Mighty No. 9 Anime Announced; Early Access Set For Late 2014

By William Usher 2014-07-28 20:34:18 discussion comments
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Capcom really missed out on a good thing when Keiji Inafune took flight and started his own company. Comcept is now growing in a pretty big way and they recently announced during the 2014 Anime Expo that the Mighty No. 9 will become an anime and that the game's Early Access for Steam will get underway before the year is out.

Nintendo Everything caught wind of the new during a special panel that took place at the event. The anime will be handled by Digital Frontier, the same company that handled cinematic sequences and other animated projects, including Vanquish, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and Yakuza.

The anime will center around Beck and it will be an action-comedy of sorts. The show will be CG animated and will aim to approach kids between 6 and 11 years of age. The show is expected to release in the second quarter of 2016. A teaser for the show can actually be viewed below. It's quirky and kind of funny.



On the upside, you may not have to wait as long to experience the game that the anime is based on. Comcept originally went to Kickstarter in order to get the game made since gamers had been craving a new Mega Man game and Capcom wasn't delivering.

One half of Mega Man's co-creators, Inafune, decided it was time to create a new generation of the blue bomber. His game, Mighty No. 9, managed to score close to $4 million in crowd funding.

At this junction the game has come along far enough that the team is considering releasing a version of the of the game on Steam's Early Access. This is expected to happen some time before 2015.

Previously, a gameplay video was recently made available to at least give gamers an idea of how far along the game is. It's very likely that a late 2014 Early Access release is entirely possible.

In addition to all of this, Keiji Inafune recently released a video indicating that, if gamers want, they can add English voice acting to Mighty No. 9. The game will head back to Kickstarter for a $100,000 campaign for English voices. Check out the video below.



The original campaign only covered Japanese voice acting and, as we all know, not everyone is completely keen on reading subtitles. If those gamers don't want to read subtitles, it's possible to support the game's second Kickstarter and allow for English voices. It's safe to say that a small part of the gaming community have become incensed at the idea, while others have embraced it.

If you want to learn more about Mighty No. 9, the anime, the Early Access and the second phase of crowd-funding, feel free to visit the official website.
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