Mighty No. 9 Delayed to Spring

A Kickstarter update for Mighty No. 9 reveals another delay for this planned spiritual successor to the Mega Man series (thanks Videogamer). In September it was announced we should expect the game next month, but networking issues are causing a third release delay, and word is to expect the game sometime in the spring. Developer Keiji Inafune explains the latest setback for the project:
To the fans eagerly awaiting the release of Mighty No. 9,

Unfortunately, we have an announcement that will be very disappointing to all of you. In preparation for the February release of Mighty No. 9 we have been working hard with our partners to resolve any network issues and porting work necessary to publish Mighty No. 9 on the various platforms. However, the issues relating to the network modes were more critical than expected, and it has become apparent that we will need to delay the game from its February 9th release date. We have been working up until the very last moment to resolve these issues in order to make the February release, but it has become clear that we no longer have enough time to fix the issues and have everything prepared for release.

The reason for the delay is rooted in bugs inside the network modes, and specifically problems with matchmaking. There are two large reasons for this problem, one of them being the large number of platforms supported (the solution for each platform is slightly different) and the other stems from the fact that the engine we are using is no longer being updated which means adjustments for matchmaking and online code are being made manually (actually reprogramming parts of the engine by the dev team themselves). Unfortunately, this is all a result of miscalculations on the part of us, the development staff. As a result, our fans who have been looking forward to Mighty No. 9 have been forced to wait for over half a year longer than expected, and for that we are sincerely sorry. I want to take this chance to apologize personally, and on the behalf of the development staff.

Over the end of the year break and the beginning of 2016, the development staff has been working on these issues non-stop without break, and thanks to their hard work the end is in sight. We continue to make progress to resolve these last issues that have been holding up the release of the game on the different platforms.

Because we are constantly working on it in cooperation with all our partners, we want to wait and make sure that everything is confirmed to be ready before giving a new specific release date. But we expect it to realistically be in Spring 2016.

For this 3rd delay of the game, we have no excuses for disappointing our fans and especially our backers once more. We want to take this chance to express our sincerest apologies to everyone who has looked forward to the release.

Although we are far past our original release date, the release of Mighty No. 9 is still right around the corner. We are all working hard to make sure that we can finish and release the game to all of our fans as quickly as possible, and ask once more for your support of this project that we have created together over these last few years.
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Jan 26, 2016, 16:11
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Dev wrote on Jan 26, 2016, 09:23:
Blatz wrote on Jan 25, 2016, 15:36:
This has nothing on the Two Guys SpaceVenture. SpaceVenture was originally estimated to be released February 2013!!

Now "on track" for Nov 2016.

My nostalgia cost me $170.
Hey I'm still hopeful! I backed at a similar level. Space quest games were some of my favorite when I was a kid.

I haven't given the mini arcade chicken game they released a try, have you?

Yeah, I'm sure it will release eventually. It's just that massive delays such as this rob me of my most of my excitement.

Havnen't tried the cluck game.
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Jan 26, 2016, 12:40
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Jan 26, 2016, 12:40
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jan 26, 2016, 02:58:
This shit is hilarious... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZWHUnFqPhg

I have no doubt it's a cluster, but just wanted to say, there is a point in forums where we need to just walk away to. It's like everyone becomes a lawyer with point after point of this and that, as if the game isn't even the focus anymore and we are playing the Forum Game. It gets to the point it becomes destructive and self fulfilling prophecies of doom happen with a mob mentality. I'm sure there are tons of correct points, but there is also a back off part we need to get better at as well.
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Jan 26, 2016, 09:23
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Blatz wrote on Jan 25, 2016, 15:36:
This has nothing on the Two Guys SpaceVenture. SpaceVenture was originally estimated to be released February 2013!!

Now "on track" for Nov 2016.

My nostalgia cost me $170.
Hey I'm still hopeful! I backed at a similar level. Space quest games were some of my favorite when I was a kid.

