Mighty No. 9 gets additional stretch goals, animated series, pre-orders open


Mighty No. 9 developer Comcept USA gathered more than $4 million in its initial fundraising campaign for the Mega Man-esque sidescroller, but that pile of money could grow a little mightier. Comcept has announced a second, PayPal-powered funding campaign to cover additional stretch goals for Mighty No. 9, starting with a $100,000 target for English voice acting.

The update explains that anything collected in this new effort will only be used to address new features – the original donation total is still dedicated to the base game and the first round of stretch goals. According to the update, this second fundraiser is meant to allow anyone that missed the initial Kickstarter a chance to chip in to the project.

Newcomers will also be able to contribute by pre-ordering Mighty No. 9, with tokens being offered for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, 3DS, Wii U, PS3, PS4 and Vita versions. While a standard $23 pre-order tier only serves as a digital pre-order, two pricier options will contribute to the new round of stretch goals: a $50 tier that bundles a pre-order with a retro-themed manual, digital art book/strategy guide and soundtrack, and an $80 tier that offers the same content along with Early Access for Mighty No. 9 on Steam.

If you can't even fathom giving Comcept more money, there's still Digital Frontier's incoming animated series, which was revealed with the above video. A separate FAQ explains that Digital Frontier is "seeking investment" for this series, so no, your pledges shouldn't be siphoned off into a cartoon fund. The series is described as an "action-packed comedy aimed at kids 6-11," but the involved voice actors, directors, editors and a targeted release date are all to-be-announced.
[Image: Digital Frontier]

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