Watch Keiji Inafune Play An Early Build Of Mighty No. 9

By Ishaan . February 7, 2014 . 10:34am

Comcept have shared a brief video of Keiji Inafune playing an alpha version ROM of Mighty No. 9. Titled the “α2” ROM, this build of the game can be seen below. The video was part of Inafune’s talk at D.I.C.E. 2014.



Mighty No. 9 is in development for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita. It’s scheduled for launch in April 2015.

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  • Shippoyasha

    1 year and change isn’t a lot of time. I wonder how fast the rest of the game development will be, going forward.

    • icecoffemix

      Umm, those are clearly not the whole thing that has been finished, just the one they want to show.

    • Yuuki

      and they had to write an whole new engine for it

      • icecoffemix

        Wut? They’re using UE3, smart move.

        • Yuuki

          didnt get that detail, but good to know

  • They got $3,000,000 to make Mega Man 11?

    • Blame Capcom.

    • icecoffemix

      Yes they should have created a fighting game with fat mighty no.9 instead.


      • RichyGaming

        I’d play it.

    • César H. Sandoval

      Nope, they got 4M to make a new game series based on Megaman’s core concept, MM11 would be another 8bit demake.

      • Sorry Mega Man X9 HD

        • César H. Sandoval

          If this was X9, I would have backed it with double the money!

    • Enzo

      You do realize that only 900k is what they demanded for the game, and all that extra money goes into the stretch goals (like making the online multiplayer, other modes, and the fact that it will pretty much be available for ALL the platforms). Also, it actually costs more than $4m to do what they are doing. They just needed the money to help take some of the financial load off their backs. AND I think you have no idea what Mega Man is like if you think this game is what a Mega Man 11 is like (e.g. absorbing regular enemies’ powers NOT in Mega Man games).

    • You do know what a stretch goal is right?

  • Did I just see the concept art of the Kickstarter in the game ?! Impressive :)

  • AlteisenX

    You can never hate Inafune. I’m extremely hyped for a Vita version.

    • icecoffemix

      It’s long overdue for great looking megaman session on bed. Can’t wait!

    • TheFoolArcana

      Yeah, its not like he was responsible for closing Clover Studio or anything. Nope.

      • icecoffemix

        Yes, he must be doing it out of spite and clearly the only factor responsible. /s

    • TheGioG

      This man rocks, ain’t no doubt about that. I’d gladly pay top dollar for this game in a heartbeat come 2015.

    • Kid Kuma

      I’m wishing on every star that this offers cross buy on psn

    • Ric Vazquez

      Same here

  • Go2hell66

    Now its starting to look like a megaman game

  • TheExile285

    Didn’t show much but I REALLY like what I saw. ^_^

    • JuhRo

      I hear that.

  • Hector Velar

    It’s ALIVEEEE!!! Inafune while you are at it keep it on PC as well. :D

    • TheExile285

      There’s already a PC version :V

      • Hector Velar

        he was playing it on PC

    • Zeik56

      The PC was originally the only place it was going to be, before the kickstarter did so well.

      • Hector Velar

        yeah missleading header, at top it reads ps3/vita. but heck I get it for PC if I could over vita or ps3 that way I can mod and put 8bit megaman in it ;)

  • Nanaki

    This reminded me of Network Transmission for the Gamecube. I loved that game and I know I’m going to really enjoy this one just as much.

  • DesmaX

    Oh, I didn’t know there was going to be dashing in this one.

    Well, I’m way more interessed in this now. Dashing is one thing that makes me like the X series more

    • Lucky Dan

      It’s Looking more like the Zero series than the year old Megaman Games.

  • Glad to see that the Beckers are seeing their investment being put to good use. Looking good so far.

    Can’t wait to do my bit and purchase as many versions as possible.

  • BlueTree

    Oh my god he dashes, thank you based X god.

  • Shiki

    Unlike X though, Mighty No. 9 can air dash. X’s dash then jump has trajectory but this is like…Hard Corps Uprising. Straight air dash.

    • ArmoredBoar

      …X does have an airdash with leg upgrades since MMX2.

  • Shadowman


  • eilegz

    it should be horrible to play this on a 360 control pad =/

  • Musashi234

    From the moment the game play started to when Inafune Said ” Im extremely Satisfied” My Smile will not leave my face! OH MAN I CANT WAIT FOR THE FINAL PRODUCT!!!

  • colorblindnightmare

    BY THE HAMMER OF THOR. That looked awesome. So fluid and the models even this early on are looking great!

  • ShadowDivz

    Like most people im mainly getting this to say **** you to capcom. xD

    Just kidding, the game looks nice.

  • Its looking good so far. Man, I am so psyched for this game.

  • Heropon

    Game look great and I hope we will have a spiritual successor of BattleNet/Starforce after this

  • KingxKing

    ehmm… peoples are seriously impressed by this?

    • 하세요

      I’m assuming peeps are just happy to see their money go to work, rather than hearing/reading tweets saying “Progress!”

  • Tenabrus

    dat button clicking sound…

  • Kroz

    Inafune saying “I’m extremely satisfied” is decent enough of a review to get me hyped

  • ishyg

    Damn it, I should have backed this. T_T

  • Chee Yang

    Capcom must be regretting with all the Megaman cancellation…bad boxart in SfxT could have been a good part of marketing if only Capcom followed through.

  • ajneez

    Itagaki must be a very great person

  • Spirit Macardi

    Now that’s interesting, stunning enemies and then absorbing them. Nice to see that even though it’s a Mega Man game at its core, there’s still some new mechanics to give the game its own identity.

    A little disappointed that even though it’s 2.5D it still only shows things from a side-view (I miss the Kirby 64/Klonoa method where the environment would twist and turn even though you moved on a 2D plane), but it does still look nice and it’s not even a finished level.

  • Yan Zhao

    And to think they still have a whole year to perfect this. For what little time they worked on this, its pretty impressive.

  • Kid Kuma

    This is one of my most anticipated games.
    Along side Dark Souls 2, if PSO2 ever hits the states, Destiny, and persona 5.

  • Erwin MadJelly

    From what I see so far, looks like he used Mechanics of MegaMan X6, which is one of my favs on PS1, AWESOME!!

    • Saifer Emmerich

      I just remembered the cutscene after beating the Zero Nightmare.

  • LustEnvy


  • Jerry Hu

    I am glad I backed it.

  • Saifer Emmerich

    1. The game is worked on by one of the pioneers of gaming history.
    2. The project is open to feedback and doesn’t follow the stupid “behind closed doors trend” that most games abide by.
    3. It is a mix of 90s nostalgia (my favorite kind) and new ideas that broaden several aspects in 2D action gaming (a genre that has been overlooked for too long.)
    4. If this succeeds (fingers crossed), it will motivate the small time developer to seek Kickstarter as an alternative option to the tyranny of the Giant Publisher.

    5. It’s Keiji Inafune GODAMMIT!! EVER HEARD OF ONIMUSHA????

  • I don’t know why, but I smile watching this. D-mn Inafune is a truly legend.

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