28th Apr2015

Kickstarter sensation ‘Mighty No. 9’ coming to retailers!

by Phil Wheat

Comcept and Deep Silver today announced their partnership for Comcept’s upcoming side-scrolling action game and Kickstarter sensation, Mighty No. 9. Created by Keiji Inafune − the “father of Mega Man” − Comcept and Japanese co-developer Inti Creates, Mighty No. 9 will be available on 15th September 2015 in the Americas and on 18th September 2015 worldwide as a digital download as well as physical retail version for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, PC, Linux and Mac as well as digital only on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

This co-operation allows Comcept to not only broaden the audience for Mighty No. 9 by bringing the game to retail, but also provides them with additional resources to add significant value for both existing Kickstarter backers and new players alike. This includes:

  •  An all-new stage including an epic battle with Beck’s rival Ray that, upon completion, unlocks Ray as a playable character for the entire main game, adding unique skills and all-new gameplay mechanics. The stage will be available as additional downloadable content, adding huge replay value. This extra content will be included in the retail editions and will be offered free of charge to all backers of the project at the launch of the game.
  •  Japanese and French voice-overs have been recorded and will be added to all versions of the game alongside the already planned English VO.
  • Deep Silver will provide localized versions with subtitles in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Polish and Brazilian Portuguese languages.

While Comcept remains the owner of the Mighty No. 9 brand, the two companies will join their forces to effectively market and distribute the game, with Deep Silver spearheading the sales area and also assisting Comcept in the QA testing of the game. Says Keiji Inafune, CEO, Comcept:

This is a great opportunity for Comcept: The partnership enables us to deliver Mighty No. 9 to a wider audience while adding some great extra value to the game. This comes with the price of a short delay, but we are confident that the extra content is worth the wait.”

Adds Klemens Kundratitz, CEO, Deep Silver:

The incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign for Mighty No. 9 through Keiji Inafune and his team has shown how huge their fan base is and how much anticipation there is for a true spiritual successor of classic side-scrolling action games. Deep Silver is proud to publish this game and help Comcept in bringing their vision to life.

Created by Keiji Inafune and an all-star team of veteran devs, Mighty No. 9 is a challenging side-scrolling action game that transforms the feel of 8 and 16-bit classics, as players remember them, into a fresh modern-day classic.

In the year 20XX, breakthroughs in robotic technology have ushered in a new era of peace & prosperity. Violence is confined to the Battle Coliseum, where robot combatants face off in spectacular duels. Dr. White created 9 robot siblings known as the “Mighty Numbers”, who were the most popular and powerful team of robots in the Battle Coliseum and always in the top ranks.  But, during one competition there was a cyber-attack, infecting them with a computer virus causing them to become crazed and rampant.  You play as Beck, the 9th in a line of powerful robots, and the only one not infected by the mysterious computer virus that caused mechanized creatures the world over to go berserk.

Run, jump, blast and transform your way through 9 initial stages (plus 3 later stages) which you can tackle in any order you choose, using weapons and abilities stolen from your enemies, in order to take down your fellow Mighty Number robots and to confront the final evil that threatens the planet!











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