Mighty No. 9 is my most anticipated Kickstarter game. It oozes Megaman X so much and I love every drop of it.
They still have a long way’s to go but the early progress shows immense promise. But I do have a concern: how will Capcom react to this game? It’s Megaman in every way except in name. I sincerely hope the Japanese publisher will just leave them alone.
If you were a fan of Megaman and his 8-bit shenanigans then you’ve been served with Megaman 9 and 10. I am a fan of Megaman X, so I haven’t been served with a game like that in almost a decade.
But most of us aren’t looking for 8-bit releases, cameos and awful looking iOS re-releases. We’re looking for something to play on our consoles that doesn’t rely on nostalgia. We’re looking for a proper effort like the ones they put forth in Street Fighter IV or Marvel vs Capcom 3. Hell, I would even take an attempt like Resident Evil 5 or 6 at this point — at least we would know Capcom acknowledges that he’s alive and not relegate him to a virtual clothing line.
It’s like Megaman died in secret and Capcom is desperately trying to cover it up with these dumb efforts.
The upcoming Megaman 9 DLC is a point of contention for some folks, but I’m not here to debate that issue. In fact, I don’t even own Megaman 9. Fortunately, for you folks out there, that hasn’t stopped me from sharing some media from the upcoming DLC pack featuring Megaman’s rival.
Are you ready for more 8-bit Megaman? I’m not. I’m just not feeling the excitement around the ‘9th‘ installment of the original Blue Bomber’s adventures. Even after looking through all the celebratory screenshots and artwork which Capcom released, I’m not feeling it. However, if they released a new 2D Megaman X, I’ll be there day one!