Mighty No. 9 Vita Kickstarter stretch goal announced

UPDATE: First documentary video released. Wants $3.5m for Vita/3DS ports.

UPDATE# 2: The first of four documentaries covering the development of Mighty No. 9 has been publicly released.

The video series is being handled by 2 Player Productions, the documentarians behind the Broken Age Kickstarter videos and Minecraft: The Story of Mojang.

Can you spot EG US news editor Jeffrey Matulef's cameo?

UPDATE: If the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter raises a whopping $3.5 million, Comcept will create Vita and Nintendo 3DS digital versions, it's announced.

The potential developer of the ports is Abstraction Games, the team behind the PlayStation platform versions of Hotline Miami.

At the time of publication Comcept had raised $2,607,792 with four days to go.

ORIGINAL STORY: A PlayStation Vita version of Keiji Inafune's Mighty No. 9, the spiritual successor to the Mega Man series, is a Kickstarter stretch goal.

Sony's Shahid Ahmad, the man seen as largely responsible for Sony's extensive indie push with the PlayStation 4 and Vita, made the announcement during a developer sessions at this year's EGX.

Mighty No. 9 is an action platformer cast firmly in the Mega Man mould, with Inafune and his Comcept studio taking to Kickstarter to fund the project. With four days to go, the game has already brought in over $2.5 million - well ahead of its target of $900,000. It's set for release in April 2015 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U as well.

Ahmad didn't mention how much Comcept will ask for the Vita version to be created. We'll update as soon as it's announced.

Inafune's cagey (sorry) about the similarities between Mighty No. 9 and Mega Man, or at least he was when Jeff caught up with him earlier this year. From concept art and description, though, it's Mega Man in all but name - something fans of the series who've been abandoned by Capcom will likely be grateful for.

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