede your opponent.


Mighty No. 9 is in development for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

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  • DudeOnly

    In your face Capcom XD

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      More like IN YOUR FACE to every other Kickstarter project. 67k people donated. That isnt a lot

      • Enzo

        I would say 67k is a lot.

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          Gaming’s too niche and requires bigger audiences to go anywhere.

          The AAA formula doesnt work with hollywood budgets since Hollywood has wider audience. Games dont. They may make twice the amount of money as movies but they need that audience to maintain interest. We cant just use the red ocean strategy and not expand the market.

          • InfectedAI

            Kickstarter isn’t the sole audience. Many people don’t even know about Kickstarter and many don’t support it. If it was this much of a success at crowd funding, the actual release is going to reach several times more people.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Yeah, but Im talking about the industry wide business model

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Nothing of the sort Caeser. Im just saying Kickstarters could do so much more if they had more than 2000 people backing them and that the AAA business model can not survive

          • InfectedAI

            I still disagree. 67k people is a lot. Things like crowd funding will always be niche, so I don’t expect it to get huge. And games are more niche than movies, especially in genres like this. I think you’re downplaying what a huge success this is.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Im not downplaying anyones success, Gamers just need to be more proactive rather than sitting on their lards

          • InfectedAI

            Gamers raised 4 million dollars out of their own pocket money and got the word out on this making it one of the most successful gaming ventures before the game even seriously started development. What exactly do you want them to do? Your standards sound ludicrously high.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Maybe im just salty that it takes a god damn franchise spiritual successor that people have loved for over 25 years for them to accomplish anything.

            Yeah,Im salty. Real salty.

          • César H. Sandoval

            You’re assuming that every potential buyer of a game like this would also risk to fund it themselves.

    • Stop this. I’m leaving this comment up for everyone else to see as a warning. There’s no need to keep digging up the past.

      • Shane Guidaboni

        Well, it is a slap in the face to Capcom. There’s no denying that.

        • LaserVision

          Stop being so dramatic. Was it a slap in the face when the “father of Final Fantasy” created Lost Odyssey? Most game developers are too overworked to be obsessing about what their ex-bosses are doing. Also they aren’t bitter children.

          • Shane Guidaboni

            I don’t know what game that is, but it’s pretty obvious that this is Inafune’s attempt to give Mega Man fans what they’ve been wanting.

          • LaserVision

            I agree that he did want to please some of his fans. My problem is everyone is implying KI made this game out of spite. That is stupid. I think KI wanted to make this game because A) He wanted to do his passion project. B) He’s good at it and loves making side-scrollers. C) He’s a game developer! It’s his job! He has to earn a living.

          • Shane Guidaboni

            My comment never implied that this was done out of spite, but that it’s an indirect insult to Capcom as a result of its creation. I certainly believe KI created this out of passion for the project and his job.

          • Chido55

            I agree with that. If you hover around the SS series under his watch, he was as excited as the players. His passion was really pure, just to bring some good o funs to gamers out there.

      • DudeOnly

        Ok sorry :P

      • Godman

        Thank you! Lets just all enjoy MM’s Rebirth
        This game will definitely be Day one for me on PS4!

      • zaidandzhadow

        Yeah that must be stop the last 3 capcom fans could feel bad.

      • LaserVision

        I don’t like how everyone is dwelling on Capcom’s failure in creating a Mega Man game when we should be celebrating the success of the project. KI gets to create the game he has always wanted to make and do it in a way that can provide for his family, and his development team. That should be the main story. Nothing else.

        I forgot to add that I am happy for everyone involved. It really was a dream team. From 8-4 to inti-creates I’m a fan of each and every one of them.

        • Chris Evan Jonance Ingeniero

          we are dwelling because we still love Megaman and capcom is an asshole for killing him

      • Is it really the ‘past’ when Capcom is continuing to act a fool though

      • God

        Oh, for the love of me! Stop being such crybabies! So?! What if i like to joke at the expense of Capcom, is that really so bad? Stop making such a big deal of it people, they are just JOKES!

    • O.O

      As an early 90’s till present gamer i owe a lot to CAPCOM INCLUDING mighty no.9, i can’t say that just for a few mistakes they made i will hate them till kingdom goddam come,… no we should stop this no one’s perfect.

