Deep Silver and Comcept announced today their partnership to release Mighty No. 9, Comcept’s upcoming side-scrolling action game digitally and in retail stores. Created by Keiji Inafune, the “father of Mega Man,” Comcept and Japanese co-developer Inti Creates, Mighty No. 9 will be available on September 15th in the Americas and on September 18th worldwide.
As the press release reads, the partnership will enable Comcept to not only broaden the audience for Mighty No. 9 by bringing the game to retail, but will also provide them with additional resources to add significant value for the 67,226 backers and new players alike. This includes:
• ‘Ray’ DLC: An all-new stage including an epic battle with Beck’s rival Ray that, upon completion, unlocks Ray as a playable character for the entire main game, adding unique skills and all-new gameplay mechanics. The stage will be available as additional downloadable content, adding huge replay value. This extra content will be included in all retail editions and will be provided free to all Kickstarter backers of the project, upon release of the game.
• Voice-over support: Japanese and French voice-overs have been recorded and will be added to all versions of the game alongside the already planned English VO.
• Localized versions: Deep Silver will provide localized versions with subtitles in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Polish and Brazilian Portuguese languages.
While Comcept remains the owner of the Mighty No. 9 brand, the two companies will join forces to bring the game to market. Deep Silver will spearhead sales and marketing efforts for the game.
Keiji Inafune, CEO of Comcept, said:
“This is a great opportunity for Comcept. The partnership enables us to deliver Mighty No. 9 to a wider audience while adding some great extra value to the game/ We are confident that the extra content will be worth the wait.”
Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Deep Silver, added:
“The incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign for Mighty No. 9 through Keiji Inafune and his team has shown how huge their fan base is and how much anticipation there is for a true spiritual successor of classic side-scrolling action games. Deep Silver is proud to publish this game and help Comcept in bringing their vision to life.”