Keiji Inafune, co-creator of Mega Man, launched a Kickstarter campaign for Mighty No. 9. It’s basically Inafune’s “fuck you” to Capcom for not letting him make more Mega Man games (they cancelled Mega Man Universe and that forced him to leave Capcom).
For all intents and purposes, this is a new Mega Man with a different name because Inafune does not have the rights to his own work. They are trying to raise $900,000 to make the project a reality. It is being developed for the PC but includes stretch goals for release on other platforms which is a “high priority”. As of time of writing, the Kickstarter page has amassed $209,000.
From the Kickstarter Page:
“Mighty No. 9 is an all-new Japanese side-scrolling action game that takes the best aspects of the 8- and 16-bit era classics you know and love, and transforms them with modern tech, fresh mechanics, and fan input into something fresh and amazing!
You play as Beck, the 9th in a line of powerful robots, and the only one not infected by a mysterious computer virus that has caused mechanized creatures the world over to go berserk. Run, jump, blast, and transform your way through six stages (or more, via stretch goals) you can tackle in any order you choose, using weapons and abilities stolen from your enemies to take down your fellow Mighty Number robots and confront the final evil that threatens the planet!”
Want to be a backer (you should)? Head to the source link for Mighty No. 9‘s Kickstarter page.