The homage to 16-bit side scrollers is unstoppable.
Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter has broken down every single barrier conceivable, garnering $1,948,192 from 33,732 backers with 21 days still to go. It’s already on track to receive Wii U, PS3 and Xbox 360 pots once it crosses $2.2 million, but more importantly, Inafune and his team at Comcept USA have announced that should it reach $3.3 million, they will be developing ports of the game for PS4 and Xbox One.
Of course, the game will also be receiving online co-operative play, in which the second player will control Beck for asymmetrical co-op play. This will be made available once funding reaches $2.75 million.
It’s insane to see Mighty No. 9 reaches this level, but considering that this will be Inafune’s tribute to Mega Man and the classic 16-bit side-scrolling shooters of yore, it makes sense. It will also be releasing on PC and is pegged for a Spring 2015 release date. Stay tuned for more details as they arrive.