Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a totally-not-Mega-Man side scroller. Titled Mighty No. 9, the game features a child like robot hero named Beck that must stop some bad guys from destroying the planet. While battling through six, or more, levels our robotic hero can use weapons and abilities from defeated enemies. As the game progresses Beck can also transform to allow for new abilities. From the Funding page :
For example, his limbs might become giant magnets, enabling him to walk up walls or rip away enemy shields… Or maybe extendible spring-loaded hands would allow him to activate far-away switches or work as a grappling hook… Or he could have a tank-like body, easily crossing over spikes and pushing objects around the levels… These are just a few possibilities we’re considering (the game is still in the design phase), but you get the idea!
Inafune and co. are looking to raise $900,000 to make the game, which is tentatively scheduled for a PC/Steam release in Spring 2015. Stretch goals include two additional levels ($1.2 mil), Mac & Linux versions ($1.35 mil), a making of documentary ($2 mil), and PS3/360/WiiU versions ($2.5 mil). No mention of a potential PS4/Xbox One unfortunately. However, some of those stretch goals will most likely not be a challenge given the team behind the game, as well as some fairly cool backer rewards that are more than likely causing some old-school Mega Man fans to go into debt.
The Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter campaign started started about an hour ago and has nearly hit the $100,000 mark. Check back with them between now and October 1st to see how much they get.