For a while now, Mighty No. 9 was indicated to be released in April of 2015, but those who were watching the project didn't see that happening considering the lack of updates regarding the release. Well today on the Mighty No.9 website, fans of the Kickstarter-backed game finally got some answers as an official release date was given. The non-portable versions of physical and digital releases of the game, which include Xbox One, Playstation 4, Wii U, PC, Mac, and Linux, will release to the United States on September 15th, and to the rest of the world on September 18th. The Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3 will get digital only releases on the same date as well. The portable versions of the game for the Playstation Vita and for the Nintendo 3DS will be released at a later time, but no date has been set yet.
In addition, all backers of the project will be getting the Ray DLC for free, although it can be pointed out that the DLC will be included in the physical release copies that will be on store shelves as well. Now the game's digital copies will release at $19.99, and the physical copies which include some extras and the Ray DLC for $29.99. Now those who were going to get a physical copy of the game regardless due to a Kickstarter reward will get a special physical copy via the Kickstarter award, although some are feeling ripped off due to the $60 price tag with the reward tier, and now there being an alternate physical copy at a cheaper price.
But that's not all that the site had to reveal, as several new items have been confirmed in terms of the release. The press release confirms that there will be French and Japanese voice overs added to the game, and several new languages have been added for subtitles such as French, Italian, and German. The news also comes with the fact that Deep Silver will be partnered with Comcept to publish and release the game, as well as assisting in the QA (quality assurance) of the title. As indicated in the press release, Deep Silver CEO Klemens Kundratitz said "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-scrooling action games. Deep Silver is proud to publish this game and help Comcept in bringing their vision to life." While the Mighty No. 9 team has recently undergone staff changes and controversy regarding it, hopefully with the inclusion of Deep Silver the game can finally be released to a public that's most definitely looking for the days of old Mega Man like gameplay. Those concered with Deep Silver being involved can rest easy as it has been made clear that Comcept remains all creative control over the game.
Does the new information get you excited for a possible return to the roots of Mega Man, or has too much time passed or gone down in terms of events regarding the game for you to get excited again? And do you think that Capcom will ever release Mega Man out of his dungeon?