The day has finally arrived, and apparently it’s OFFICIALLY official. Gamezone.com reports that Comcept’s long-awaited platformer/shooter Mighty No. 9 gets its final release date of June 21, 2016 for the US and Asia, and June 24th worldwide. Head producer Keiji Inafune announced this date with confidence, apologising for the numerous delays and setbacks.
“Firstly, I would like to say again how sincerely sorry we are for how long we have kept all of our fans waiting. We are finally able to deliver some long-awaited news regarding Mighty No. 9. We understand that as a result of the various delays we have disappointed and let down our fans.”
Inafune stands firm, stating that there will be no more delays for the game, and that this date can be considered as written in stone. Fans should keep in mind that the release date applies to home consoles and PC, with portable versions for PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS to follow soon after.
The game was originally set to be released in April of 2015, but that same month it was announced that it would be pushed back to September 15th. Fans grew restless, and in August, the game was pushed back again, this time slated for an early 2016 release. This was apparently due to unresolved bugs and issues with the online play.
Mighty No. 9’s minimum Kickstarter goal of $900,000 was successfully funded within two days of the campaign’s creation. Since then, the game has created numerous stretch goals, system ports, and special modes, fully funding the game over 400% of its original goal.