Keiji Inafune and Comcept USA revealed a triple-header of announcements at Anime Expo 2014 for Mighty No.9.
First up, the team has opened a second wave of crowd-funding via PayPal, complete with a new set of stretch goals. This campaign is for backers who missed out on the original Kickstarter, but still wish to contribute. However, the developer made it clear that all money raised via this campaign is for new features only and will not go towards what has already been announced. The first stretch goal is at $100,000 and will see the game get full English voice acting.
If you’d like to contribute in other ways, Comcept announced that, thanks to Humble Bundle, pre-orders are now open for the game. “This is a chance for non-backers to grab the game early at a pre-launch day price,” the developer explained. “Grab extra copies for friends, family, pets, imaginary friends! You can even grab multiple copies, or get the game in a bundle with digital rewards that go towards the bonus content stretch goals!”
$23 will net you a single code to redeem the game on either PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, 3DS, Wii U, or Vita. While $50 gets you the game, plus a digital retro-style game manual, digital art book/strategy guide, and the digital official soundtrack. Then there’s an $80 option which gets you everything above, plus access to the Steam beta.
Finally, Comcept released a teaser trailer (above) for a Mighty No.9 animated series. The series will be developed by Digital Frontiers—who put the teaser together out of it’s own pocket, so don’t worry about backer money being used for it.
The synopsis reads: “The story focuses on BECK, a weak transforming combat robot, who was made to fight in a combat robot league as a part of the MIGHTY NUMBERS, the strongest robots in the world. When Beck is the only robot spared from a virus that forces his teammates to destroy mankind, he has to find a way to overcome his own inadequacies so that he can stop them.”
The developer made it very clear that no crowd-funded money will be used for this animated series. Digital Frontiers is currently “seeking investment separately” for the series.
Mighty No.9 is in development for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, 3DS, Wii U, and Vita, and is set to launch in 2015.