It appears Keiji Inafune is finally returning to developing video games with Mighty No. 9, a near clone of the Japanese developer’s classic, Mega Man. The game initially started out as a Kickstarter campaign, surpassing its initial found goal by nearly $3 million in a matter of days and hitting its stretch-goal promise. That said, developer Comcept plans to take the side-scrolling indie title’s beautiful 3D backgrounds and retro-style gameplay to the PlayStation 4 and Vita, the Nintendo 3DS, and the Xbox One — with Mega Man 2 composer Takashi Tateishi in tow. The latest gameplay trailer for the forthcoming title, briefly debuted during Microsoft’s E3 2014 press event, only solidifies the game’s uncanny resemblance with Inafune’s previous franchise.
Mighty No. 9 is scheduled for release at an undisclosed date in 2015.