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Classic Japanese side-scrolling action, evolved and transformed by Keiji Inafune, an all-star team of veteran Mega Man devs...and YOU!
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Regarding the Mighty No. 9 Release Date

Posted by comcept USA, LLC (Creator)

We have an important announcement to share with our backers.

Although we understand that everyone was looking forward to playing Mighty No. 9 as soon as possible, a release delay is going to be announced for the game at Gamescom 2015, which is currently being held in Cologne, Germany.

This is a project that would not have existed without the support of our backers, so we at least wanted to deliver this news to our backers before it is officially announced. We are unable to confirm a final release date at this time, however we will be aiming for a release in Q1 2016. Once a solid release date is set, we will announce it immediately to our backers and fans.

Of course, it is important to explain why exactly the game is being delayed. As we have communicated in the updates to our backers, all of the core content for the game is developed and in a complete state. However, there are still bugs and issues pertaining to the online features that are included in the game. These bugs and issues have a direct affect on enjoyment of the game, so a decision was made to work these issues out before release.

Currently, comcept and their partners are working at full capacity to resolve these issues and fix any remaining bugs. In addition, we have received quite a few requests for additional information regarding the various platforms that are part of the platform survey we have sent out. We have also only managed to receive around half of the total responses needed for the survey.

Considering the fact that the game’s release has been delayed, we are planning to open another platform survey once a final release date has been settled upon.

We will continue to deliver the most up-to-date info to our backers and fans through our forum updates, so please keep an eye out!

We appreciate your support and patience regarding this matter, and look forward to delivering Mighty No. 9 to our backers and fans in the best state possible.

- The Mighty No. 9 Team


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    1. Wheeljack on

      Since Mighty No.9 was demoed at Gamescom I was hoping, backers would at least get the opportunity to play that version. This news is even better.

    2. Mike Vayakornvichit on

      I was also one of the people that didn't get the latest survey.
      I do hope there would be a more concrete update on this situation soon.

    3. Trickstar on

      @Al Ramirez

      Since Comcept only managed to most the backers (I think it was 50k but I need to check) but still alot didn't get their survey, they will send another survey closer to the games release.

      I'm trying to communicate sending the surveys again far before the games new release date instead of giving us a month. I'm sure its easier on them to manage it the way they are doing but I'm suggesting it for the sake of our convenience. But so far it seems they will simply start over and send a new survey at a later date.

    4. Al Ramirez on

      I'm still waiting on my backer console survey, what has happened with this.

    5. Ken Hockin on

      I laugh that this is up on for preorder for systems when the backers haven't even gotten anything. You'd figure that backing this game to bring it to life would allow you to get the game before the general public.

    6. Mateus Dias Magalhães on

      In my opinion, this whole story about online capabilities issues is nothing but poppycock. It seems the game itself isn't ready, and they gave this sorry excuse.

      You preety much translated the whole situation in one sentence. I would even go further than that. I'd say they were expecting the game to be delayed anyway, so they released that phony kickstater for Red Ash, so that everyone would be excited and forget about the problems with MN9.

    7. Dean violette on

      i'm sorry but this is bull shit... we should be compensated with this delay. its been nothing but delay after delay i'm pretty sure the original release date was supposed to be at the beginning of summer. then pushed to next year...seriously you suck INAFUNE! it's a damn side scroller why the hell do i care about its online capabilities.......there were no multiplayer in megaman series why re invent the wheel when 7/8 of the backers here are mega man fans all the way. take your head out of your ass and get this figured out. VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY DISAPOINTED. i was one of the first few hundred to back this and have been waiting for a while now i havenet even received a personal information email lettin gme know when my rewards will be sent. this is a mess

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      Dale Wilkins on

      I feel like you should give a little to make up for this 2nd delay I feel that you should give the options for backers to get the game in its current state with online feature disabled or not and when you finish the bugs simply patch them into the game and release the game to the public backers deserve that much if its complete like you say then us backers who already paid will accept the game in its state and you wont have to release it with bugs everyone wins happy backers and you keep a good image at the very least you should give the demo to all backers or even add a level so backers with the demo benefit as well.
      This is just how i would do it if i cared about my fans.

    9. Handy Andy on

      Any update on the physical rewards?

