Mega Man spiritual successor Mighty No. 9 has been delayed yet again from its very soon February 9th to a much more vague “Spring” (Northern hemisphere). This follows two other delays that this game has suffered. The previous date slip was, coincidentally extremely close to the previously quoted release date.
Keiji Inafune, industry veteran and legend, sent a email of apology to Kickstarter backers of the game stating that “issues relating to the network modes were more critical than expected”. Specifically, there are bugs in the network code and problems with matchmaking.
We have been working up until the very last moment to resolve these issues in order to make the February release, but it has become clear that we no longer have enough time to fix the issues and have everything prepared for release.
Inafune-san blames the fact that they are developing the game on a large number of platforms and that the engine they are developing with is no longer being updated, causing developers to have to reprogram parts of the engine.
He states that they do not want to give another release date until they are sure they can provide the game within the date provided.
Although we are far past our original release date, the release of Mighty No. 9 is still right around the corner. We are all working hard to make sure that we can finish and release the game to all of our fans as quickly as possible, and ask once more for your support of this project that we have created together over these last few years.
We’ll just have to wait a little longer to find out if Mighty No. 9 is actually any good or not.