After being delayed out of this year, and stirring up controversy when its PC-only backer-promised demo was also indefinitely delayed, those anticipating spiritual classic Mega Man successor, Mighty No. 9 can now circle a new date on the calendar. Mighty No. 9 is now set to launch in North America on February 9th of next year, and will expand to the rest of the world, including Japan, Europe, Australia and other major territories, on February 12th.

MN9 - GameplayThis new launch date applies to the physical retail copies of Mighty No. 9 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U (including Collector’s Editions made for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One), as well as the digital PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U releases, and the digital-only PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 releases. There are also portable editions of Mighty No. 9 in the works for Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita, which are digital-only for now as well, though they’re still without release dates. Those purchasing the PlayStation 4 version at retail or digitally however, or the digital PlayStation 3 edition, can score a guaranteed free download of the game’s PlayStation Vita build, as well as the other PlayStation console build, since the PlayStation editions are all cross-buy with each other.

Mighty No. 9 was funded on Kickstarter, and is the highest-billed new IP yet of Mega Man creator, Keiji Inafune’s indie studio, Comcept. The game also has a live-action streaming service movie in the works, and a planned animated series. The story revolves around a brave robot named Beck, who avoids a dangerous virus that causes his fellow robots to go berserk, with Beck then fighting to save the world from his former companions. As you can expect, the story heavily echoes the sensibilities of the early Mega Man games.

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