I haven't given the mini arcade chicken game they released a try, have you?
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Jan 26, 2016, 02:58
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Jan 25, 2016, 19:08
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Jan 25, 2016, 19:08
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jan 25, 2016, 15:28:
I never heard of the shitstorm surrounding this game but this video really helped me catch up.

I'd lose my shit when they offered a fucking vote to determine the voice over.

I'm glad I didn't back this. The whole thing looks like a big shitshow.
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Jan 25, 2016, 18:58
H@P
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Jan 25, 2016, 18:58
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HorrorScope wrote on Jan 25, 2016, 16:39:
Sheesh, now there's a game Cutter should be saying at the most $10. People put in $80, lol.

Sad part is I don't even remember how much I paid or what I'm due. Probably even more sad is I don't really care all that much anymore. I must be their favorite backer.
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Jan 25, 2016, 16:39
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Jan 25, 2016, 16:39
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jan 25, 2016, 15:28:
I never heard of the shitstorm surrounding this game but this video really helped me catch up.

Sheesh, now there's a game Cutter should be saying at the most $10. People put in $80, lol.
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Jan 25, 2016, 16:15
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Jan 25, 2016, 16:15
 
3 delays down and 6 to go until the Mighty No. 9th delay!
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Jan 25, 2016, 16:00
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I'm a Blizzard game fanboy so I'm kinda conditioned to expect delays with games being release. I didn't back Mighty No. 9 as I didn't even know about kickstarter back when it was funded. I skipped on backing it and just pre ordered it from Gamestop. I do want the game, but I don't want it to suck, so I'm fine waiting another two or three more months for it.

I wonder is the same delay thing will happen to Bloodstained (spiritual successor to Castlevania) next year.
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Jan 25, 2016, 15:36
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Jan 25, 2016, 15:36
 
This has nothing on the Two Guys SpaceVenture. SpaceVenture was originally estimated to be released February 2013!!

Now "on track" for Nov 2016.

My nostalgia cost me $170.
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Jan 25, 2016, 15:28
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Jan 25, 2016, 15:28
 
I never heard of the shitstorm surrounding this game but this video really helped me catch up.
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Jan 25, 2016, 14:26
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Jan 25, 2016, 14:26
 
Yeah, that's pretty crap. At least they're still posting updates on occasion. I have several projects I've backed that just completely went dark. I'm pretty much done with Kickstarter at this point. All the big projects I want always get funded anyway and the fact that Kickstarter washes their hands of all accountability while still taking a chunk of the proceeds is really beginning to irk me.
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Jan 25, 2016, 13:19
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Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jan 25, 2016, 11:19:
What was the Jeremy Soule Kickstarter? I never heard about that one.

Right here. But almost nothing has been provided in 3 years.

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Jan 25, 2016, 11:19
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Jan 25, 2016, 11:19
 
With how this game is constantly getting delayed and downgraded, it might as well have the Double Fine logo on it at this point.

What was the Jeremy Soule Kickstarter? I never heard about that one.
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Jan 25, 2016, 11:06
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Eirikrautha wrote on Jan 25, 2016, 10:52:
They seem to have done everything a kickstarter could do wrong:

  • Play to nostalgia without recognizing that nostalgia is often impossible to live up to - check!
  • Overpromise - check!
  • Use an engine not directly designed for your needs - check!
  • Hire toxic community managers to alienate your supporters - check!
  • Delay & Excuses - check!

I thought you were talking about Star Citizen
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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Jan 25, 2016, 10:52
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Jan 25, 2016, 10:52
 
They seem to have done everything a kickstarter could do wrong:

  • Play to nostalgia without recognizing that nostalgia is often impossible to live up to - check!
  • Overpromise - check!
  • Underbudget - check!
  • Use an engine not directly designed for your needs - check!
  • Hire toxic community managers (that are your employees' girlfriends) to alienate your supporters - check!
  • Delay & Excuses - check!

Folks, we have the absolute roadmap for kickstarter failure here! Someone get Chris Roberts on the phone...
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Jan 25, 2016, 09:27
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I think of all of the KS I've backed, this one and the Jeremy Soule one turned out the worst.

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