Mighty No. 9 has a new launch date: June 21.
The “spiritual successor” to Mega Man has “gone gold,” creator Keiji Inafune said, putting Mighty No. 9 on course to launch for Mac, Linux, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on that date in North America and Asia. It will launch worldwide on those platforms on June 24. Deep Silver is publishing the game on consoles. Versions of the game for Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita will come “at a later point.”
Inafune acknowledged it has been nearly three years since the project was initially and enthusiastically crowdfunded by thousands of Mega Man fans and apologized for the repeated delays to Mighty No. 9‘s launch.
“This is a project where everyone’s passions were combined in order to create something very special, and we are looking forward to delivering the final product to everyone who was involved,” Inafune wrote in an update on the game’s official site. “There can be no stronger connection between game creators and game fans.”
“Firstly, I would like to say again how sincerely sorry we are for how long we have kept all of our fans waiting,” Inafune said. “We understand that as a result of the various delays we have disappointed and let down our fans, but we are happy to finally be able to deliver the game to everyone who brought us this far.”
The development team is now completing the “last final stages” of production. Inafune also promised there will be no more delays. “The release date we are announcing is set in stone and there will be no further delays for the game,” he said.
To celebrate the “going gold” news, an image of a golden version of Beck has also been released.
Mighty No. 9 was originally slated to launch in 2015 before being pushed to 2016. There will be physical disc and digital versions of the game for PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U, while the game will only be available digitally for PS3 and Xbox 360.