Announced back in 2013, Mighty No. 9 is a Kickstarter funded game by Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune that has earned over $3 million from backers excited for the game. Unfortunately, the game has been delayed several times and now it seems it has been delayed yet again.
A new post from Keiji Inafune on the game’s official Kickstarter page announced this new delay.
“Unfortunately, we have an announcement that will be very disappointing to all of you. In preparation for the February release of Mighty No. 9 we have been working hard with our partners to resolve any network issues and porting work necessary to publish Mighty No. 9 on the various platforms. However, the issues relating to the network modes were more critical than expected, and it has become apparent that we will need to delay the game from its February 9th release date. We have been working up until the very last moment to resolve these issues in order to make the February release, but it has become clear that we no longer have enough time to fix the issues and have everything prepared for release.”
The post finished by assuring fans that Mighty No. 9 is still due to be released soon and asks fans to continue supporting the project.
“Although we are far past our original release date, the release of Mighty No. 9 is still right around the corner. We are all working hard to make sure that we can finish and release the game to all of our fans as quickly as possible, and ask once more for your support of this project that we have created together over these last few years.”
Based on the comments, some fans seemed supportive of the delay, whilst others seemed very irate. Here’s hoping that this will be the final delay and that the game lives up to everyone’s expectations.