Keiji Inafune Kickstarts Mega Man spiritual successor Mighty No. 9

UPDATE: Funded.

UPDATE: Former Capcom employee Keiji Inafune's Kickstarter for a Mega Man style game has been funded.

At the time of publication, $903,373 had been raised, just over the $900,000 goal. There are 29 days left of funding to go.

ORIGINAL STORY: Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune has launched a Kickstarter for a new Mega Man- er, I mean Mighty No. 9 game.

What is Mighty No. 9 you ask? It's a blue robot who's pretty much the Blue Bomber under a different name and no arm cannon. Judging by the response of PAX attendees at the panel where Inafune announced it, attended by Eurogamer, that's close enough.

Mighty No. 9 will be a retro action platformer in the vein of Mega Man, right down to you being able to choose the order in which you tackle the bosses, then steal their powers to conquer other foes.

Mighty no. 9 is currently set for a PC release in spring 2015, but it could spread to other platforms based on its popularity. If it raises $1.35 million it will come to Mac and Linux, while $2.5 million will guarantee a release on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U.

Additionally, Double Fine documentarians 2 Player Productions - who worked on the Mighty No. 9 pitch video - will make a documentary about the development process if the project can raise $2 million.

The Mighty No. 9 is looking for $900K by 1st October. After less than a half hour it's raised $22,703.

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This, right here, is the moment Mighty No. 9's Kickstarter campaign went live. The man on the left is Capcom's head of globalisation, Ben Judd, who also provides the voice of Phoenix Wright.

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