Earlier this week, Comcept founder and former Mega Man producer Keiji Inafune announced the launch of another crowdfunding campaign for action platform Mighty No. 9. The game raised over $3.8 million on Kickstarter last year. The first and only goal on the website is full English voice acting. The main goal is to raise $200,000.
Per the synopsis, Mighty No. 9 takes place in the year 2099 where humans have become dependent on robots not just for manual labor but also entertainment. The most powerful robots in the world fight in front of humans in a popular league called the Battle Colosseum.
BECK is a small combat robot made to fight in the Battle Coliseum as a part of the MIGHTY NUMBERS, the strongest robots in the world. But since Beck is the only robot in the world with a human heart, he’s also the only robot that gets scared in combat. The good news is that he also possesses the ability to turn into any other robot. The bad news is that since his emotions are wired to his abilities, he often finds himself malfunctioning in battle.
One day a notorious engineer named DR. BLACKWELL releases a virus that infects every robot in the world…everyone except Beck. Dr. Blackwell remotely controls the infected Mighty Numbers to lead a rebellion to destroy mankind. Beck suddenly becomes the only robot available to stop the Mighty Numbers.
As Beck tries to save the world, he will be joined by CALL, his overly serious robotic sidekick; DR. WHITE, the young but socially inept creator of the Mighty Numbers; and DR. SANDA, the lazy but wise team leader. With each of their help, Beck will learn how to deal with his emotions and become the hero they need him to be.
Inafune took to the Comcept website blog to explain the new campaign’s details. “We don’t want the Mighty No. 9 project to end with the game alone. We want the game to be part of something greater we deliver on a global scale.”
He continued, “With everyone’s help, and through new funding, we can make the game evolve even further… In order to do that, I’d like to ask for more of your strength, to borrow your power to make more and more fantastic content. Needless to say this includes work on the game itself; we want to expand outside of the game medium in a way that connects back to the game itself, ultimately enhancing of the content.”
The Comcept team took to the game’s website to explain what the additional funding will actually be used for, which includes the bonus content and features. According to the team, this funding does NOT involve the main game. “We formed this plan as a result of all of the slacker backers that contacted us after the Kickstarter campaign looking to contribute. But let’s make this clear: this new funding is a bonus content in the Mighty No. 9 video game.”
They added, “Any new funding will not go towards existing content in the current state of the game, but bonus content to be implemented into the title.”
Since its launch, the campaign has raised $9,058 from 233 backers.
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