Comcept confirms Mighty No. 9 delay due to online issues, fans aren’t happy


On Friday it was reported that Mighty No. 9’s release date was being delayed until sometime in 2016, which left people wondering what’s going on over at Comcept. Well finally after a few days of silence, the company sent out an email update to all the Kickstarter backers that confirmed the game being delayed.

“Although we understand that everyone was looking forward to playing Mighty No. 9 as soon as possible, a release delay is going to be announced for the game at Gamescom 2015, which is currently being held in Cologne, Germany.

This is a project that would not have existed without the support of our backers, so we at least wanted to deliver this news to our backers before it is officially announced. We are unable to confirm a final release date at this time, however we will be aiming for a release in Q1 2016. Once a solid release date is set, we will announce it immediately to our backers and fans.

Of course, it is important to explain why exactly the game is being delayed. As we have communicated in the updates to our backers, all of the core content for the game is developed and in a complete state. However, there are still bugs and issues pertaining to the online features that are included in the game. These bugs and issues have a direct affect on enjoyment of the game, so a decision was made to work these issues out before release.

Currently, Comcept and their partners are working at full capacity to resolve these issues and fix any remaining bugs. In addition, we have received quite a few requests for additional information regarding the various platforms that are part of the platform survey we have sent out. We have also only managed to receive around half of the total responses needed for the survey.

Considering the fact that the game’s release has been delayed, we are planning to open another platform survey once a final release date has been settled upon.

We will continue to deliver the most up-to-date info to our backers and fans through our forum updates, so please keep an eye out!

We appreciate your support and patience regarding this matter, and look forward to delivering Mighty No. 9 to our backers and fans in the best state possible.”

While the game was set to release next month, it looks like fans and backers will have to wait at least another 4 to 5 months at least for the game to be released. As a backer myself, I am pretty disappointed about the delay since the game looked great at E3. With that said, I have no problem waiting for them to release the complete game without any issues. If it did, fans would be souring on the company, especially after millions of dollars were crowdfunded by those have been wanting a new Mega Man-style game. Of course not everyone was happy with the news.


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Growing up Chris watched a lot of the original Saturday morning cartoons and developed a love for arts and animation. Growing up he tried his hand at animation and eventually script writing, but even more his love of video games, anime and technology grew.