    10. L B on

      Hey, not a comment on this update-- take what time you need, but I'm a little worried. It looks like I may have missed the survey about console preference, but I'm not entirely sure. I sent you guys a message over Kickstarter, but I haven't gotten a response. Has the ship sailed when it comes to this, or are you going to resend out the survey to make doubly-sure on choices once the release date is solidified?

    11. Casey Allen

      "we are delaying this because we are too busy trying to promote another project, thanks for your money"

    12. Mr. MegaManFan on

      Maybe you could just send out the backer rewards without the game and ship the game later?

    13. Julius on

      for the apologists, as summed up by GameInformer:

      "Comcept held the news until after the close of the Red Ash Kickstarter. It then announced the news to backers in the middle of the night in North America and during EA's press conference at Gamescom. This at least appears to have been done to mute the backlash, which based on comments we've seen on social media, has backfired. Holding this information from backers for weeks did nothing to engender trust"

      hope that succinctly explains the outrage to you better.

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      Time Bomb Media on

      Things get delayed, it happens. Rather than release a subpar product, comcept is working to make sure that the final game is as polished as possible. Yes, it is unfortunate that the game has been delay, but it's better than a buggy title being released now.

      The reality is comcept has been very transparent with the game development process. If the final product takes a little extra time, it takes a little extra time. Be patient.

      Shigeru Miyamoto said it best: "A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad."

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      Miguel Luis Vasallo on

      I'm starting to suspect that Inafune may be kind of a fraud, just a little. I guess that's just the risk of kickstarter, I'm probably never gonna back anything by Comcept ever again now.

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      Nick Pizanias on

      I want my $60 back.

      When this project was first announced, it was like a dream come true. I absolutely love the Mega Man games. Inafune-san's character was and still is a very influential part of my life. For that alone, he and the hundreds of nameless developers who tirelessly made my favorite games deserve all the respect in the world from me.

      But respect, you see, is a two-way street. After so many problems with this game, I no longer wish to be a Becker. I am both disappointed and dissatisfied. I genuinely believe that my nostalgia was used to scam me.

      I will still buy this game, rest assured, but I do not believe Comcept deserves my funding anymore. I respectfully demand a refund.

    17. Max Kristich on

      Things happens, games get delayed and this is a startup company, there are going to be some road bumps. I'd rather have a good game than a buggy game.

    18. Trickstar on

      @Kyle Harpster

      That sounds like a message you should send to Kickstarter then...Kickstarter is all about the risk. There is no owning stock, there is no purchasing of a product. Kickstarter is basically an act of faith. You are free to have your opinion about it. But you should take it to them instead of here.

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      Peter Simon on

      @Braden: Which completed game? If it is complete then why the delay?

    20. Braden on

      Sorry for the harshness in my words in my previous comment.
      It just really irks me to see such entitlement.

      If you backed this kickstarter, no you do not deserve a refund. Read the Terms of Use.
      And, no, the development of Red Ash does not affect the delays of this already completed game.

    21. Kyle Harpster on

      There needs to be a refund policy. If for any reason a backer is fed up with the treatment by the creator as a backer. I am sorry but being a backer should work just as buying stock in the company. That is what it pretty much is to begin with; if it wasn't for the backers their company would not ever exist. I have the right to sell my stock in a company if that company is going down and they are not doing what they promise. There should be zero risk of anything once the project has become funded. If the game or whatever has been backed if it is not released to backers in by the date that they stated when creating the project. There should be a investigation into why the project is being delayed, is there a reasonable reason for the delay, how to the backers feel about this delay and how has the creators treatment of the project been. If there is any issues, backers should be allowed to get automatic refunds. Steam has a no questions asked policy for games and early access games. Which is very if not the same as what you have. Pretty sure if you want to operate in Europe it is illegal to have no way to protect the backers. They are a providing a service and with that comes with certain rules and ethics. Sorry but Kickstarter is not like being investors and anyway even if it is those investors have tons on money to be able to risk losing. Normal people to not risk money. You talk about gaming magazines, yet they had much more information about the game. By the time a game came out you pretty much knew what the game was and if you were going to like it or not. You didn't read something and then the game gets released, but it is now something completely different. Also when you go to the store or order a game, you always had the option to take it back and get your money back. In addition must companies that make game or hell are looking for investors to be able to start a company, do not act as this company has in doing so. You are fucking morons for not wanting refunds and getting angry. You think this is an acceptable way for people to do business? Your out of your minds.

