The Japanese Kickstarted game Mighty No. 9 has surpassed its $2.2 million goal and will thus be developed for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U on top of releasing on PC, Mac, and Linux. The game has reached this milestone just 17 days after launching when it was announced at PAX Prime in Seattle earlier this month.
Keiji Inafune, one of the legendary developers behind the Mega Man series, has created this Kickstarter campaign in hopes of reviving a spiritual successor to the popular side-scrolling game. His transition from Capcom to his new studio Comcept has marked the beginning of this ambitious project.
Mighty No. 9 is the most successful Japanese crowdfunded project to date and is on its way to becoming one of the biggest Kickstarter campaigns from anywhere. Future stretch goals for the game include a challenge mode at $2.4 million, an extra end stage and boss at $2.55 million, an online co-op challenge mode at $2.75 million, and PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game at $3.3 million. With only 12 left to go in its campaign, time will tell what goals the game will reach.