September is coming up fast! Not only is it the end of summer, the return of most students to school, and when Fall TV shows make their way back on the air (except for The Flash waiting until October), but Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 is getting a wide release. And while the game still has a few weeks left before we remember just how frustrated we used to get playing 2D platformers as kids, the team at Comcept shared a new community update with their fans that ended with a short video.
In the video, Inti Creates’ Kinshi Ikegami — the director of Mighty No. 9 — speedruns the opening stage from the upcoming game. He flies through the entire first level, killing every enemy — including the ending boss battle with Round Digger — in about three-and-a-half minutes and a playtime of two minutes and 32.65 seconds (that’s without the cut scenes et al.). Most of the video, you don’t even get a good look at Beck, the game’s playable protagonist.
Mighty No. 9 is the upcoming indie game from Comcept (an indie game development studio founded by Keiji Inafune following his departure from Capcom) and Inti Creates (a studio best known for developing the Mega Man X franchise). The game was funded via Kickstarter, earning over $3.8 million from over 67,000 backers. Players will play an android named Beck, the ninth model in a series of combat robots known as the Mighty Numbers. When a computer virus attacks his fellow Mighty Numbers and other machines, it is up to Beck to battle the rogue robots and discover who is really behind the attack.
Mighty No. 9 will be released for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Wii U on September 15 in North America and September 18 world wide. No dates yet for the 3DS and Vita versions of the game.