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      XZero38 on

      Wow, what did everyone do before there was kickstarter? Where did everyone go to complain when all they had was what was told to them in gaming magazines? If you dont like KS then just wait till the game comes out or go preorder it somewhere when its available. Delays happen, who cares, your life isnt any different cause a video game was delayed by 6 months.

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      Nick Sanchez on

      @Tue Don't bother. Some people, however valid their complaints may or may not be, are completely lost in their hatred toward this team. It's like trying to explain to an angry fast food customer why your restaurant does not serve breakfast at 4:00 PM.

    24. Tue

      For people talking about "refunds", you are quite aware that you don´t actually buy things through kickstarter, right? This is investing money into a project which in return (hopefully) delivers something depending on how much you invested into it. I´m not overly thrilled with how things are going at given time, and neither would I be surprised if it is due to diverting resources elsewhere ... but these are some of the riscs involved with kickstarter.

    25. Kyle Harpster on

      WHERE ARE OUR REFUNDS!!! You say that you feel bad about what you are doing, yet you continue to do so. You are a disgusting human beings!! Unethical bastards!!

    26. James Sunderland on

      I really hope this behavior eventually catches up with comcept, they don't communicate at all with their backers and treat us like idiots.

    27. Ed

      Nobody believes you Comcept. You diverted resources from Mighty No. 9 to Red Ash, instead of focusing on avoiding a new delay. Nobody buys your explanation that the supposedly complete single player mode cannot be shipped without the multiplayer mode. Your operation may not be a scam, but you are definitely not being honest and not following best practices.

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      Rotha Bearng on

      Dont like to wait longer but no bugs is a good bug.

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      JungleJuice on

      Meh whatever, good luck with that, I'm already prepared to wait another 2 years.

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      Scott 'Jager' W.

      Q1 2016 is at least 8 months beyond the projected date. I backed after experiencing Comcept and Inafune's great work of Soul Sacrifice. Between the horrible PR, that issue with that community manager, post campaign changes, delays, and the offering of a physical/collector's edition that backers can not "upgrade" to, I do not blame people for being upset.

      It's only $15 to me, so I'm not mad, however while I am definitely keen for a new Megaman-like game, and in spite of my love for Megaman Legends, I'll wait until Red Ash hits retail (if it does). They messed up pretty bad with Mighty No. 9, and have much to atone for, especially if they wants thousands of backer's dollars on 'good faith' again.

    31. Jose Delgado on

      Man, I should have asked for a refund the moment the art style changed. I'm still disappointed in the change of art direction and don't feel like the game that is being made is the game that I signed up for. Along with all the BS that comcept is throwing everywhere, I don't feel comfortable with my money being in their hands.

    32. Mike Hassenstab on

      Gonna add my comments to the few here. I'm extremely disappointed in how the delay and communication was handled. Have we not forgotten that the game's own Producer lied to backers about the release date not changing? Or how Inafune was so busy peddling his Red Ash project that he likely stole resources from Mighty No. 9's development, causing the delay? Pathetic. Enjoy the $15 I gave you, Comcept. It will be the last Kickstarter I help you with.

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      Peter Simon on

      @Christopher: So what? Responding to a comment is now forbidden (by you)?
      I wasnt talking to you either. So why did you respond to me?

      What is your expertise on this special topic (especially having backed three projects on your own)?
      Read my other comment and others further below and we can talk again.

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      Andrew sheriff on

      Keep working at the game then and make it the best ya can! i'm excited and can wait for this =) Super excited for red ash as well . I love these styles of games and don't mind the waiting or delays .

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      Vcxz on

      So, Where is the refund button?

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      Christopher Parker on

      @Peter: Mike wasn't talking to you to begin with so I'm thinking he doesn't care if you talk to him again. The game is going to eventually come out and its going to be good and years later no one is even going to remember/care about the launch delays. This is such an ephemeral issue that it's a joke that people are this mad about it.