      • DudeOnly

        I know what you are trying to say, they made great games back then and they still do Dragon Dogma,Phoenix Wright…etc, I don’t hate Capcom, i hate their bad decisions mainly with MM,Breath of Fire and a reboot of a certain series, people say that we think KI made the game out of spite i don’t really know how anyone came to this conclusion, Mighty no.9 is KI answer to his fans and Capcom bad decisions regarding MM, MegaMan is one of my favorite games and it’s given that i would be delighted to see Mighty no.9 moving forward.

  • AuraGuyChris

    You say you hit everything when there’s clearly an unknown goal at the very bottom.

    • Romored

      I guess he means all the announced goals. That final “secret” stretch goal was never actually announced, nor I think they ever thought about it since they barely thought they’d have reached 4 millions.

    • Mental

      There’s no unknown goal. That was left there just in case they wanted to add new goals based on fan feedback.

      • Ramengeddon

        I’m sure they have plenty goals planned or at least talked about that the public doesn’t know about because these stretch goals aren’t arbitrary so they have to plan ahead just in case.

    • Christopher

      They kept the question marks there. They were adding goals for awhile, and just didn’t remove it. In the off chance that 4mil was hit the day before, they MIGHT have added an extra goal. Nothing saying they had one planned, just the option would be there if it came to it.

  • malek86

    I wonder which version I should get. Probably Steam, because screenshots.

    • InfectedAI

      You can screenshot non-Steam games.

      • malek86

        Well yeah. I actually meant PC in general, but I’m pretty sure this will be a Steam-only release, so it’s the same really.

        • Syn

          u do know its releasing in every major platform right..plus Vita has screenshots as well so yeah(not sure about the 3ds, dont own one yet)

          • malek86

            Well yes, it’s kinda written in the article. I meant Steam-only for PC, as in, it won’t have a DRM-free release. Unless they eventually put it on GOG. Maybe they will.

          • Bigabu Beaze

            I thought it was DRM free.

        • InfectedAI

          They said from the start there will be a DRM free option. Which makes sense since Humble Bundle are distributing it.

  • CptPokerface

    And to think that just a few days ago we all considered ourselves lucky if we got the vita3ds versions. Congratulations Inafune, make this amazing like we know you can

  • Freud_Hater

    Wow, that’s pretty incredible… I guess I’ll be picking up the Vita or 3DS versions ‘.’

  • I gotta say, congratulations to them! I didn’t think they’d get the 4mil goal… but that just shows you shouldn’t doubt the power of people who really want a game like this.

    Now for Shantae to beat my expectations.

    • Rohan Viajar

      Yeah! Mods of Siliconera, I hope you can read this.
      I was hoping you guys could write a small article concerning Shantae’s kickstarter and how the paypal is going to extend for 2 months after the kickstarter ends.


      the people who back after the kickstarter also get the same bonuses.(i.e. hyper light drifter sword and blue shantae costume)


      @CPTallyDrew Nope, you won't miss out. All the Kickstarter rewards will continue through PayPal, including the costume!— WayForward (@WayForward) September 30, 2013

  • Heisst

    There’s still ???.

    • Kaitsu

      They added that after we reached all the goals. But their paypal is still up, so we’ll just have to find out if people still want to donate.

    • Guest

      I wanted to know what ‘???’ was, now curiosity will haunt me forever x.x

      • Namuro

        Maybe it’s for Pink Call! LOL

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      That was the Mega Man 9 secret that no one ever found.

  • Minos

    What is a “Call Stage”?

    • Christopher

      It is a stage where you will play as Call (Beck’s sister)

      • Arcana Wiz

        well they never said that she is his sister, but yeah you can say that she is beck older sis.

      • César H. Sandoval

        Partners, They’re not brother and sister actually, both were made by different people unlike Rock and Roll.

  • Godman


    The sheer amount of support this game has gotten is enough to bring a tear to my eye. At first I never really cared about this game (Was never a Megaman fan to begin with) However it seems that little Beck has grown on me to the point where even I donated. I will use this game to get me into this genre of gameplay.

    Also MNo. 3 <3 <3 <3

  • TheExile285


  • Anime10121

    To think I had little faith in the beginning that this would even reach THIS generations consoles! Boy do I love it when my faith in gamers is reignited :D

  • Rocket D

    This is amazing. I’m starting to think if it’s for the right cause kickstarter should be used to help encourage near impossible localizations of games as well. If fans want something bad enough they will pay for it clearly.

