For anyone who's a fan of Megaman, Capcom's quintessential run-and-gun platformer, there is a game in the works that should excite and entice you. That is, if it ever gets released.
Mighty No. 9 is that game, a Kickstarter-funded project being developed by Comcept, an indie developer founded by Keiji Inafune, who was a producer for the Megaman franchise, among others.
The game is in 3D with a real 2D style, and it just absolutely reeks of Megaman. A sweet, sweet reek.
Mighty No. 9 was first introduced at the Penny Arcade Expo in 2013, launching its Kickstarter after the official announcement from Inafune. The Kickstarter was successful, reaching its $900,000 goal in just two days.
The game was originally scheduled for release in April 2015, but was delayed until September 2015 so as to polish the game up and add Japanese and French voiceacting to the characters in the game. However, just a few days ago, the game was delayed once more. The reason for this is apparently due to online play issues that affect the games playability for all people.
It is now optimistically scheduled for a Q1 2016 release, though without a set date. This new delay has angered many of the backers of the game, who expected to have it months ago. They were willing to accept the first delay for the sake of polishing, but a second delay, even longer than the first, seems unforgivable to people.
Ideally, this delay will be the last, or may even be shortened. Hopefully, the delay gets brought down to maybe a holiday 2015 release, though that's hard to determine. In any case, it's a game I'm excited to pick up once it eventually drops.
Until then, just keep watching this gameplay footage.