Looks like Mighty No. 9 is still going strong, despite nearly a month old on the Kickstarter circuit. Today, Keiji Inafune and his team are thanking their supporters, because Mighty No. 9 has broken the $2.2 million mark, meaning the game will be headed to Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U. That's in addition to the original PC version, of course.
The exact figure, at time of writing, is at a comfortable $2,236,306 USD, which is way more than a lot of other Kickstarter projects could ever dream of raising. Consider my mind blown. Less than a week ago, Mighty No. 9 surpassed its $2 million stretch goal, earning it a Boss Rush mode.
In addition to the excellent news that Inafune's side-scroller will be heading to current-gen consoles, the folks at comset (that's Inafune's studio) also detailed Mighty No. 3, a boss character. Call me crazy, but I'm seeing some Skullgirls influence here.
Mighty No. 3 is an electricity-based fighter, and her stage plays into her attacks. In her environment, lightning rods guide and direct electricity around, enhancing her attacks. Director Koji Imaeda notes that this is a design pattern they're taking with all their bosses: take something familiar and easily understood, then shake it up. In Mighty No. 3's behind-the-scenes segment, he states:
"This is the kind of approach we’ve been taking for all the Mighty Number bosses: take an easy to understand motif, then add new ideas to it to make for a fresh, fun experience. Making the designs simple and easy to understand is one of Inafune’s guiding principles, whereas adding in a twist to keep things interesting is a part of my overall vision as director."
You can read more about Mighty No. 3 and see her concept artwork on Kickstarter.
With only 14 days left on the Mighty No. 9 campaign, however, the $3.3 million next-gen stretch goal seems incredibly unlikely. You can still donate, of course.