Comcept delays Mighty No. 9 trial version

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Looks like Comcept is having more issues with Mighty No. 9, and this time they have delayed the trial version they had promised their backers after the game was delayed until sometime in 2016. This is so that Comcept could fix the issues with the online aspect of the game, due to a problem with the distribution method.

Here is the original message sent to the backers by Comcept after the delay was announced:

We are releasing an exclusive Trial Ver. for all of our Mighty No. 9 backers!!!

The team at comcept and all of our partners are currently working on solving the online issues with Mighty No. 9, however the single-player content is in a complete state. We would like our backers to have a chance to play the near-complete game, so we are releasing this Trial Ver. which has more volume and functionality compared to the original beta test we conducted. The release of this Trial Ver. is planned for September 15th, so make sure to clear your schedule! We will start sending out codes to our backers a few days earlier than the actual release. This Trial Ver. is planned to run for a full month after release, but will be taken down after that.

While the real issues weren’t the delay, it’s how Comcept has decided to release  any news on the game itself. When news of the game’s first delaye was revealed by Game Informer, the studio kept quiet until the Red Ash Kickstater had ended. Of course, this was also after it announced that a third-party company was also funding the game.

The news of the delay wasn’t sent out to backers in the form of an update email. Actually no one knew about it because it was placed in a post about a Robot Design Contest, which you can see the post at the end of this article on the Mighty No. 9 page:

Finally, we know that all of our fans are looking forward to the Special Demo Version we are preparing, and we just ask that you be a little more patient. The team is working on it, but some issues popped up regarding the distribution method so there is a good chance it will not be ready to launch by the 15th. We are really sorry for the inconvenience.

As soon as we have more info, we will let everyone know immediately.

As a fan and a backer, I feel pretty disappointed. The game looked and played great at E3, and while I understand the need to delay the game to fix it, the issues about the trial version is a bit odd that there was never any information released on it to backers. Instead it was posted in a piece that had nothing to do with the game but a contest.

Hopefully everything gets resolved soon.

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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.