Update: We’re informed that the “delay” is a misunderstanding based on a mistake made by an Xbox employee, who copied and pasted old information from the game’s European information page, which uses European dates. All information contained on the Xbox Live listing has been confirmed to be outdated and inaccurate.
Mighty No. 9, Comcept’s “spiritual successor” to the Mega Man games has been delayed yet again. A new listing on the Xbox Live store has pushed the game’s release date back to December 2, 2016. Mighty No. 9 received upwards of 4 million dollars in crowdfunding back in 2013.
The game’s previous delay announcement was made on January 25, 2016, in which its creator Keiji Inafune stated that the game was almost done and that they merely had to resolve a few minor network issues. He stated that the game’s release date would “realistically be in Spring 2016.”
It has been months since then, and we published an article that questioned what was happening with the game’s development. Our article highlighted a lot of the worries posted by backers of the game’s Kickstarter, and questioned what the developer was doing.
Today, the Xbox Live store revised its listing of the game with a new release date. (screenshot via SegmentNext)
As you can see, the game won’t be coming out any time soon. Fans will no doubt be unhappy to hear the news, though many backers have long since given up on the game. Maybe they’ll use the extra dev time to polish the game to look like its concept art—but I wouldn’t hold my breath.
The developers at Comcept have yet to make any new announcements regarding the potential delay, and have been criticized repeatedly for keeping their financial backers and customers in the dark.
We’ll update this post with any new information.