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Japanese indie developer Comcept has released a series of screenshots showcasing the current alpha build of its crowdfunded Mega Man spiritual successor Mighty No. 9, giving backers a peek at the team's progress so far. The backer-exclusive screens, obtained and reprinted by NeoGAF, show protagoni...

January 24th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Back in September, Keiji Inafune and the team developing Mighty No. 9 held a vote to determine the design of main protagonist Beck's helper, Call. Those votes have been counted, and developer Comcept has revealed the winner to be ... Design F! Take a bow, F! The pigtail-sporting Design H came in t...

December 29th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Yaiba Ninja Gaiden Z-ooms to Europe one week ahead of North America, slicing up the continent on February 28. Just yesterday, Tecmo Koei announced the flamboyant spin-off will hit North America on March 4, coming to Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. Yaiba represents an unusual three-way collaboration between...

November 1st 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Spark Unlimited, Team Ninja and Comcept collaboration Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z has been pegged for a March 4, 2014 launch in the US on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC through Steam. Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z centers around anti-hero Yaiba Kamikaze - a ninja who massacres his entire clan for perceived weakness. Aft...

October 31st 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z will now chop, slice and dice on PC. Publisher Tecmo Koei announced this morning that the spin-off will be available on Steam, alongside the announced Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions, in early 2014. Yaiba, which we haven't heard much of since Gamescom, is an action-packe...

October 8th 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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The Crowdfund Bookie crunches data from select successful Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns that ended during the week and produces pretty charts for you to look at. The power of Keiji Inafune's name couldn't be more evident than in this highly-profitable week in crowdfunding, which covers the...

October 7th 2013 at 12:45pm 0 Comments
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Keiji Inafune's Mighty No. 9 has ceased asking for donations on Kickstarter, managing to secure over $3.8 million in a month's time. That's beyond some of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns yet, including Double Fine's $3.3 million for the Broken Age adventure game, $1.2 million for Massive...

October 1st 2013 at 8:18pm 0 Comments
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Mega Man 2 sound composer Takashi Tateishi (above, right) has joined Keiji Inafune's team at Concept, and will help score the Kickstarter-funded Mega Man spiritual successor game Mighty No. 9. Composing under the pseudonym "Ogeretsu Kun," Tateishi's works helped define the 8-bit era, and his Mega...

September 30th 2013 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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Mighty No. 9 has hit its $2.75 million stretch goal, which means the game will feature an online co-op challenge mode starring Beck (the titular No. 9) and robot pal Call, whose design will be chosen via popular vote. There are nine designs to choose from on the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter page, and e...

September 28th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Mighty No. 9 will head to 3DS and PlayStation Vita if its Kickstarter project reaches $3.5 million, a project update revealed today. Comcept has raised over $2.6 million in its crowdfunding campaign so far, which is scheduled to end on Tuesday, October 1. Meanwhile, the campaign's previously announ...

September 27th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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The Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter isn't even over and there's already a documentary. Made by 2 Player Productions, who you may recognize from similar films for Mojang, Double Fine, Penny Arcade, and Sony, the first episode captures the lead-up to the Kickstarter's launch around a month ago. If it seem...

September 27th 2013 at 10:15am 0 Comments