I can't even form words right now, because my body is full of complex emotions. Keiji Inafune, creator of Mega Man, is making a new game. Since Keiji left Capcom he can't create another Mega Man game, but he still feels an obligation to his fans to create something similar. That game is Mighty No. 9, a side-scrolling action game that's inspired by Mega Man, but also unique in its own right. Oh Keiji, you had me at hello.
Without Capcom, however, Keiji needs to find independent funding for Mighty No. 9. His solution is, of course, Kickstarter. With a goal of $900,000 and 30 days left to collect Keiji is asking for fans to support the development of his game. $20 will snag a digital copy of the game for PC, or should the game reach its $2,500,000 stretch goal a PS3, 360, or Wii U copy.
Keiji Inafune revealed Mighty No. 9 earlier today during a PAX panel and already the game has over $154,000 in donations. At this point it's not a matter of whether the game will be funded, but rather just how much it will be funded for. Unlike Capcom, it's clear gamers support Keiji Inafune and the game design he championed with Mega Man. Well, Capcom won't make Mega Man for us, but I think Mighty No. 9 and Mighy Number boss robots will have to do.
Check out the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter page for tons more information and backing details. Hnng, that introduction, right, Mega Man fans?