Watch Keiji Inafune Sketch A Badguy For Mighty No. 9

By Ishaan . April 10, 2014 . 9:00am


Mighty No. 9’s grunt enemies are currently in the process of being designed, and recently, Keiji Inafune sketched one himself. Inafune made the sketch after being presented with a monster design that he felt would look better different. You can see a comparison of the original design and Inafune’s modified idea below.


The design on the left is the original. Inafune created the sketch you see in the video above, and based on it, Inti Creates developed the modified on the right. These were the three suggestions Inafune provided:


  • Even if it’s humanoid, it’s still a robot; the less human-like, the better.
  • Instead of holding a gun and shield in a pair of hands, let’s have the shield attach to its back…
  • When protecting itself, the body rotates around and the shield faces front.
  • The design should have functionality like this in mind.


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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  • Earthjolly

    Hail Hyrda

  • As an artist myself, I have to say that the process of coming up with unique designs for enemies and the like is NOT easy to say the least. So hats off for Inafune-sama and the rest of the design crew. We wouldn’t have the lovable, quirky and cool characters without the fabulous artists behind them.

    • Aoshi00

      I really respect creators who are artists themselves (there was a time when I drew for many years..), like Tim Burton or Guillermo del Toro, or Miayazaki, they’re very visual and could convey their ideas on the paper for others to see.. also these artists are very passionate, and didn’t forget they are artists who share their love w/ their fans..

  • venomryu

    hail hydra

  • venomryu


  • French

    I like this guy

    • French

      The musics so soothing too, hahahaha

  • Hector Velar

    first we draw an S for snake……and dragon.

    • fairysun

      That’s not an S. It’s hope.

      • Hector Velar

        oh i love Keiji, I just could not help myself to bring some strong bad reference when I saw this video.

  • John Diamond

    this game needs a first person mode so that i can make montages

  • d19xx

    “Instead of holding a gun and shield in a pair of hands, let’s have the shield attach to its back…”

    and the gun to his crotch. :>

  • I’ll take that original sketch for $50, please.

  • Spirit Macardi

    So this will essentially be the Sniper Joe of this game?

  • I kept expecting the pencil tip to break at any moment.

  • colorblindnightmare

    Wow. Look at the efficiency of his drawing! That’s crazy fast!

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