Mighty No. 9 set for June 21 release date

In an announcement that the game has finally gone gold, Keiji Inafune promised the June release is 'set in stone.'


Mega Man fans, rejoice! Following rumors that Mighty No. 9 would slip far past its release date of Spring 2016 all the way to December, Keiji Inafune confirmed that the troubled shooter/platformer has, at long last, gone gold... although it will technically miss that Spring 2016 date.

"We have now confirmed the following release dates for Mighty No. 9: June 21st 2016 (North America & Asia) and June 24th 2016 (World Wide)," he wrote on the game's official website. The game will PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U. Vita and 3DS versions will follow at later dates.

Inafune turned appropriately contrite and apologized to both Kickstarter backers and other fans around the globe for No. 9's litany of postponements. "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."

Talk turned to speculation regarding how long it might take skilled players to clear Mighty No. 9 on Normal difficulty, and how many players would have the courage to play on Maniac difficulty. "Make sure to let us know your feedback and thoughts on the game through our SNS channels as you play the game. Your voices are what made this game possible, and we want to continue hearing what you think so that it may influence our future endeavors."

A gold graphic of No. 9 himself served as fitting punctuation on the announcement.

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