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      Peter Simon on

      @Mike: It is pretty useless to compare the amount of unhappy comments here against the total numbers of backers. How many backers are active here in the comments and how many have read the last update?
      If you want to compare something then compare e.g. the number of happy/unhappy backers in this comments. Then you will reach a number larger then 60%. Once the rest of the 67000 backers recognize that there will be a 6 month delay (at least) again we can talk again.

    38. Mike Jegenjan on

      So far according to the comments below, about 200 people are not happy about this or how it's been handled, and will likely boycott this company in the future. 200 out of 67226 backers(so far) so about 0.3% of all backers for this project. Maybe there's more on the forums, I don't know I don't go around there. I wonder how the other 67026 backers feel?

      Take your time, do your best. I know the pressure is on to finish this game, but be sure to also take care of your health first. You're human too you know. We tend to forget that sometimes... sorry.

    39. Justin Holmes on

      Still waiting on a refund here. Of course they won't give it to me, this whole thing was only ever about squeezing money out of people.

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      Christopher Parker on

      I appreciate the fact that they at least want their game to fulfill the expectations of the backers and not have any issues post-release. Oh, it's full of bugs, I knew I shouldn't have preordered/kickstarted; oh, it's getting delayed, I knew I shouldn't have preordered/kickstarted: make up your minds, people. If there's anything to get mad about, it's your own selfish impatience.

    41. Matt Larson on

      So the guy who spent most of his career making Mega Man games can't make a Mega Man game on time? I was proud to see my name in the credits, but now I am ashamed.
      I know this sounds harsh but you weren't exactly making the next big thing here; you were just rehashing what has already existed for decades. I'll never back one of your projects again. Maybe Igarashi will succeed where Inafune failed.

    42. Signal on

      How about releasing a demo of Mighty No.9 on all platforms on mighty month to hold people over until the game is released?

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      Carlos Eduardo Felix on

      @ Thomas: I think it's a bit harsh to say they lied- it could have been they made the confirmation before finding out there were lots of bugs that needed to be working out.

      It's too easy to fall into the fallacy of criticizing something one has not experience doing. While I'm a bit disappointed at the delay, I understand that Q & A testing is important, and that I'm prepared to wait as long as needed for everything to be fixed up proper.

      I'm looking around and seeing similar uproar, and all I can say is that for folks raging, disappointment aside, this is beyond our control, so raising a fuss won't all that much- you just have to bear with it and be patient.

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      Thomas White on

      I would have been fine with a delay, but considering how you outright lied to your backers with the Red Ash announcement saying that MN9 was almost completed has reached the limits of my patience. I would be fine with a delay, if Comcept were honest. However it is obvious now they are far from that, this will be the last game I ever buy from this company or from that matter Inafune. I am going to try and get a chargeback if possible, I hope you all do the same. We have to stop tolerating these practices. No more pre-orders and for that matter no more backing kickstarters.

    45. Andrew Roazen on

      I knew I was gambling because that's what investment is. Moving forward, Kickstarter making fulfillment of a previous campaign a requirement for starting a new one should have been in the ToS from the beginning. And yes, I realize confirming fulfillment makes more work for KS but it's not a burden, either.

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      bruce palmieri on

      Tbh i am a little upset it has been delayed a 2nd time and i feel they should give us blackers something for supporting it and having it delayed a 2nd time.

    47. Matt Combes on

      @Reinald, I think the issue here is that a lot of people don't believe it takes 6+ months to work out bugs from something that's not even a part of the main game ... especially when a release date was already planned in September (when they planned that date, were they just completely oblivious to this supposedly massive amount of bugs?). Ergo, we don't believe that's actually what the delay is about.

    48. Shayne Cheek on

      There's no use complaining imo, what's done is done. If you willingly supported this project you should have known there would be a chance of delays, especially a game of this scale and notoriety. Take your time, give us the game we deserve.

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      Reinald Wesner on

      For those saying that they shouldn't have made these stretch goals if they couldn't deliver:
      They can, they are, and they will. A delay isn't the end of the world. Personally, I'd much rather receive a totally completed and polished product than something riddled with bugs (which happens with so many releases).

    50. Shawn Barnes on

      You know what? I could care less anymore, I don't have interest in playing this game so someone's gonna be getting a free access key when this releases. I'm not even matter, just dissapointed