Mighty No. 9 delayed until Q1 2016 says private backer update

Mighty No. 9 is delayed, are Kickstarter games too ambitious with their release schedules?

Comcept and Megaman developer Kenji Inafune have found a terrible way to upset their backers. Days after the Red Ash Kickstarter failed to reach their goal, the developers of Might No. 9 made the following post (in a private backer forum): 

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

Backers were directed to this post via the following tweets:  

The developers are now aiming for a Q1 2016 release.

The game was originally slated for a September 15, 2015 release date, but now there is no solid date for the games release. The delay blamed the bugs on the online features of the game. The core content of the game, however, is stated to be complete in the post. Hopefully, there will be an earlier release date than later. 


JTP intern, Penn State student, and passionate gamer who loves to write about it.

Published Aug. 5th 2015

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