Fans of 2D action platformers have been eagerly awaiting the release of Mighty No. 9 since it was first announced in 2013. The brainchild of Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune, the game is a spiritual successor to those games, which alone is enough to get many a gamer excited. Now, we finally known when we’ll get a chance to play it.
Two release dates were announced for Mighty No. 9 on the game’s official website yesterday. The game will be released in North America on September 15, and will be released in the rest of the world three days later on September 18.
If you’re wondering if the game will be available on the platform of your choice, the answer is very likely yes. While the game was initially announced for the PC and later the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii U, it will also be released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as well as for Mac and Linux computers.
While every platform will see Mighty No. 9 in downloadable form, physical retail versions of the game will be additionally available for the PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U, published by Deep Silver. Portable versions for the PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS will follow later on.
Fans who have been keeping a close eye on the game will notice that this is a bit of a delay from the spring release that was originally estimated by the game’s developer Comcept. Fortunately, the additional time is being put to good use. Additional Japanese and French voiceovers as well as subtitles in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Polish and Brazilian Portugese are being added.
Comcept also announced ‘Ray’ DLC that adds “an all-new stage including an epic battle with Beck’s rival Ray that, upon completion, unlocks Ray as a playable character for the entire game” according to a press release. This content will be included in retail editions, and like the language packs will be free for those who originally backed the project.
For more information, see the FAQ on the Mighty No. 9 website.