Game: Mighty No. 9
Developer: Comcsept, Abstraction Games
Release: April 2015 (NA)(EU)
In the year 20XX —- In a world where robotic engineering has greatly advanced.
Dr. White created 9 robot siblings known as the “Mighty Numbers”, who were the most popular and powerful team of robots in the Battle Colosseum and always in the top ranks. But, during one competition there was a sudden act of cyber terror, infecting them with a computer virus causing them to become crazed and rampant.
Mighty No. 9 is a very succesful Kickstarter that collected 4 Million dollars. The reason for this is that the legendary Keiji Inafune, creator of Mega Man, is behind the project. Mighty No. 9 is considered to be the spiritual successor to Mega Man and the gameplay will be similar to the old cult platformer. Mighty No. 9 is a 2D platformer with 3D artwork. You control the robot Beck who has the ability to both take the weapons from the enemies he defeat and transform into new shapes based on the bosses he has defeated. The story line is that Beck is the only one of a group of combat robots called Mighty Numbers, who is unaffected by a virus. He has to fight and defeat the other Mighty Numbers in order to save the planet. For more information you can visit the official website or look at some early preview footage. There is also this very good preview of a documentary about the creation of the game.