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New Mighty No. 9 trailer gets you READY for next month's release

If you don't get the allusion, you're clearly not a fan of great 8-bit video games, and we have nothing more to discuss. (Unless you click the link.)

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Mighty No. 9 isn't just mighty. He's a master... class, that is, as touted by the latest trailer for the 2D platformer helmed by ex-Mega Man producer Keiji Inafune.

The trailer is quintessentially retro, showcasing shooty power-ups, rapid dashing, and lots of explosions—all draped in a shiny coat of paint.

It also serves as a reminder than Mighty No. 9 is actually happening: following several delays, the game will finally arrive on June 21 for PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS, NVIDIA Shield, and Steam.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at davidlcraddock.com and @davidlcraddock.

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