‘Mighty No. 9’ Gets Confirmed Release Date; Inafume Apologizes For Delay

The long-awaited spiritual successor to the hit "Mega Man" game "Mighty No. 9" finally has a confirmed release date.

Game designer Keiji Inafune made the announcement on Monday, May 2, through "Mighty No. 9's" Kickstarter page, Techspot reports. After several delays, the game has been slated for a June 21 release in North America and Asia. Other worldwide markets will have to wait until June 24 before the game becomes available in stores.

The Kickstarter campaign for Inafune's "Mighty No. 9" started in September 2013. The said game designer was previously connected with Capcom before his departure in 2010, as stated in the same report. Support from fans and other investors have raised a Kickstarter fund of more than $3.8 million. The game's release has also been delayed for three times since 2013's Kickstarter campaign.

In Inafune's latest Kickstarter message, he also described the upcoming "Mighty No. 9" as having reached a "gone gold" level. The game designer may be referring to the last stages of the game's ongoing development. He also apologized to the fans for the delay. Inafune even promised that there would be "no further delays" for the project and that the game's release date has been "set in stone."

He also commented on the 3-year journey that it took before they can deliver "Mighty No. 9" to gamers. The "Mega Man" designer also thanked the fans and Kickstarter backers for their support. He even mentioned that the project entailed the combined passion of everyone who worked on the game to "create something very special" for players. "We are looking forward to delivering the final product to everyone who was involved. There can be no stronger connection between game creators and game fans," Inafune added.

Meanwhile, a golden depiction of Beck, the game's protagonist, has also been released, Gamespot reports. The said golden image was recently revealed to celebrate "Mighty No. 9" having reached a "gone gold" status.

Gamers can look forward to Inafune's highly awaited platformer "Mighty No. 9" in June. The game will be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Wii U and PC. A Nintendo 3DS and Playstation Vita version will also be released at a later time.

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