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Comcept USA has revealed the first official art for Call, the female playable character in Mighty No. 9. Call's look was chosen by a community vote on nine potential designs.
The first round of voting had whittled the field down to three possibilities: F, H and E. Call F pulled off a narrow victory, beating Call E by a mere 2%. You can see F above.
"We’d like to say thank you to all the Backers who contributed to making this second vote a great success!" Comcept said on Mighty No. 9's Kickstarter page. "The battle got heated at times, but the Mighty Numbers stayed strong and campaigned through numerous threads to support their favorite Call! We couldn’t have done it without you, and the goodwill and enthusiasm surrounding this Poll! Thank you, Mighty Beckers!"
Mighty No. 9 is a side-scrolling action-platformer being directed by Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune. Robots across the world have been gone mad due to a computer virus. The main playable character is Beck, one of the few robots that hasn't been infected by the virus. He must defeat the other Mighty Number robots and their minions Like Mega Man, Beck gains new weapons by defeating bosses. The player can also swap in special parts like spring-loaded hands or magnet arms to help him overcome obstacles.
Call is Beck's partner in his quest. Comcept revealed in September that she doesn't have the human characteristics like Beck. She's just a robot, which makes her conversations with Beck awkward on occasion. That's about all we know about her so far.
Comcept received funds for Mighty No. 9's development through Kickstarter and PayPal. They raised over $4 million through those two sources, well above their initial goal of $900,000. The extra funding has alllowed Comcept to dramatically expand the scope of the game. Mighty No. 9 was originally a PC-only game but now PS4, Xbox One, Mac, Linux, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, 3DS and PlayStation Vita versions are also planned. Call's inclusion in the game was greenlit when funding reached $3.1 million.
The nine preliminary designs for Call are below. What do you think of the final art? Did the fans choose wisely? Let us know in the comments below.