    It’s wonderful to see this game received such a high amount of support like this. I think the team deserves it.

    • malek86

      Xseed already explained that the KS model wouldn’t work well for localizations, because japanese companies who sell licenses, want a guarantee that you’ll be able to pay for it. And they only give lower prices because of the risks involved (which would be eliminated with KS).

      Read the last part here: http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2012/02/kickstarter-blindside/all/

      • katamari damacy

        It doesn’t work well for localizations done by a north american Publisher, but nothing stops the japanese Developer from going the kickstarter route. How about self-publishing developers like Sega? Sega of America could easily start a kickstarter from Yakuza 5 or Isshin or Kenzan.

        • malek86

          That’s exactly what Xseed is afraid of (if japanese publishers noticed the KS interest, small localization companies would eventually go out of business). That said, a KS also looks pretty unprofessional when you think about it (imagine a big company like Sega saying: hey, we need money to localize this title).

          • katamari damacy

            Well it’s how they word it as well. Have Sega set the the price to be like a purchase or at least a pledge of Yakuza 5 or something. So have levels be $60 – get game, $85 get limited edition, #120 get premium edition. The rationale is that they want potential customers to pledge their purchase, if it goes beyond X dollars to break even, the game is made. As longa s Sega doesn’t accept ANY amount (i think KS allows any amount donated) then they can make a claim that it’s not them begging for money, just testing the market for viability by having people pledge money so they guarantee themselves that Yakuza localisation will AT LEAST not lose money. Have the amounts be refundable if there isn’t enough money and it works.

          • malek86

            I think there’s a possibility for that, and I guess at some point some publisher will try doing exactly what you described. I wonder, however, how people will react to it. Especially because nowadays in the gaming community publishers are supposed to be the big evil guys.

            There’s also the fact that both KS and Amazon get a share of the revenue, and I don’t think you can put a limit to the amount pledged. So logistics for KS are difficult.

            Some small publishers are already doing something similar, like when Ghostlight asked for 1800 preorders to start printing Devil Survivor 2. That’s similar to what you suggested, when you think about it. There’s no need to go for Kickstarter in particular, which has its own share of problems.

          • katamari damacy

            True enough. Sega could also just set up a pledge like promotion, advertised through gaming websites like IGN, on a Sega sanctioned site with the caveat that if the game does not hit X copies sold, everyone’s pledge will be refunded and the game would not be made. Likewise if there is enough orders to warrant a purchase the pledges become ‘locked in’ and the purchase is made at that time. Like putting a down payment on a game.

          • malek86

            Yeah, but that would have a certain degree of “publicity” that big companies don’t like. In a way, these companies want to keep on doing things themselves without involving consumers, because it allows them to set their own terms.

            Think about when MML3 was cancelled. Capcom said it was due to the “low involvement of the fans”. But we never got any real information. If they had used an arbitrary number (like say, “we wanted this number of newsletter subscribers and we didn’t reach it) people would have been able to see whether involvement was really low, or if the higher-ups had simply changed their minds due to other circumstances.

            In other words, it’s easier for Sega to not promise anything, so that should things go to hell, they won’t have to honor any promise.

      • Rocket D

        Thank you for the info and link, I hadn’t seen it before.

  • GameTaco

    For those that didn’t watch the Twitch livestream: The finalists for the Call design are E, F, and H. I’m… Sure you can guess which one I voted for, but really, I wasn’t seeing H coming. I was honestly expecting to see A, I, or even B. Inafune also joked a little about his design, D, admitting that she was pretty much an homage to Dr. Wily.

    I’m still amazed it made so much. I was not expecting the last three days to be so crazy. It’s as though, in the span of a day, the funding went from slowly crawling toward the Co-op Challenges goal to firing the afterburners. Major congratulations to everyone at Comcept. I’m looking forward to 2015 already.

    • Sardorim

      Pink Not!Aero will live on in my heart….

      • s07195


    • ShinobiBrown

      I was one of the few who preferred A’s design (they were mostly a loud minority). I’m normally not a fan of pigtails but considering she’s a robot, those could have easily been used to form melee weapons if they ended up being detachable and that would have been awesome. A real shame it didn’t make it. I blame it on the fact that she didn’t have a skirt, lol. My second choice was F, so at least that got in. A will still be my favorite of the bunch though.

