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The demo for Mighty No. 9 has been delayed, and fans aren’t happy

Early last month, developer Comcept sent a message to Kickstarter backers that Mighty No. 9 — the spiritual successor to the Mega Man series created by that game’s creator, Keiji Inafune — would not be released in September as was originally promised.

One bright spot in the gloom was the later announcement that a demo for Mighty No. 9 would be released for Kickstarter backers, featuring four stages from the final version of the game. Unfortunately now that too has apparently been delayed, according to a brief message in a blog post on the game’s website.

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“Finally, we know that all of our fans are looking forward to the Special Demo Version we are preparing, and we just ask that you be a little more patient,” the message reads. “The team is working on it, but some issues popped up regarding the distribution method so there is a good chance it will not be ready to launch by the 15th. We are really sorry for the inconvenience.”

The rest of the post had nothing to do with the delay, instead focusing on a contest tasking fans with designing their own robots for Mighty No. 9. Those who enter would retain ownership of their designs, but Comcept reserves to right to “reinterpret” the design for inclusion in future games.

Fans of Mighty No. 9 should be getting used to these delays by now. The game was originally scheduled to ship in April before being pushed back to September. Currently there is no firm release date for the game, just a target of the first quarter of 2016.

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Along with the demo, Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter backers were previously promised Steam keys for Azure Striker Gunvolt, Mighty Gunvolt, and Gal Gun, which would arrive on Sept. 29. Those games should presumably still be released on time.

Comcept has not yet said when the demo will be released, simply saying “as soon as we have more info, we will let everyone know immediately.”