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This Mighty No. 9 gameplay is absolutely, definitely not at all Mega Man

(But it's totally Mega Man.)

Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune has revealed the first non-prototype gameplay footage of his upcoming blue bomber spiritual successor Mighty No. 9.

As one can see, it looks a lot like Mega Man. It's just different enough that Capcom can't sue, but a drastic reinvention this is not.

Of course, that's not entirely a bad thing as Mega Man is fantastic. There's a reason it's spawned more sequels than any other video game series ever, and while Mighty No. 9 looks incredibly similar, it does have a few key differences - like its switch to detailed 3D models, and player character Beck's nifty dash maneuver.

Mighty No. 9 is due spring 2015 on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS, Vita, PC, Mac and Linux.

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