      • GameTaco

        I still love that oh-so-moe Call I. I heard that one got a sudden push near the end, but it wasn’t enough. :(

        At this stage, I’d love to see H adopt elements from A and some of the others. I feel like detachable hair is going to be a theme no matter what the final design is, but… Now that we know she’s going to be playable, we need to take that into consideration. Rocket hair!

        Roll Call is probably going to be the winning vote regardless, though. :P

    • I agree with your vote. I’m kinda hoping that Call E manages to win the final vote, but I’ll be good either way with what results.

    • Ixbran

      I Hope E wins. I would have preferred B, shes so Adorkable<3, but E will make a good design.

      F, while it is a nice design, reminds me too much of Roll. Which is, for me, treading on dangerous territory. I just think F should be avoided entirely.

      H reminds me too much of Penny from the Inspector Gadget animated TV series, which weirds me out for some reason. I woldnt mind if that design won, I'd just constantly be expecting "Uncle Gadget" to pop up sooner or later.

      E is far more original for me compared to the other two, and the fact it has a head set goes with her name, Call.

    • Well, I think Wily Call/Call-D would make a decent ally or henchbot to the mad scientist. Something as a little homage to him.

  • Christopher Nunes

    Glad I could help with the fundraising and since I donated $120 I’m expecting a really good artbook in the mail in the future. ^_^

    • César H. Sandoval

      UDON it’s making it, if you have seen their MM artbooks you can be sure of what to expect.

  • サレム

    Now E needs to win and everything will be more than allright with the world. It already is tbh.

    • Naw, F.

    • CirnoLakes


    • ShinobiBrown

      A Call was the best Call. Now we will never see the potential of detachable pigtails being formed into melee weapons.

      F Call is a close second. E looks like she jumped straight out of Panty and Stocking, lol.

    • You mean F right?

    • Jrocy247

      Nah, More like F

  • Zangetsu777

    Now that Mighty No. 9’s future is secure lets show some love for

    Shantae Half-Genie Hero!



    • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

      Here here!!

      I’ve already tossed a few bucks their way. It’s nice to see devs show support to not only to their own but other people’s projects.

    • Mr_SP

      Not too interested in Hyper Light Drifter… (Plus they’ve exceeded their funding 15 times over…)

      I’ve already helped fund Shantae, but their Stretch Goals are looking a little unfunded, which is sad.

      • Zangetsu777

        very true i want to see Shantae hit at least 1 or 2 more goals hopefully 3 goals.

        I just want these 2 games to be all they can be.

  • Oh Capcom, I do hope you are seeing this news and crying your faces off.

  • SlickRoach

    That’s good to hear. Hope the game is actually good enough to live up to expectations and hype.

  • InfectedAI

    So happy it got full funded. It’ll be awesome seeing the entire development process be documented. It’ll make the game so much more awesome when it’s finally released.

  • ChiffonCake

    And I didn’t think it’d hit 4m… it’s amazing.

  • DragKudo


  • Hau To

    Cirno is getting her own game?

  • dahuuuundge

    now we play the waiting game

  • CirnoLakes

    That’s the power of Call.

    And last day funding on Kickstarter.

    • s07195

      Are there other examples of frantic last day funding? Only funded two projects myself.

    • Mr_SP

      The fence sitters got… called over?

  • katamari damacy

    Too bad none of the goals are ‘Physical Copies of the Game to be Sold’

    • 하세요

      I have no idea what the actual numbers are for physical game productions, but something tells me we would need a much, much larger number for that to happen. Isn’t that what the bulk of video game development costs go to?

  • I do hope this Kickstarter is a spark that will, in the future shift the landscape of video gaming industry– To the one with a playing field not purely dominated by triple AAA third party developer big name companies.

  • Kitestwinblades

    Dunno why but I was expecting it to explode MORE the last 9 minutes xD
    But 4 million… Its heights like that make me proud and excited.
    Also It makes IZRA’s Mighty Money Maker Picture all the more hilarious. Congratulations!

  • im so glad this game got all the funding it deserved! im poor, so all i could give was $20, but its awesome that we will see it as the fully realised game they intended for it to be!

  • LogicIncarnate

    Day 1 buy on Wii U for me!

    • Mr_SP

      Pfft. “Buy”. I’ve already got mine reserved.

  • I’m dying with excitement for this this :) This is what everyone that loves megaman wants! A new game with a new take to the old classic.

  • .:Raphællius:.

    I will laugh pretty hard if this game will fail.

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