Mighty No. 9, creator Keiji Inafune’s spiritual successor to classic Capcom platformer Mega Man, has suffered another delay. Developer Comcept says it is now “aiming” for a release in early 2016.
The news came via an update on the game’s official forum, which is only available to those who backed the game’s Kickstarter campaign.
Comcept said that work on all of Mighty No. 9‘s core content is finished and that the game is in a complete state, but bug fixing and work on the game’s online features has led to a further delay.
“As we have communicated in the updates to our backers, all of the core content for the game is developed and in a complete state,” Comcept stated in the update.
“However, there are still bugs and issues pertaining to the online features that are included in the game. These bugs and issues have a direct effect on enjoyment of the game, so a decision was made to work these issues out before release.
“Currently, Comcept and their partners are working at full capacity to resolve these issues and fix any remaining bugs.”
It hasn’t been a good week for Comcept. The developer’s second game, Mega Man Legends spritual successor Red Ash, failed to ignite the same level of excitement generated by Mighty No. 9, raising just $519,000 of its $800,000 goal as of its deadline 2 days ago. When Mighty No. 9 debuted on Kickstarter back in 2013, it managed to raise an impressive $3,845,170, making it one of the most successful Kickstarted video games to date.